Monday, March 02, 2009


It has been my tradition to ADD something rather than GIVE SOMETHING UP for Lent. Usually, I make it a point to go to church every week during Lent or to do a Bible study. I haven't done very well this year. A friend just sent me an e-mail forward that I really like.

Things to Give Up for Lent

Taking those you love for granted

Promising more than you can deliver

Losing your temper

Trying to get everything perfect

Doing the right thing for the wrong reasons

Thinking about money

Blaming other for your woes

Blocking out what you don’t want to hear

Listening only to yourself

Wanting to be in control

Having to be right

Patronizing people


Carrying a grudge

Denying your obsessions

Feeling sorry for yourself

Thinking of greener grass

Telling God what to do


Denying your gifts

Doubting your goodness

Looking for easy answers

Lying to God

Looking the other way

Expecting others to solve your problems

Doing what everyone else does

Carrying a chip on your shoulder

Being bored

Cursing the darkness


Denying that you are loved

I am definitely guilty of a bunch of these so I'm going to work on giving up some of these for Lent.

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