It’s been a little rough around here this week. One of us caught a bug and it is cycling through our home… slowly. And just when it seems that we’re done it pops up again. Yesterday I could barely walk or eat because I was so nauseated. Thankfully today is slightly better. Slightly.
Anyway, it’s my excuse for being a little behind in writing this post. And probably the reason it’s a little all over the place. That’s sort of how I feel at the moment. I have too many dreams and ideas floating around in my head. I feel like I need a stretch time to sift them out to see what exactly I need to do next, which made me think about Lent more this year than I ever have before.
Since I didn’t grow up in a church that celebrated Lent and neither did my hubby it has only been in recent years that I have given it much thought at all. Now seems more and more people like me who didn’t grow up with the tradition are embracing it as a time of reflection and spiritual renewal as we anticipate Easter.
There are a variety of ways people are observing it. But for me, Lent is not so much about giving something up as it is re-establishing good habits that strengthen my faith and keep me focused. Habits I once had, but as life added more tasks and people to take care of they fell by the wayside and they need to make a comeback.
Practically speaking, I want to get back to reading more instead of falling into Facebook when I’m tired at night. I want my mornings to begin with quiet time, coffee, reading and prayer. And I want to tune into more fully to the real life I have in front of me. In essence, I want this season to be about rebooting my system to do daily life in a different way than I have been doing it.
So that’s it. Nothing dramatic, but it won’t be easy to establish a new rhythm to my day. But I think it’s time. Let’s see how it goes– encouragement appreciated.