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.)
afternoon snacks are usually fruit. but friday we typically have a "special" snack. this was my kids snack this afternoon: