Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Lent Things


As I understand it, Lent, the period between Ash Wednesday and Holy Saturday, is a time of spiritual renewal. This renewal is traditionally practiced by making a new commitment in the areas of fasting, prayer, and almsgiving.

I've decided that this year, my fasting will be in the area of internet use. I don't mean email and computer writing work, I mean reading click bait "articles" with titles like, "Which Celebrities Have a Twin?" and "Iggy Azalea's Favorite Sandwich Recipe." I have a trunk-load of books waiting to be read, and a sink full of breakfast dishes waiting for me to wash and I am reading "14 Things You Didn't Know About Selena Gomez." I am guilty of wasting chunks of my life.

I like social media. I get my news from the internet. I'm not cutting it out, but rather carefully curating my hours. I'm fasting from the internet junk food. I trust you guys will tell me if I'm missing out on something important, like if Bono breaks his other arm or something.

Thanks, everyone.




10 comments:

  1. Bono broke his arm?? Dang, I missed that. I love this fasting idea...keep us posted on the great books you read!

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  2. I'm joining you and including Pinterest for all those crafts I'll never make.

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  3. Lisa, "curating my hours" is brilliant and has given me new internet perspective. It is also possibly my next tattoo.(very tiny; white to act as a gentle reminder)

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  4. 1. There's something reassuring in knowing someone else is wasting g their time the same way you do.

    2. With that said, I'm on board with this fast. I'm also cutting sweets and sugar, my favorite food group. :)

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