What is Lent?
Lent is the 40 days before Easter. It is during that time that Jesus fasted and prayed about his situation. Today it is the time that Christians think of their life and what they can focus on to be closer to God. Usually we give up something for that time that means a great deal to us. Some people choose a type of fast. In the past I have given up things like chocolate or sweets or television. I have not done this in many many years but am deciding to do it this year.
This is Lent starts on February 6, 2008 and ends on February 22, 2008 (the day before Easter). For this period, I will be reading and concentrating on the Purpose Driven Life. It is set up to be completed in 40 days, so I figure this is a great time to start. I do not really have a choice. I will post daily (okay, I will try LOL) during this time and should you decide to join, you can leave comments about your thoughts in the comments section of each post.
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