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Me & Lent {Part 2}

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How’s is going so far?  I’m about half way through my first year of observing Lent and it has been pretty pathetic on my part.  I say “pathetic” because I gave up social media and it’s ridiculous how much I was surfing social media out of boredom and habit.  In case you missed my first post about this, I decided to give up social media for Lent this year.  By giving it up I deleted Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest off my phone and logged out of all those platforms on my computer to keep notifications from appearing.

I did break my fast on my birthday just to say thank you for all the birthday wishes I received via Facebook.  I also realized how much I use Facebook to look up someone to see if I know them.  I know it sounds dumb but don’t act like you haven’t ever done it.  I have a friend who calls Facebook the Book of Faces and it literally is!  During this season I have also read more than I normally do.  Last night I couldn’t go to sleep so I read from my Bible app on my phone.  Normally, I would surfed Pinterest or Twitter during sleepless nights.  When Lent first began we were traveling and had a three hour layover in Chicago and during that time I finished two of the three books I brought with me.  Normally, I would have mindlessly surfed social media for three hours.  See?  It’s pathetic isn’t it?

Anything I would change?  I would like to incorporate my kids in this season but I don’t know how to do that this year.  They are 5 1/2 and 7 years old and I feel like I don’t quite know enough about it to explain it to them just yet.

Additional Resources I’ve Found Since Lent Started:
TVC Resources Lent Guide
Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross
Mission Accomplished (Elementary Age)
She Reads Truth Kid Cards
The Village Church did a great podcast about Lent
YouTube playlist I created of songs and videos
Passion Week for Preschoolers I created a couple of years ago
Easter Resources on this blog

One thought on “Me & Lent {Part 2}

  1. Love this, Cary. I’ve been convicted of the time I waste in the evenings on social media but haven’t fully given it up. Your post just confirms to me that a lot of the things that I say ‘I just don’t have time to do’ are really a matter of my priorities being out of line. Thanks for sharing!

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