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Re: Lenten Sacrifices...

Posted by holymama on March 3, 2004, at 18:19:50

In reply to Re: Lenten Sacrifices... holymama, posted by Dena on March 3, 2004, at 11:12:16

Whoo hoo! You did try giving it up for Lent. I'm so excited about that. It always takes me a while to get used to doing something else once I put my TV away, it's probably harder for me than my children, but eventually I appreciate it so, so much. I realize what a complete waste of time it really was. :) Taking it one day at a time is a good idea. You really will appreciate it if you stick to it long enough.

My real name is Autumn, yes. Autumn Dawn, actually, born in early September before the Autumn, but in the Northern part of the country where the trees were changing, so I am the 'Dawn of the Autumn'. My three children have interesting names also, but I guess posting them would not feel right. !

A 6 foot clawfoot tub sounds absolutely amazing, and I am a bit jealous, and I am sure you will be in heaven doing your reading or meditating there. I sleep so well after a long bath.

I do not celebrate Lent, but am intensly studying and meditating on the Bible, and have been thinking about making sacrifices for the love of God. I am a big drinker, unfortuanately, and for a very long time have been drinking every night, not just a little wine, but vodka or scotch. What a waste of time, and after meditating on some scripture, realized that it was such a hard thing to consider giving up, it was almost like I loved IT more than God. It was getting in my way of being good, of being drawn to good, of loving the good (I guess 'the good' being my way of thinking about God). I really agonized about this since I am taking my Biblical stuff really seriously these days, and decided to give up hard alcohol. Period. No more. Ever. Wow, that is such a big thing for me, but it still leaves me some room to enjoy alcohol: wine and beer. I still have a little wine every night, but it's not something I go crazy with, and I'd have a really hard time getting drunk on it. Cheaper too! So that's my little story of sacrifice for God. I feel so much better about myself after doing that. I hope it sticks. :)

Love, Autumn




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