Lent!

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Lent!
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Wed, 02-22-2012 - 6:05pm

Today is the first day of lent!

Are you doing anything special for lent this year?

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In reply to: rachalive
Wed, 02-22-2012 - 7:16pm

We don't do a lot for Lent (I was raised Baptist and we attend a Christian Reformed church,) but I do try to give things up for Lent.

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In reply to: rachalive
Thu, 02-23-2012 - 1:12pm
I love remerbering the victory that Jesus won for us at Easter time. I love to think that when we take our hopes and desires and pain to the cross and give them to God, He can turn it all around and use it for good. I love to remember that death (whether that's real death or of dreams or of hope for each monthly cycle) is not the end. Our God is a God of life and in Him we have life. I love that! Yes, I love the image that you give Kristen of the flowers and of how God brings rebirth and growth. I love to remember that I´m growing through this infertility journey and that no matter what, in Jesus my identity is never infertile, because spiritually, I´m alive.
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In reply to: rachalive
Thu, 02-23-2012 - 5:27pm
I've gotten off to a bad start with Lent! I haven't really thought about what to give up yet.

The best part about Easter is just all the preparation and ceremony. I like the flowers, the services, etc.

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In reply to: rachalive
Fri, 02-24-2012 - 6:34am
I actually don´t think I´ve ever given anything up for Lent! So I´m obviously doing really badly on that front. I do sometimes give things up, just never done it at this specific time.
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