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.


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

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

  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)

  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. :)