This song is so stinking catchy, I’ve had it in my head since Saturday night when it came on at the Blogger Meet-Up! I used to walk or run to music, but now I just sing songs in my head, and this is a GOOD one for that!
Lunch today was a big mix of leftovers from the past couple of nights:
I had baked chicken fingers, gnocchi with bacon and peas, and roasted pork loin. YUM!
I walked 4.5 mph for an hour, then snacked on a 100-calorie bag of popcorn. I’m not a huge popcorn fan, but this is really all I have at my desk right now snack-wise, so I went with it.
As I’m sure you have all been reading all over BloggerLand today, tomorrow is the beginning of Lent. Now, I’m not Catholic, but I have always celebrated Lent because I do believe that it is in my best interest to give something up that I enjoy to gain a better understanding of the sacrifice of Jesus and his atonement for our sins. This year I’m planning on giving up meat (beef, pork, chicken, fish…all of it) for many reasons:
- I truly enjoy this food group and know that it will be hard and sacrificial to give it up. I believe that I will realize that several times a day, and during those times I plan to turn to God in prayer to thank him for His sacrifice, and his abundant provision for me.
- I believe that eating from the land will give me greater pleasure in the simple things I have been provided. I believe that by only eating vegetables and grains (and legumes) I’ll be garnering a stronger understanding of what my body needs and take pleasure in them.
- I want to honor God with my body, and knowing that I am not my own, I am going to focus on consuming food in a way that will honor God. I will focus on not being obsessed with eating, but rather enjoy it in a way that honors God, giving thanks for it and being more thankful towards God than I am towards the meal itself.
My hope is that I would grow stronger in my walk with the Lord through this and come out a stronger person on the other end. I don’t plan on becoming a vegetarian or anything, but I do believe that this is a good step for me to take both spiritually and physically. I don’t really want to do it, but I think that’s probably a sign that I should.
Are you giving anything up for Lent? If so, what is it? If you’re not, have you ever had to give something up that you really didn’t want to? How did that affect you as a person?
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