Lent: A time for refocusing

Growing up Baptist and Methodist on alternating weekends, I was always interested in the church seasons that are not emphasized in the Baptist church: Advent, Christmas (You know those 12 days AFTER Christmas), Epiphany, Lent, Easter, and Pentecost.  Maybe it is the OCD in me that likes organization, something to prepare for or look forward to next.  I have given a few things up through Lent over the years but since the beginning of the year I have been really asking myself

What in my life is taking time away from serving the Lord?

Like most people I catch myself spending too much time on Facebook, Pinterest, or down the rabbit hole of funny Youtube videos (don’t act like you haven’t lost an hour of your life before watching funny videos).  I have found the biggest time-snatcher in my life is clutter.  No, my house does not look like an episode of hoarders but I seem to have collected many things in my life. I dream of having a home where everything has a place and it gets put there as soon as you are done using it but that isn’t my reality, I have a toddler.

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