Thursday, February 21, 2013

Ash Wednesday and Lent

It is only appropriate to follow up the last few days of blogs with a Lenten discussion.

On Ash Wednesday, Doug and I walked to St. Catherine’s to get our ashes. After mass, I was winey and did not walk to walk home. I must admit Sarah picked me up after church, but Doug walked home.

This year for lent Doug and I are giving up some similar items.

(This photo was taken on Mardi Gras night. This was our last wild night of sweets. Doug ate that entire half gallon on Fat Tuesday night! I ate two of those apple turnovers and did not feel to great after. ha.)

Doug is giving up ice cream and coffee.

I am giving up sweets (cake, pie, pastries, chocolate, nutella, cookies, etc.)

Even though Sundays during lent are not actually counted in the 40 days, we do count Sunday’s a cheat day. That is how I was raised and I feel it needs to be a sacrifice. Having cheat days during lent seem like just what is sounds like – cheating.

Your Lenten experience is between you and God. Do with it what you choose.

Love and Hugs, Lizzie

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