Wednesday, February 18, 2015

What I'm Giving Up for Lent

No, I'm not Catholic as the title of this post may suggest. I'm Baptist and have been all my life. I don't go to church for Ash Wednesday and have a cross of ashes drawn on my forehead, I don't do confessional or anything like that. But every Lenten Season, I'm inspired to give up something for Lent. Why? Because I like the idea of giving up something that I enjoy as a daily reminder during that six-week timeframe to think about the sacrifice of Jesus' death on the cross - but most importantly, his resurrection. 

So, what am I giving up this year? 

Wine. Vino. Yup.

If you know me, you know this is seriously super hard; I love me some wine. But, every time I don't drink it - and drink a glass of water instead {booooorrrringgggg}, I will constantly be reminded why I am doing what I'm doing. 

And honestly? It's almost like an internal challenge to myself to see if I can really do it. Help keep me accountable! 

So, here's to 40 days without wine. As the Little Engine That Could said, "I think I can, I think I can, I think I can..." 



  1. Good luck friend - and I'm always here to keep you going! I'm not a wine drinker (I know, shock and horror!) and I am still working on what to give up - I think sugar may trump again this year but giving up anything is so so hard... Thinking of you x

  2. Even before I was into church at all (though I'm Methodist now, never been Catholic) I used to challenge myself to try to give something up for Lent. It is a nice challenge, especially when you keep in mind the sacrifice. Good luck to you!


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