Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Lent

I sift through the "tupperware" cabinet in my kitchen.
It is the first on my list of 40 bags in 40 days.
There are containers without matching lids.
There are lids without matching containers.
There are sippy cups without the lids and plastic bowls that have been marred by the microwave.
It is full, overflowing, and filled with things I don't know what to do with...
I am overwhlemed by the abundance and things that we take for granted.
Half of it will go in the garbage.


It is a perfect time to clear my house, clear my soul, and make more room for God.


My kids decided this morning they were giving up candy for Lent this year.
I've been mulling  over what I would give up all day.
Nothing felt like a a big sacrifice.
Until I sat down to write this post.

God laid it on my heart.
I will be giving up blogging until Easter.
AAAAAAGGGGGHHHHHH!!!
I love to blog.
I love to read blogs.
I hope you won't forget me.
I have so much I want to share with you already...
but since I am learning to obey, it only seems fitting.
Inspired by Sara's post, I must say, it's time to quiet my noisy soul.  :)

I will miss you all.
See you in the beginning of April.

Many Blessings to you! 

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10 comments:

Elizabeth's Attic said...

Just in case you check your comments I have decided this year not to give up but to reflect each day and just like last year do a random act of kindness each day through lent. God will lead me to the people who need a Blessing and I will follow. See you soon.
Beverley xx

sara's art house said...

Oh, Chrissie! Good idea! I'm sure it will be very peaceful- and when you get backto blogging you will have a greater sence of balance with it (although- you have seemed to be very balanced and doing a good job with keeping blogging in it's place)

Jill said...

I won't forget about you! Yours is one of my favorites! Have a peaceful Lent.

Handbags*N*Pigtails said...

We'll be here when you get back:) Have a blessed break and Easter as well.

Krissy said...

Wow. That is huge! Looking forward to your return!

faith from within said...

B R I L L I A N T!!

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VeeV said...

your psalm 51:10 did me good.
i had to google it, and i found a lovely version of it in song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrNFC0-OOUA&feature=watch_response

happy leap year day!!

amy said...

oh my goodness!!
what a sacrifice!
i love it!
so proud of you chrissie!
love you!

rubyslipperz said...

May God keep you safe in his loving arms...'till we "meet" again. =)

hugZ,
annie
anniesrubyslipperz.com