Yesterday was Ash Wednesday .... the starting of Lent.
But we didn't start our reading.....
I am so thankful His mercies are new each day.... because I fail daily.
Life here with older ones and younger ones are sometimes very chaotic. I have the best of plans... or so I think and then this or that happens and messes up my "plans." My husband is retired/disabled military and is here most of the time.... this can be a challenge at times as my days never seem to be my own.
Lately, my laziness takes over and I find myself giving into my old ways. Things run a lot smoother when we flow on somewhat of a loose schedule.
As stress comes in.... I make the choice to eat chocolate instead of fruit. I make the choice to turn off the alarm and sleep longer instead of choosing my morning walk when everyone sleeps. I fall behind with my Colossians memorization.... just two verses per week... and I fall behind.
So the day after we were suppose to start our Lent reading... Amom's Adventure... the kids and I sit around the living room as I read. I believe LENT will draw me closer... isn't it me who needs it more than them?
From Amom's Adventure~
Lent is a time to refocus our lives on God, to throw out the trash of our own sin, and to prepare to let the power of the resurrection wash across us once again. We start that process by asking God to reveal our sins, to show us what needs to be done, to inerupt our lives.
Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the Lord your God, for He is gacious and compassionate, slow to anger adn abounding in love. ~Joel 2:13
pic is of the river near our home.