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NewChief
02-16-2010, 08:10 PM
Was at my church's Shrove Tuesday thing tonight. One of the most fun events we have as a church. We went outside to burn the palms, and the Father was asking if anyone was giving up anything for Lent.

Some six year old shouted out, "I'm giving up explosives!"

Awesome moment.

Goldmember
02-16-2010, 08:15 PM
Was at my church's Shrove Tuesday thing tonight. One of the most fun events we have as a church. We went outside to burn the palms, and the Father was asking if anyone was giving up anything for Lent.

Some six year old shouted out, "I'm giving up explosives!"

Awesome moment.

The FBI is on the way...

BigVE
02-16-2010, 08:17 PM
LMAO.

LaChapelle
02-16-2010, 08:41 PM
There goes tex-mex night

RJ
02-16-2010, 08:44 PM
Was at my church's Shrove Tuesday thing tonight. One of the most fun events we have as a church. We went outside to burn the palms, and the Father was asking if anyone was giving up anything for Lent.

Some six year old shouted out, "I'm giving up explosives!"

Awesome moment.



Great story.

mikeyis4dcats.
02-16-2010, 08:53 PM
I'm giving up watching football.

Jilly
02-17-2010, 09:05 AM
That's awesome.

I stopped giving up stuff for Lent. I figure it's not much of a sacrifice if I only do it for 40 days. Plus, I think the purpose of Lent is to renew one's spiritual life, so my idea in that is to enhance my life so that I have a stronger connection to God. So instead I started to sacrifice time to take on things God might want me to take on. So instead of my five minute break perusing CP, I might use that to turn to God in prayer or song. But this year, I decided that one of the things I can do to grow deeper in God's love is to start eating together as a family with my child instead of all of us eating separately or she eats and then we eat later after she goes to bed. I think it's best for her spiritual connection as well as mine for us to engage in that thing that will make us love each other more, breaking bread.

That's deep, I know. But it's Ash Wednesday and well, that's part of me.

Demonpenz
02-17-2010, 09:15 AM
I love fish sandwhiches and cheese pizza giving up meat at lent is dumb

Sofa King
02-17-2010, 09:17 AM
i once tried to give up all food and water entirely...

i made it 13 minutes..

Pants
02-17-2010, 09:25 AM
I'm giving up snorting coke for 40 days. Hopefully.

Jilly
02-17-2010, 09:26 AM
I'm giving up watching football.

Jesus loves football. How silly.

MOhillbilly
02-17-2010, 09:28 AM
Gave my boy a bag of shrimp fries/chips, he ate a few and handed the bag back. I asked what he thought...'at the end...it tasted like...cat'LMAO

Msmith
02-17-2010, 10:19 AM
Quite a few of our coworkers observed the Ash Wednesday every year. One time a coworker asked me what I would give up for lent, I said that I didn't intend to give up anything. He looked at me with a "Oh, you sinner" expression.

Then I asked a young woman what did she give up for lent. She replied, "If I tell you what I give up, it won't be a sacrifice anymore."

kepp
02-17-2010, 11:07 AM
That's awesome.

I stopped giving up stuff for Lent. I figure it's not much of a sacrifice if I only do it for 40 days.

So you gave up giving stuff up.

NewChief
02-17-2010, 11:13 AM
Giving up sweets this year. For those who follow the gym/diet thread, you know that I'm constantly plagued by a sweet tooth. Seemed like a good time to give them up.

seclark
02-17-2010, 11:25 AM
mrs. sec is giving up chocolate and chips.

i'm giving up keeping beer in the kitchen fridge.
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Jenson71
02-17-2010, 11:30 AM
mrs. sec is giving up chocolate and chips.

i'm giving up keeping beer in the kitchen fridge.
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Moving it to the garage fridge?

JohninGpt
02-17-2010, 11:30 AM
mrs. sec is giving up chocolate and chips.

i'm giving up keeping beer in the kitchen fridge.
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You have a fridge in the garage I hope.

seclark
02-17-2010, 11:34 AM
Moving it to the garage fridge?

yes
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Ari Chi3fs
02-17-2010, 11:35 AM
I sacrifice Scott Lent for Lent.

seclark
02-17-2010, 11:35 AM
You have a fridge in the garage I hope.

yes again...and another over in the barn/shed/guest house.
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Jilly
02-17-2010, 01:02 PM
So you gave up giving stuff up.

yep, instead Im' adding to.