So today is Ash Wednesday, the start of the Lent season. Time to sacrifice something for 40 days. Now this isn't something I've been a participant of in the past, but I'm going to start this year. Perhaps the most impactful Lent sacrifice I've witnessed is fasting. Jason did this a few years ago. I still remember going out to dinner at Ruby's Diner with him and Sherry. Us girls were chowing down on greasy burgers and Jason sat there calmly sipping his juice. I don't have that kind of willpower, plus my mind would turn to mush after less than a day of not eating actual food. I have decided on three things I will either give up or commit to, however.
1) I'm giving up eating after 8pm. I wouldn't say I'm much of an evening snacker, but it's not healthy to eat after a certain time and I make very unwise food decisions at that point.
2) I will walk at least 30 minutes every day.
3) I will read a little bit of the Bible every day. I've subscribed for the Bible verse a day email so I'm sure to read at least that each day, which is more than I do now. I have a study Bible for women--it's supposed to be intended for women in their 20s and 30s--that I've been wanting to read so this will also give me the opportunity to read that.
So a couple things for my health and one spiritual commitment. Now, for day one...