Friday, February 19, 2010

that time of year

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This week's Aloha Friday question is...

Do you give up anything for Lent? If so, what are you giving up this year?

Some years I do and some years, I don't. This year, I am not giving up anything, but I will try to find special and new ways to draw closer to God in the next 40 days that lead up to Easter. My denomination doesn't practice Lent, but I do see the value in giving up something important as a sacrifice to remind us of the sacrifice Jesus made for us all.

11 comments:

I am Harriet said...

I'm not Catholic but, I have given up alcohol since New Years.

http://harrietandfriends.com/2010/02/what-guy-says-im-not-going-to-lie-i-am-not-a-twig-im-curvy-welcome-followers-where-are-you/

Mommy, I'm Home said...

I'm thinking of giving up snow. Can I do that????

Night Owl Mama said...

That's a hard one I'm still thinking.
I like the person before me answer. YES SNOW SOunds good to me. LOL

East Coast Wahine said...

LOL @ Mommy, I'm home! I wanna give up snow too! Seriously, I gave up being a 'willing victim'.

Whimsical Creations said...

No, we do not.

Just Breathe said...

No I usually don't but I think it's a great idea to give something up for God.

MightyMom said...

sweets..



sigh

Melissa said...

I have never done Lent before, but it is an interesting idea... perhaps I'll have to think about this a little more.

kailani said...

I'm not Catholic so we don't observe Lent. Thank goodness because I'm not sure I have the willpower!

Twincerely,Olga said...

no we don't observe lent!Aloha

Momma Roar said...

It's like I wrote this post. Our denomination doesn't do anything for Lent either. But I enjoy observing it with my family because it is easy for Easter to sneak up on us.

I am trying to give up some sleep in the morning hours to wake up early and have my devotions. But I too, want to use this time find news ways to draw closer to God.