This is going to be really hard!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

google-lent




Tonight at dinner my boys wanted to go around the table and share what we will be doing and/or giving up for Lent. The first thing that popped into my head was blogging. I ignored that thought because I really enjoy blogging. I like to write and I love posting photos. However, as much as I tried to push the idea away, it came back into my mind even stronger. I want to be a good Christian and a good example for my kids. They are choosing really tough things. Harry is giving up his favorite Wii game! Look at what God gave up for us.

So, I am giving up blogging for Lent. I found out only about 2 years ago (although I am a cradle Catholic and spent my whole life in Catholic school) that whatever you give up, you can do on Sundays. So, I can blog on Sundays. Those might be some mighty long posts. So there you have it----it is offical. Until Easter (March 23rd), I can only post on Sundays. I think I am still allowed to read blogs. Oh, this is going to be SO tough!!! Please wish me luck.

My last thankful Thursday post (for a while) is below.

38 comments:

  1. I admire your faith and know you will be rewarded.
    Will miss you much though.:) So glad you can post on Sundays. So proud of your boys I know!

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  2. Surely your children will always remember the examples you have given them of "standing for something"! A good lesson for us all... especially those of us who are parents. But I will miss my morning "check in"! This will give me something in addition to church, to look forward to on Sundays though!

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  3. Holy cow! That's a lot to give up!! Well, I certainly admire your courage... and I'll be looking forward to your Sunday posts :)

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  4. I'm an Episcopalian, and we've always taken a break from Lent on Sundays. After all, every Sunday is a feast day because it's the day of the Resurrection. I admire your discipline and will miss your more frequent posts.

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  5. I also found out about the 'Sunday lent rule' just a few years ago, and like you I am a cradle Catholic and went to Catholic school through high school.
    Your lenten promise is a wonderful example to your children and such an act of faith! Blessings!!

    Melissa

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  6. You can do it. What a great example for the boys and Kate. I will be checking in on Sundays for sure.

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  7. Congrats to your friend, Elissa. Baby Jack Mason is just adorable!

    Cory and I went to mass over the noon hour today, however, we didn't talk about what we were going to give up for Lent. I usually give up pop or chocolate but blogging would certainly make more sense! I am afraid our Grandmas might miss our daily posts too much!

    Love Kate's new sparkly ears!

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  8. I hope to be a good example to my child the way you are to yours! You inspire me! I'll miss you!
    ~Michelle

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  9. Oh my, I will miss you! But, you are awesome doing this.

    Lea

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  10. WOW!! That is a big act of faith! But, you can do it!! I too am a cradle Catholic and went to Catholic school all the way through school. I am not sure what I will be giving up, but you have certainly been an inspiration for me to give up something hard! You definitely said it, Jesus gave up a whole lot for us! Good luck!!

    That is wonderful that your boys are giving up things that are equally hard. Good for them!! :)

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  11. You are a braver woman than myself. Good for you!! I have a question about blogging. How do you get the music to play without the person having to press play once they have loaded your blog page with esnips?

    Natasha

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  12. Well, it's supposed to be giving up something that you'll miss, right!?!? So you are doing good!!! You will be missed - but we'll look for you on Sundays - oh man, just think of all the time you'll have now!!! :)

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  13. You have strong faith and I have no doubt that God will help you through this time in doing what He has asked you to sacrifice, like Harry said, "look what God gave up for us". I am not Catholic, but a few years ago our pastor in OKC had just come to our church and held a "Ash Wednesday" service and it was one of the most powerful services I have ever been a part of. I gave up caffine that year and the following year I gave up meat for lunch and dinner and no chocolate. I surprised myself and did very well. It was a very humbling experience. Unforunately most Baptist do not observe "Ash Wednesday" and our current pastor does not so I do miss it in many ways. I guess I could do it on my own. Might think about that!! Lot of love to you as you do what God has called you to!

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  14. Good for you...obedience is the best route. Glad you will be posting on Sundays, though. You'll be missed during the week - but enjoy your time.
    XO

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  15. I will miss you so much but I love that you are giving it up for the Lord and to set an example for your boys.
    What precious little men they are. I know you are so proud of them.

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  16. I will miss your frequent posts too Kim! This is some STRENGTH! I will look forward to those LONG Sunday posts!

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  17. Kim,
    I think that what you are giving up capture the whole essence of why we "give something up" during lent - what a time to reflect on this sacred time of year leading up into the Holy Season. I admire you :D We are Episcopalian and "take off" on Sunday - so I think your Sunday blogging is a way to keep you faithful and steadfast. Can Catholics take Sunday off?

