Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Lenten Season

Lent begins today, last night I gorged myself with my high school best friend, Lorna. We went to a Mexican restaurant where I ate more than my share of steak fajitas and chips and guacamole.

I always say eating poorly is like going on a bad cheap date. They may seem fun, but they leave you feeling empty and kinda sick to your stomach after the matter.

Last night was exhibit A. Bob told me he had burger king for dinner, and he didn't feel good after wards either. My man is giving up burgers for lent. This may seem like no big deal to most of you, but without fail they are Bob's ultimate food of choice. If it were between the best filet and a burger, he'd choose the burger. I love this about him. Especially, because I can make a mean burger.

When I found out he was giving up something that I know will be such a challenge, it encouraged me to give up something that would be difficult too. Because God gave us His Son, who gave His own life for our salvation. I can go 40 days without treats.

Therefore, I am giving up junk food. Let me try to lay this out. I want to be as clear and concise as possible, so that I don't in a moment of weakness, look for leeway room. I will not be eating any of these foods:























So there it is. When I went and got Ashes the priest was talking about the importance of us not just giving up things, but in gaining a Christian attitude too. How when we act Christ like to those around us, we in turn become better Christians, and ultimately are closer to living God's plan for us then. This can be so hard to remember, but so important too.

I am currently taking an acting class right now. I acted my whole life and this is the first opportunity I have truly had to pursue it outside of community theater and high school. Because of this I drove to work today and love me some xm radio. I was listening to "The Loft" and "The Coffee House". The Coffee House plays acoustic jams by alternative artists. Basically it's like a lullaby from your favorite artist.

I was praying for direction from God, and for me to be able to really understand what he wants me to do right now. I'm thinking about quitting my awful job and taking real estate and interior decorating courses (two hobbies I love).
Well U2 "Stuck in a Moment" came on the radio and I had to laugh at the timing. Could God throw me a more obvious message?
I'm not afraid
Of anything in this world
There's nothing you can throw at me
That I haven't already heard
I'm just trying to find
A decent melody
A song that I can sing
In my own company

I never thought you were a fool
But darling, look at you. Ooh.
You gotta stand up straight, carry your own weight
'Cause tears are going nowhere baby

You've got to get yourself together
You've got stuck in a moment
And now you can't get out of it
Don't say that later will be better
Now you're stuck in a moment
And you can't get out of it

Have any of you dealt with a terrifying decision like this one? I know quitting would ultimately break me free from this horrible environment, but I would be penny pinching for some time.

"We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ's behalf: Be reconciled to God."- 2 Corinthians 5:20

3 comments:

  1. Junk food? Nice work. I specifically remember you used to eat a full bag of popcorn every night. So, point being, proud of you! And youre definitely right, 40 days is nothing compared to that. Good luck to you!

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  2. I love all the birds and nests in Pottery Barn too! That charger link you sent me is adorable! Love those!

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  3. Hang in there girl...follow your passions and God will take care of you. You sound like you have a good head on your shoulders. I can so relate to that feeling of being stuck...I have been there...God is showing you the way to go...Blessings!

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