Tuesday, February 05, 2008

ASH WEDNESDAY

You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's own people, in order that you may proclaim the mighty acts of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
-1 Peter 2:9 (NRSV)



On this eve of Ash Wednesday(Shrove Tuesday), I sit here and contemplate the next six weeks.
One of my resolutions this year was to read more scripture and be nearer to Him. So thought I would share one with you today.
My religion does not require or realy advocate "giving up something for" Lent, however as I search my faith/spiritual practises don't think it will harm anybody.
So with that said, along with my New Years Resolution named above, I am fasting from chocolate & ice cream. I also want to do some type of exercise daily.
I am trying to rid myself of a few unwanted Christmas holiday pounds so it can't hurt anyway!

Can you even believe it's Ash Wednesday already!

6 comments:

Merci said...

Actually, it's not quite Ash Wednesday yet...IT'S MARDI GRAS! Party tonight, dear!

Molly Malone said...

oh my goodness! i almost forgot. i don't really come from a hardcore Lent tradition either - at least not the sacrifice part - but i always try to give up, or take on, something. now, i've just gotta think what it is!

Zelda Parker said...

I started life with that tradition of giving up something. There are only a few luxuries left now, what would you have me give up? My computer, cell phone? Hummm, how about work? I have been trying to avoid sweeets since the holidays and it seems to be a habitI cannot overcome...yet.
Yesterday was my independence day and the anniversary of my Dad's passing. Alot for one day.

mommanator said...

merci-what did you do? go vote or party/LOL
molly- I didn't have to think very hard!
Zelda-yard work?lol

Kate said...

Lovin' the pink/purple, Mommanator! Is it liturgical by any chance? Or just a nice spring-like colour in the depths of winter? Regardless, it made me smile today....

mommanator said...

Kate- just needed a change, but nice of you to think it liturgical!
My daughter said did you realise it had upside down crosses, I hadn't even noticed?? what is a womean to do!?