So we have seen another Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day) go flying by for another year. personally the pancakes are always more of an appeal than valentines day as I’ve been single and bitter for a while now.
So today is obviously Ash Wednesday when christians traditionally vow to give something up for lent. Lent lasts 40 days the list of things I have tried and failed to give up in the past includes; Carrier bags, chewing gum and caffeine.
I’m not going to lie and fluff it up but every year I totally fail in my efforts, I forget my bag for life, or turned up to uni half dead with a cold and totally forgot to order decaf – I think he longest my efforts of giving stuff up have ever lasted is about a week which is lets face it pretty pathetic.
So this year I’m trying something different, I’m going to try and write a blog post every day for the next 40 days.
The way I see it Lent is a commitment to change, whatever a person decides to give up its a challenge and something difficult. So I’m turning the tables and taking something up for lent, again I’m making a commitment, it will be challenging and difficult for me to come up with and plan a blog post every day.
Other ideas I’ve seen around the internet are things like donating money to charity every time you buy a newspaper for the next 40 days or walking to the corner shop instead of using the car – its not always about giving something up.
So is there something you want me to blog about, an issue that’s on your heart? A particular scripture that sums up the period of lent for you? or a challenge for me to make an interesting blog about something particularly boring? Get in touch and I’ll try and write about it*
*Disclaimer this does not guarantee I will accept suggestions/challenges!