Thursday, February 07, 2008

Lenten promises

Growing up I always gave up french fries and potato chips for Lent. I have really learned the benefit of doing something positive for Lent rather than just depriving myself. It doesn't help that I usually end up not sticking to my guns by the end.

So this year, I am going to go back on Weight Watchers (although, my anger at my quasi-boss is making it harder for me not to drink all my points) and work out every night for a minimum of 30 min. a day.

Also, KW and I are working to pray together more regularly together.

I am also praying a prayer that I made up every morning:

Dear Lord,
Bless my eyes to see your glory (open my eyes)
Bless my ears to hear your word
Bless my mouth to speak your goodness
Bless my hands to serve those in need and
Bless my feet to walk your path (put feet on floor)

Thank you Lord for this day, let me use it to your glory.

Thought I would keep myself accountable on my blog!


Leigh said...

thats a wonderful prayer. I need to copy that!

GranolaGirl said...

I love the prayer.. can I tape it to my bathroom mirror? Good luck! I know you can do it :-)

Marcie said...

thanks for the comment on my blog....hahahaha...I was laughing so much at your first Valentines day...a textbook...that's classic!

Huckaby Fam said...

Some days, my dear sweet kiddos make it difficult not to drink my points too, ha ha ha! Hang in there, my dear! Easter days are coming.

my wonderful men... said...

That's wonderful.

Elizabeth...mommy...etc said...

so special! i love your wedding photo on your about me 2 are gorgeous!!! *elizabeth

Erin said...

What an awesome way to start the day! :)

Good luck on WW! It is awesome, as you know.

As far as drinking goes, there are several days after teaching that I come home and drink a few points!

This Military Mama said...

I love that prayer! Sounds like a lovely way to start you day. I might have to borrow it. I wish you all the best with your lent season.

Glad to know your doing well!

Amber said...

Accountability is key! Good luck, dearie!

Abbey Road -- said...

Okay, my confession: I always save enough points so I can fit in the alcohol ......

Good luck and I adore the prayer ... so much said in just a few words!

God bless,