Two weeks into lent, fasting is going great. The first week was great. I felt fantastic. It was a time to slow down and walk with God through Scripture and stuff. Plus, I didn’t feel like ending the fast after 24 hours so I kept it going until late afternoon. It was awesome! Week two…… Continue reading Fast Tuesday update
A full week into Lent, today marks my first Fast Tuesday. Not sure if “pumped” is the right word to use for entering a period of fasting, but I am prepared to enter this season of preparation. I woke up thinking about this passage: Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and…… Continue reading Fast Tuesday, Temptation
A former student of mine posed a question on the Fast Tuesday groups discussion board that I thought was pretty interesting. I think there are differing opinions about Jesus’ instructions. She said, “Aren’t you supposed to fast in private?” Well done, grasshoper! I always challenged my youth group students to ask clarifying questions and not…… Continue reading Is it OK to talk about fasting?
Today is Mardis Gras. Good old Fat Tuesday. It’s an annual tradition where people feast before Lent begins on Wednesday morning. Well, very few people I know feast before Lent begins. But most of us are aware of Mardis Gras in New Orleans or Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. I’m one of those people who…… Continue reading Fast Tuesday