21 February 2007
Lent wasn't a big part of either of our upbringings, but we're trying to observe the church calendar (especially Advent and Lent) in more significant ways these days. This Lenten season we'll be reading through the Anglican daily offices together each day. (That's what 2 years in an Episcopal seminary will do to you.) We also both made a fasting decision this year. Starting today it's no chocolate for Becky (except for her birthday and our night in Belgium) and no pretzels or crackers for Peter until Easter. Already we've both regretted making the commitment, as these are serious loves for us. We found these reflections on Lent helpful and hope our simple sacrifice will remind us daily to walk with Jesus through this important season.