Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Lent in the Christian tradition, is the period of the liturgical year from Ash Wednesday to Easter. The traditional purpose of Lent is the preparation of the believer — through prayerrepentancealmsgiving and self-denial.

Last Wednesday, I read something a friend wrote on facebook, about Lent.
Honestly, I know little to nothing about it.
I did a little research.
I understand that not all churches observe Lent.
But as I read, it is basically 40 days to prepare your heart before God for Easter.
I like.
I need.

With all that is going on in our lives I have been, busy.
I do not like that word.
Seems so shallow and filled with excuses for having bad priorities.

Too busy for God?
Then I am too busy.

The season of Lent opened up an "stake in ground" a "mile marker" for me to 
think about what is important
and act.

One way I started was by fasting facebook until after Easter.

I love fb.
I love my friends on fb.
I love sharing our family on fb.

But fb and I spend too much time together.
I knew the minute I started reading about Lent that God was asking me to quit being so social with everyone else and socialize with Him.
Thank you God for jump starts.

Happy Lent Season to you all!
May you set aside time to prepare your heart for that time of year when we reflect on Him who set us free.

Romans 8:34-35
34 Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?


  1. Shauna, I am so excited for you and your family. I was going to comment on FB but saw you were giving it up for awhile. Good for you. We are coming to Prineville this weekend. I would love to chat with you sometime. Congrats on your new addventure.
    Geanie Rodgers

  2. love this... needed it too.

    thank you for sharing your heart...


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