    Love Kate's little earrings and wait till you see the bling bling that Li Li and I got her! Sorry - couldn't resist! Maybe I should give up shopping for lent :D

    I am driving out to the other side of town today - I will try and give you a call!

    Ladybug hugs,
    ;D

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  18. Best of luck to you! I know you can do it!

    I will miss your posts though, and I will look forward to the Sunday ones!

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  19. This is a good one.....I will look forward to your Sunday posts and will miss you...but I admire your faith....it's not suppose to be an easy thing to give up at Lent...we are doing the same at our house....just discussed it earlier this week!
    God Bless....
    S*

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  20. I too admire you, God will bless you for this. We will miss you.

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  21. Oh, how I will look forward to Sundays! You are a true inspiration to so many. God Bless you during this Lenten season.

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  22. I knew this one would be too difficult for me, so I allow myself only an alloted time each day. The time I usually spend I devote to prayer, reading scripture. And the fasting- well, I've decided any money I would have spent on a meal I don't eat will go to someone in need.

    It's hard,but I keep reminding myself of all He gave for us, and then it doesn't seem as hard.

    And yes, Sundays are FEAST days! They aren't part of the 40 :O)

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  23. I am just catching up on all of my blogs and just read your past few posts. So a couple of things- Most importantly - congratulations on your 1 year anniversary of receiving your referral for sweet Kate!!! I too will never forget the day we received ours and all of the joy that came with it.

    I will be checking in on your Sunday posts - and admire you for your Lenten sacrifice.

    I am so glad your girlfriend and her sweet baby boy are doing well.

    I LOVE the exact same treat from Panera as you!

    And I am pleased to know that Kate and Lucy are in the company of Suri - Lucy has the exact same dresses you mentioned in your post:)

    Now that I am caught up with my long comment - I hope you enjoy your first blog-free day:)

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  24. I wish you stength and peace and joy while you are giving up blogging for lent! God bless you!!!

    Debbie

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  25. wow - you picked a good one! I thought about Starbucks & then thought better of it:)

    I think it is admirable to "give up" something for Lent - & the time that we would have been doing "whatever" is a great time to pray & praise God for His sacrifice for us!

    We will miss you, but I am guessing that you will actually enjoy the break from blogging!

    Happy Chinese New Year!

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  26. Wow, this is amazing! You are setting such a good example for your boys in giving up something that will be so hard to go without. I, too, will be looking forward to those Sunday posts. I'm thankful that you didn't have to completely stop blogging until Easter! :)

    Happy Chinese New Year!

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  27. Good for you! We had a similar conversation last night, and while giving up reading my favorite blogs came to mind, I weakly decided on chocolate instead . . . now after reading your post, I'm feeling a bit guilty! I'll look forward to checking in on Sundays. And Adrienne will be happy to know we can indulge in chocolate once a week!

    Jennifer

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  28. Isn't there some sort of "Lent clause" that says if what you give up is going to make someone else sad then you shouldn't give it up after all? Can you tell I'm not Catholic?

    Seriously, I will miss "hearing" from you often but will settle for Sundays. Maybe I'll have to start just calling you! :)

    Kristi

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  29. Kim, I am so impressed! And think of all the things you'll get done!

    And Kate got her ears pierced? WOW!!!

    Wishing you all a Happy Chinese New Year,
    Shana :)

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  30. Oh my, GOOD LUCK! I will miss your regular posts but admire you. We will all look forward to your Sunday post! Take care.

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  31. Oh Kim, you can do it!! What a great example to your family and to me too. :)
    I look forward to your Sunday posts!

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  32. Kim,

    Yes, I finally got it! Thanks so much for your help! I've already helped one of my friends, and I'm sure I'll be helping more of them soon! It was great talking to you the other day! Very admirable choice to give up for Lent :) I'll be checking in on you on Sunday's :)

    Jennifer

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  33. enjoy your time refocusing ...we can sit as this ole computer for hours cant we--wink!
    you can do it!
    we'll miss you but look forward to sunday posts about your precious family.
    hugs

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  34. You are pure inspiration! Although, I am missing you already....I am very touched by your commitment! God's blessings to you my friend!

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  35. Good for you my friend! I will check in every Sunday!

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  36. OH NO!!! Are you sure!?! lol I'm just kidding. Make those Sundays good!!

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  37. I am going to miss not getting my 3 Peanuts fix every day. I admire your dedication and you are setting a very good example! Glad to hear you are being very "crafty" though! Hope you all had a very happy CNY!

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  38. Being disciplined enough to stop blogging?? You are really giving up something that we all love.
    Think of the different things that will be placed in front of you; the new opportunities. Let us know what you see as new blessings.

    Alyson
    LID 01/27/06

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Thank you for your kindness.