FRIDAY REFLECTIONS: A Taste of Freedom

March 2, 2012 at 5:36 AM 4 comments

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

DAY 4: GIVING UP PROCRASTINATION FOR LENT

As predicted, I’m not doing this Lent thing anywhere close to perfectly. Despite my best efforts, “life happens” and my schedule rarely fits into a nice cookie-cutter mold. 

Yet after only 3 days of embracing my “Lenten” habits ever-so-imperfectly, I’m happy to report a surprising result…

…freedom!

It turns out that the process of limiting myself time-wise has been strangely liberating. So far I’ve  been (roughly) getting to bed by 10, planning my day out the night before, and rising by around 7. I’ve also found myself slowing down, writing more, and enjoying some much-needed pondering time with God. In 3 short days, His company has become much sweeter and more tangible to me…through the simple act of focusing my attention on Him in the mornings and evenings. And doing it (you guessed it) imperfectly.

What a pleasant surprise…

How about you? What has your experience been like? Are you having a rocky start to your Lenten season? A delightful one? Or are you still considering giving it a try? Please feel free to share with the rest of us. We can all learn from your experience.

This weekend I’m heading off to a women’s retreat, so it’ll be interesting to see how my new routines mix (or don’t mix) with the schedule. I’m determined not to be legalistic about it, but one way or another to keep enjoying that sweet “buffer time” with God that’s already making such a difference.

Hope your weekend is refreshingly liberating!

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  • 1. Angela Bisignano  |  March 3, 2012 at 2:28 PM

    Kim,

    It sounds like you are experiencing some freedom. It is amazing how our days and nights can change by slowing down and focusing on God. I hope your retreating this weekend is good for your soul.

    Blessings!

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    • 2. Kimosphere  |  March 5, 2012 at 8:18 AM

      Yes, slowing down is gooooooood…and yes, the retreat was good also. Hope you’re having a blessed week too!

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  • 3. Jennifer Turchi  |  March 5, 2012 at 8:25 AM

    Well I gave up Facebook for Lent. Which seems kinda silly when I think about it but at the time my thought was that these mindless hours that added up would be much better spent connecting with God. It was a simple gesture that put Into practice could spark somethIng bigger and better. Or so I thought. I’ve skipped Facebook but am needing this reminder on your blog that the point in the first place was more time with God. Thanks for the nudge!

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    • 4. Kimosphere  |  March 5, 2012 at 8:50 AM

      What a creative idea, giving up FB! I imagine we all spend countless hours on there that we could be spending with God. And I agree, it’s so easy to give up the “don’t do” and forget to add the “do instead.” (oh yeah, step 2!) Hope the time with God is refreshing…

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