Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Gotta Give It Up

I never debate religion or politics in public and it is an extremely rare instance if I comment on a conversation that is veering in that direction. With the use of technology comes the destruction of human interaction, the simple art of conversation is lost on most people and they have difficulty expressing themselves. Add high emotion topics like religion or politics and you have a recipe for disaster or at least a high volume shouting match. Neither of which holds my interest.

In an extreme effort of breaking my silence on religion, I am admitting to the blog world that I participate in Lent to some degree. Every year I ponder what I will give up for 40 days and 40 nights hoping to give it up for good. In previous years it was junk food, alcohol, cursing and meat.

Last year I went deeper and gave up doubt. I did pretty good until after Easter and it came back with a vengeance. Feeling that I failed in that area I am once again giving up doubt coupled with feelings of low self-worth. I have no doubt that this year when I give it up it will stay gone :-) It will no longer dwell in my psyche like a weed that continues to grow after it is pulled.

My decisions are a direct reflection of my life right now. I was doubting myself, doubting my worth, doubting my decisions. I am giving it all away. Giving it to God and letting Him take me where I need to be. There are a few difficult decisions that I need to make and only He can help me make them.

The learning continues. I gotta give it up.

Until Next Time,
Peace & Blessings...


  1. amen to that! can u take mine and give it up as well?

  2. I see Lent as a time to explore my creative and artistic self. To share my talents as I see them. In allowing my creativity to flow I am essentially saying, I am giving up saying I have no artistic ability. We all have ability. That's how God made us.

    Giving up doubt is huge! I am going to adopt that as a part of Lenten journey.

  3. Wow, to give up doubt! I don't know if I could do that. that me doubting myself? I'm not Catholic but I am giving up soft drinks (Again) and fruit juices (unless they're combined with vodka) LOL

  4. Interesting. I never thought about giving up anything. I've decided to give up sex then for 40 days and 40 nights. Oh my bad, does it count if I've already done that before Lent...inquiring minds want to know.

  5. I really enjoyed reading your blog, please read mine and let me know what you think!

    Keep up the good work!

  6. I haven't talked about religion much on my blog but I will. This post has given me an idea. Thanks!

  7. Luv,
    If I could I would. You can do it!

    It is a big challenge. I'm doing well so far.

    Her Mommy,
    LOL, I totally understand the vodka. I'm a Grey Goose girl myself ;)


    Welcome to the storm!

    Glad I could inspire you. I know it'll be a great post.