When I was a sophomore in high school I gave up soda for lent. That was my best lent ever, I was able to do it without cheating, not even on the weekends, which Grandma says don't count in lent (I'll take it!). To this day I don't really drink soda, unless it is a mixed drink.
I don't use lent as a way to re install my new years resolutions that I have failed on, I use to improve myself mind, body and spirit and to remind myself that self control is an important virtue. This being said I have a few things that I am working on this lent, in hopes I can make them more permanent habits like I did with soda.
1. Food Journal Daily
Okay this sounds like a new years resolution, but if you knew how I have been eating lately you would know that I have absolutely no self control. As part of this I will be limiting myself to one sweet a day. Again sounds like a new years resolution, but as I said before I have just been on a rage... sweets at breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack time... no joke. I will be using Ever Note, it's not really meant for this type of thing, but you can create notebooks in it and use it for whatever you choose. Since I'm obsessed with my new Kindle Fire, I think it'll work out. Self control is the focus of this item.
2. Daily Reflection
I will be using a combination of these three tools for daily reflection...
|Holy Bible App|
|Daily Verse App|
|Old fashioned paperback Bible|
I'm really not a huge fan of the idea of an online Bible, but sometimes convenience wins.
It is on my Bucket List to read the entire Bible before I die, so I found this read the Bible in a year plan (I probably won't actually do it in a year) that I am going to print off and check passages off as I read them. This could take me a few years, but that is okay I want to use this time to start that journey.
I'm not really sure why I swear, I never used to be a big swearer, but I find myself swearing at the silliest things. I'm not judging anyone who swears, because in all honesty it's not the end of the world, but since I'm around my niece and nephew so much I want to stop using that type of language, who knows when a slip might happen! Another great reason to do it is because, as Grandma says (man she has a lot of wisdom!), "People who swear have a limited vocabulary".
I hope everyone has a blessed lent season!