preparing for lent.....get your garbage bags out!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

its that time of year.  tomorrow is ash wednesday and the following 40 days can be used to prepare our hearts for the emotional ride of mourning the death of Jesus Christ......then the overwhelming celebration of


please join me again this year in participating in  40 BAGS in 40 DAYS.   

you can read all about how it works  HERE.

i have already started with a makeup drawer, my closet and my jewelry.

two books i'm currently reading 

this is a study of the heidelberg catechism in a most rewarding way.  i actually like it!  it goes beyond rote memorization (that many of us know this by) and fully explains the beauty behind the questions and answers that help unpack the layers of christianity.

the other book is 'Now, That's a Good Question'  by RC Sproul.

i can't put this book away on our office shelf because i keep referring to it!  lots and lots of good insight on frequently asked questions about life and faith.

my journaling has also become a bit more consistent along with reading through the Bible.

during my quiet time i use:

a NIV study Bible and a plain lined leather bound journal.


on a total side note...thank you for the kind emails of concern regarding my lack of posting.  i can assure all is fine on the homefront :)

the reasons for minimal posts are purely personal and *ahem* somewhat exciting!  i'll fill you in soon :)


  1. Oh good! I was glad to see a post by you this morning! Now anticipating the reason why you've been gone! Something good is coming, I just know it!

  2. I am currently listening to John MacArthurs messages on the book of Daniel to and from work and LOVE how the book of Daniel puts everything in perspective!

    Can't wait to hear your exciting news!! :)

  3. I'm glad there isn't anything wrong. Sounds like you may be "expecting" and possibly sick? ;) Can't wait to hear. :)

  4. I always look forward to checking your blog.. Your post are fun, love ones about your family and beautiful home. Cant wait to see your news.

  5. So glad to hear all is well. I am doing my 40 bags again too. It feels so good to get rid of the baggage:)

  6. I did this last year after seeing it on here months before we moved and loved it! I got rid of so much stuff, I'm not sure I could get 40 bags this year!! :) I would love to try and take part again, though!! Glad you are well. :)

  7. OOOOOOO C'mon now; you cant leave us hanging like that!

  8. Can't believe it's time for this again already! I still have to admit I've been keeping it as 'a good idea I should start' from last year... Obviously, not necessarily relating it to Lent after awhile... Time to unclutter and share! Thanks for this idea.

  9. Those look like such great reads. Thanks for the suggestions!

  10. So good to see you post but certainly understand while you are away attending to things far more important. We all wait in joyful anticipation to hear........:o) Blessings to you!

  11. Can't wait to hear your news! So glad that all is well. I should participate in this....we definitely have 40 bags we could fill. ;)

  12. I've been wondering about your lack of blogging....sounds like something exciting is going with your family.....maybe it's growing?

  13. I wanted to do the 40 bags last year, but didn't get my act together in time - at any point in the 40 days :) This year I am 5 days in, and have 5 bags to give or throw away. What a fantastic idea! Thank you for sharing it. Look forward to hearing your news, and I'm glad to know that you and yours are doing well.

  14. I really love this idea,I think we will do this too! Thanks for sharing:)

  15. So glad to see you are doing this again! And hope to hear some exciting news. :)


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