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 Lent is traditionally forty days in Lent which are marked by fasting, both from foods and festivities, and by other acts of penance. The three traditional practices to be taken up with renewed vigour during Lent are prayer (justice towards God), fasting (justice towards self), and almsgiving (justice towards neighbour). Today, some people give up a vice of theirs, add something that will bring them closer to God, and often give the time or money spent doing that to charitable purposes or organizations – Wikipedia

 

I have been thinking about what I should give up for Lent. It is a fairly hard thing to nail down something that is substantial to me, but also practical for my life. I have been playing with giving up caffeine, but it that is almost insane!!!! I think that my addiction to caffeine would have repercussions on my physical and mental functions. I believe that I will be sick for the first week.

I have also thought about giving up fast food, but there is a main issues with this idea, how do to classify what is fast food and what is not? At first I was thinking anything that has a drive through, but that would rule places like Sony’s, and Starbucks. Plus, when bringing this idea to my boss he suggested that Publix’s (or anything similar), pizza, sub places all cold be termed as fast food. Another reason I was thinking that this might be a terrible idea is because with the baby coming I think it might be hard stay away from fast food. People bring over food or needing to grab something quick because we do not have time to cook.

In reverse I am going to take up something for Lent too. I am going to do a mile every day for 40 days. That means walking with the wife, soccer, running at lunch, etc… This goal is just to make sure I get ATLEAST one mile worth of exercise every day.

Here are some questions for you:

What is Fast Food?

What are things that you have or have heard others give up for Lent in the past?

What are you giving up for Lent? Is there something that you will start for Lent?

Coffee It’s So GOOD

Posted: April 6, 2007 in Coffee, Random, Religion

There are a few things in this world that I would want to have if I was ever stranded on a desert island. First would be my wife. I know I am being selfish by having her stranded there with me, but I do not know if I could go on if she was not there. Second, My pet cat and dog, Loki and Tia. Another selfish comfort. Third, I would want my bible. We would need guidance and there is no better guidance than the lord. Lastly, (and what this post is about) I would want an unending supply of Starbucks!

I have found that there are very few things in my life Coffeethat I can not live without. God and family being the two major needs, but not all things are necessities.  At least one is a vice. Coffee, namely Starbucks, is one of those quintessential luxuries I have relied on for so long that I do not know what I would do if it was not available. I know that I am addicted to caffeine. I get my caffeine fix through coffee. Every morning I wake up and stumble to the coffee pot to prepare for that first fix. I dump yesterday’s grounds out, fill the pot with water, grind new beans, grab a new filter, and combine grounds/filter and water in it’s proper place. I then press the magic button that powers on the pot and wait for the perk-u-la-tion to begin!

The only exception is on Fridays. On these wonderfully days I choose to wait for my coffee. I roll out of my bed, get a shower, and get dresses. I then proceed to the local Starbucks on Blairstone road where I purchase a Venti (large) Mocha. I wait all week long to pass through those doors and give the clerk my order.

The taste is soooo good!

If you where stranded on a desert island what would you choose?