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03/17/2014

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Jesabes

I'm very interested to read comments on this as I've always had trouble with the concept, too. My sister is a (protestant) missionary and has fasted several times.

Susie

I wrote you a long comment last night but then my phone ate it, so here is attempt 2.0, sure to be shorter than 1.0.

Keeping in mind that everything I know about Lent I've learned in the last... three ish weeks, I'm curious - are you TOTALLY fasting, or doing the no meat, very reduced meal size thing? I tried just going meatless on Ash Wednesday, and despite the truly gluttonous amount of peanut butter I ate, I almost passed out at the gym. So I've determined I need to be really on top of my meal planning game if I try that again. Because I'm not sure passing out at the gym counts as offering it up, and certainly not "in secret."

Anyways, I think all of your musings sound good and productive and far from spiritually pointless. Granted I have a pretty nascent understanding of all of this stuff, but the thing I keep telling myself is that God can see me trying, even if I don't always hit the mark, and the effort is the really important part. I hope.

I hope you keep writing over here! I love reading this stuff.

Steph

I think that this is great! I am a terrible faster! And I NEED spiritual discipline.

A few weeks a go I felt called to fast for contentment because I was struggling to rejoice when someone in my life was getting what I wanted. And you know what? It worked! I think, in part, it was that I made a conscious effort to pray every time I felt the desire to eat (ALL DAY). But, I did spend a lot of time thinking about my hunger.

I need to do it again soon. But I don't really want to. Maybe I will join you next Monday!

Carrie

I struggle with fasting because I was forced to do it as a kid and it has a really bad set of memories for me.

Please keep praying for Ukraine. My friends are really scared and feel like war is coming. I have one set of friends in Crimea who have to stay for a number of reasons and they are on my mind constantly. My American friends there are having to consider leaving and my Ukrainian friends are just heartbroken by all that is going on.

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