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This week’s [very short] reflection is by me, Kendra.
It’s less than 2 weeks into Lent, and I’ve already failed at my Lenten promise.
Yesterday I was tired, staring at a fridge full of random things, and my mind couldn’t put together a meal idea. I broke down and asked my husband if we could go grab burgers for dinner. Though he was just as aware of our no-out-to-eat Lenten promise as I, he quickly agreed, and we talked about how it was “just this once” and “necessary for tonight.” I know I could have found something to eat, but I broke anyways.
I’m sitting here now, in the late evening, feeling kind of “off.” Maybe the food didn’t sit well with me. Maybe it’s because the food wasn’t good for me. Who knows. I do know that I broke a promise to Jesus….a promise that I would sacrifice this first-world addiction I have to fast food as a penance for my sins.
Breaking a Lenten promise isn’t the end of the world, I know. This week I’ll get myself in gear, get enough at the grocery store, and plan ahead so I don’t find myself in that situation again. Lent will go on, and I’ll continually work at being more faithful and disciplined.
I’ll remember that Jesus did something truly amazing for me. He DIED for me. He willingly allowed himself, in full innocence, to die on the cross, for sinners like me. My little sacrifices of conveniences in my life, like fast food, are just the start of what I need to be doing to show my love for what He did for me on the cross.
Sigh. Temptation won yesterday, and in the past I might have given up on my Lenten promise altogether. Not this year. This sinner is getting back up and trying again.
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So cut my husband some photography-skills slack. He isn’t too keen on learning how to use our new camera
Woot, good hair day for me!
Shirt – Blue Ice from my Stitch Fix box (I’m excited to write a little review of them soon!)
Colored jeans (made an earlier appearance here) – Lauren Conrad Collection at Kohls
Black flats – I can’t remember and there is a nursing baby on my lap so I can’t check. Hmm.
After a week of cold (last weekend we even had snow!) it was back up to the 60s again. Yay! I never know how to dress for cold weather. Fun fact: I can’t remember the last time I owned, let alone wore, a button down shirt….so this one is sort of an adventure for me. Trust me, I put this shirt with many outfit combinations before I settled on this one, and I’m still not sure I styled it right. I feel like it needs better jewelry, or maybe a sweater over it? Sigh. I’ll figure it out someday.
Have a great Sunday!!