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Posted: 2/26/2007 3:12:46 AM EST
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The EE
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 3:15:46 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/26/2007 3:18:21 AM EST by mjohn3006]
The sermon Sunday was about giving up things for lent for personal reasons(like weight loss), rather than giving something up for the purpose of growing closer to God.

Kinda made me look back at somethings I was giving up for lent and go, oh.

I'm giving up on not saying my morning prayers sometimes.

Meaning I am going to try and not hit the snooze and use that 10 minutes for prayer/devotional.
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 3:21:25 AM EST
I'm going to stop getting up so early and force myself to sleep in.
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 3:29:40 AM EST
I solved the problem years ago........I gave up Lent for Lent for lent and haven't had a problem since!
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 3:44:23 AM EST
I'm giving up sex with numerous young hotties.........It'll be rough but rewarding.(/sarcasm)

On a serious note I'd like to limit my swearing to really appropriate times, like when I crush an apendage or something...
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 3:45:19 AM EST
I'm giving up giving up stuff.
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 3:46:00 AM EST
I stopped buying any handguns till easter. It is tough to turn down the deals...
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 3:47:20 AM EST
Being Catholic
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 3:47:32 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/26/2007 3:48:07 AM EST by Mr_Psmith]
Catholocism.


Just kidding.



eta: MY GOD someone beat me to the joke!
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 3:53:32 AM EST
Nothing.
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 4:37:47 AM EST
Alcohol

(on Sundays)
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 10:58:04 AM EST
Pie
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 11:15:29 AM EST
Weightlifting
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 11:18:34 AM EST
Duck butter
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 11:18:46 AM EST
gave up useing my clothes dryer, it makes too much lint
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 11:23:25 AM EST
Usually it is caffine. I took a pass this year.



I'm not of a denomination that practices Lent, I just think the spirit of Lent is a good idea.
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 11:23:49 AM EST
The dishwasher

We are all hand washing all dishes, everyone helps out. Since we cook eveything at home, including bread, it is quite a task.

We are also going to do three pilgrmages to holy sites in the next few weeks. We are going to Conawego (SP?) chapel, the Cathedral in Baltimore and the Cathedral in DC and the John Paul II center. We will also volunteer as a family to do a soup dinner at church this Friday to support a youth group missions trip.


Beleive it or not, my kids prefer Lent to Christmas.. no joke, it is the best time for us as a family.
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 11:24:42 AM EST
The Church Calendar.
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 11:25:45 AM EST
Jim Zumbo
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 9:20:11 PM EST
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 9:32:07 PM EST
Brussel Sprouts.

Hey... at least I can stick with it, right?
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 9:40:44 PM EST
Hooker's an Blow??

Come on someone had to
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 9:44:16 PM EST
When exactly IS Lent, and how long does it last?

My answer will be determined by these things.
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 9:45:39 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/26/2007 9:56:43 PM EST by KangarooAR-15A3]
I am giving up dates entirely, none at all.(Saving myself for you know who... /\ )

I am devoting all my free time to HR1022, RKBA etc.

I am not giving up waffles.

Link Posted: 2/26/2007 9:51:58 PM EST
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[Last Edit: 2/26/2007 9:55:09 PM EST by GeorgeInNePa]
I'm giving up sex...

...but since I'm married, it's not that big a deal!




ETA:

All your page 2 are belong to me!
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 9:56:31 PM EST
religion!
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 10:12:25 PM EST

Originally Posted By xxfonziexx:
I'm giving up giving up stuff.


+1
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 10:15:06 PM EST

Originally Posted By vanilla_gorilla:
Nothing.


+1
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 10:19:56 PM EST
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 10:24:15 PM EST

Originally Posted By sherrick13: My wife is giving up all candy. I'm not as brave as my wife, I'm only giving up chocolate.
Giving up calamari sounds like a good idea.
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 10:39:36 PM EST

Originally Posted By sherrick13:
Man, there are a lot of Purgatory cards being handed out tonight.


Purgatory is the church's idea of how to get money off the dead. If you don't have anyone paying for a mass for your dead ass you'll float around like the Hindenberg forever.
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 10:50:40 PM EST
I'm giving up lent for lent this year.


Link Posted: 2/26/2007 11:05:00 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/26/2007 11:05:15 PM EST by sherrick13]
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 11:06:29 PM EST
WHEN is Lent?
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 11:10:27 PM EST

Originally Posted By 4xDawn:
WHEN is Lent?


Now!

Last wed til Easter.

At least that's what I remember from a 'catlic' upbringing.

Link Posted: 2/26/2007 11:12:01 PM EST
I'm giving up heroin.
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 11:14:55 PM EST
Link Posted: 2/27/2007 2:13:51 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/27/2007 2:14:48 AM EST by mjohn3006]

Originally Posted By sherrick13:
Man, there are a lot of Purgatory cards being handed out tonight.


Glad I am Methodist.

Catholics are not the only one to observe Lent with giving up something.
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