Posts tagged christianity
Halfway Through Lent

We're halfway through Lent and God has been teaching me more than I expected. I want to say it's been a sweet time with the Lord, but I've honestly been doing a lot of wrestling. For some reason, my anxiety levels rose, even though I've been spending more time with God. I was confused as to why I was feeling anxious. I thought that if I was close to the Lord then my anxiety would fall away. But that's not always the case. 

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Lent 2017

Tomorrow marks Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. 

Over the past few years I've blogged about my return to the observance of Lent. I neglected it for several years after I left the Catholic Church. But in 2014 I felt a strong desire to observe Lent, on my own terms. I decided that instead of giving up soda or candy (my go-to lenten fasts of my youth), I would give up yelling. This non-traditional approach to Lent actually opened my eyes as I discovered what my true problem was - not yelling, but sin and bitterness built up in my heart due to past hurts. Since then I have looked forward to Lent as a time of deep reflection on Christ's sacrifice - his death and resurrection. 

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