1 down, 39 to go

Don't look now, but two days in a row. (What you don't see is me giving myself a premature pat on the back.)

Just kidding. Sorta.

With today being Ash Wednesday, I thought I'd share my plans for Lent.

I know this isn't a place I usually get very personal, but every once in a while I go there. This is one of those times.

Duh, duh, duh.

Sorry, it felt climatic.


I don't always observe Lent, at least not in terms of giving something up.

But this year I feel different about it. First, of all, I've let my faith take a bit of a back to life in the past year.

And secondly -- let's be honest -- I spend way too much time on my phone. Especially in the evenings if I'm home alone.

So I've decided I want to make better use of my time. My hope: to put down my phone in the evenings (unless it's to communicate with someone) and to spend time doing other things, including a quiet time to read my Bible.

And hopefully, by the end of 40 days, I won't find myself reaching for the phone every chance I get.

Night one hasn't been the smoothest. But I have caught up on blog reading and commenting a little, written this and am off for a little quiet time.

And hopefully it will only get better.

Do you observe Lent? Any plans to this year?


  1. Putting down your phone is a tough one. I've tried to watch less tv as well. And you know what, I don't really miss either of them all that much

  2. I'd like to give up my thesis writing for Lent! ;)

  3. so glad you're alive!!! haven't seen you around in forever! i'm giving up lent for lent ;) but seriously, my best lent experience was giving up FB for 4 years!! i only opened one up bc of the blog.

  4. I do not observe Lent although I do like the idea of finding something to give up for a certain amount of time. Good luck lady!

  5. I don't observe Lent, but I did every year when I was growing up. I always remember giving up "candy" or "TV" or something and I would never make it past a few days. I think this is a great goal and it's going to make you feel wonderful!

  6. Typically, I don't observe Lent, but I feel a pull to do so this year. I'd like to dedicate 40 hours during the Lenten season to reading the Word. Though, I made a mistake counting my days, and I'm actually starting next week. Oops.