Wednesday, March 9, 2011

A Lenten Top Ten

Top Ten List: THINGS YOU CAN TRY FOR THE LENTEN SEASON 
by Rev. Penny Ford




10. Try an electronic fast. Give up TV, Guitar Hero, texting, tweeeting, e-mail and all things electronic for one day every week. (or everyday of Lent!) Use the time to read & pray.
9. Start a prayer rhythm. Say a prayer every time you brush your teeth, hear an ambulance, or check your e-mail. Before you text someone, pray for them.
8. Read one chapter in the Bible each day. (Matthew's a good book to start with. Psalms, too.)
7. Forgive someone who doesn't deserve it (maybe even yourself.)
6. Give up soft drinks, fast food, tea or coffee. Give the money you save to help folks in Haiti or others in crisis.
5. Create a daily quiet time. Spend 30 minutes a day in silence and prayer.
4. Cultivate a life of gratitude. Write someone a thank you letter each week and be aware of how many people have helped you along the way.
3. Be kind to someone each day.
2. Pray for others you see as you walk to and from classes or drive to and from work.
1. Volunteer one hour or more each week with a local shelter, tutoring program, nursing home, prison ministry or a Habitat for Humanity project.

For more information on Lent and Ash Wednesday, go to: http://www.upperroom.org/methodx/thelife/articles/lent101.asp



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3 comments:

Rev. Shannon Karafanda said...

I've done many of your top ten. This year I'm giving up eating out. Good for the hips, wallet, and cultivates extra family time.

Nelson Marques said...

Hi,

Do you mind if I copy the image that you have in the post and adapt it a bit? Thanks!

Peace in Christ

Nelson Marques said...

Hi,

Do you mind if I copy the image that you have in the post and adapt it a bit? Thanks!

Peace in Christ

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