Friday, March 7, 2014

3 days in...

we are 3 days into lent. we are loving our new devotional book as a family.

personally, it's been as hard as always.  i've been super tired and cranky and i just want sugar!

i can't tell you how many times in the last few days i've heard things along the lines of it being "childish" to give up sweets for Lent. "that's what i did as a kid" type stuff. it's threatened to make me feel...childish...immature...

but i'm choosing not to. food is a huge issue for me. i think about it...too much. and it makes sense to me to pick something to give up that you think about/do OFTEN during your day so that you are often going to HIM instead of IT.

i hope and pray that one day food might not be an issue for me. but it will likely be something i struggle with always. that's ok. He has used it to teach me many things over the years and i'd rather know Him more than be "healed" of this "issue."

i realized that this isn't right. i need to ADD days. Lent is actually 46 days long (doesn't "count" Sundays.)

and who HE really is!!!

afternoon snacks are usually fruit. but friday we typically have a "special" snack. this was my kids snack this afternoon:
and mine:
i wanted theirs. i'm going to be honest :-)


Vicki said...

God did such a beautiful thing when he chose you to be Lincoln's mom. The way you wrote about your issues with food made me realize in a new way that you're the perfect one to walk with Lincoln through his food issues. You may have them for very different reasons, but perhaps you can understand what it's like for him in a way that no one else can. Stay strong!

Amy said...

I'm almost positive we have the same granite. :)