The Year I Gave up TV for Lent

Giving up TV for Lent I never really thought anything would come from giving up TV for Lent. I was just trying to find something to give up that I really enjoyed and that I haven’t given up before. Although I didn’t realize it at that time, TV was a huge part of my life. In some cases, I can say that it ran my life or at least my after work life. This was before TiVo and streaming online. My schedule depended on if “my shows” were playing that evening and whether or not the shows were reruns. I…

Preparing for Lent

It used to be that it didn’t matter how long I prepared for Lent, it always seems like Ash Wednesday sneaks up on me and I’m scrambling the evening before, trying to commit to a plan of fasting, prayer and alms-giving. Do I give up something? Do I take on something? Do I give up something and take on something? Whatever I decide, will it be enough? Will it be too much and am I setting myself up for failure. I don’t know, up until this year it seems I always made it way more complicated than it needed to…