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The Lent Experiment February 3, 2009

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I’m not from a tradition that observes Ash Wednesday or the events that surround Lent.  In the next couple of weeks I hope to learn a little more about Lent and it’s history.

My goal during the 40 days of Lent is to completely give up video games and devote that time to reading, studying and being silent.  I have a stack of books that I plan to read, some ministry related, some soul related.

What started this?

I go through seasons where I get really into a video game, and then for almost no apparent reason become extremely bored with it and switch to reading.  I decided that I got more out of reading than playing a game.  While video games are primarily social for me (I play with 4 or 5 of my college friends and we talk to each other through headsets) I walk away from a book with a better sense of accomplishment and growth.

It is my hope to finish this stack of books and come out of this a new person.  Pray for me as I start this journey on February 25th.

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One Response to “The Lent Experiment”

  1. Tim Says:

    Found your blog through the YS blog – we both posted on rural church pastor shortage.

    I too, do not come from a tradition of celebrating lent but through the past several years or so, I’ve been experimenting. Last year, I gave up coffee, read through the Gospels, did a Lenten devotional and handful of other things that centered around control, purging and sacrifice.

    Enjoy your reading and I will try to keep up with your posts.


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