So, recently, I was pleasantly surprised to discover another perspective - a list of behavioral habits that could be subject to fasting. But best of all, the list presented the opposite behavior as something to FEAST ON. For those of us who prefer positive action rather than avoiding a negative, this idea struck me like a lightning bolt, and I feel compelled to share it, together with various photos from the last 12 months. I hope you find something in it that can inspire you through the 40 days of our journey toward a blessed Easter!
|Imagine ... Peace and Unity|
Fast from judging others; feast on the Christ dwelling in them.
Fast from emphasis on differences; feast on the unity of life.
Fast from words that pollute; feast on phrases that purify.
Fast from discontent; feast on gratitude.
Fast from worry; feast on divine order.
Fast from complaining; feast on appreciation.
|Mid-term care packages for #1 Son and his girlfriend|
Fast from unrelenting pressures; feast on unceasing prayer.
Fast from negatives; feast on affirmatives.
Fast from hostility; feast on non-resistance.
Fast from apparent darkness; feast on the reality of light.
|Grand Cayman Sunset, March 2017|
With my Mom at the
Fast from thoughts of illness; feast on the healing power of God.
Fast from self-concern; feast on compassion for others.
Fast from anger; feast on patience.
in Glacier National Park; you'll hear my
voice and that of my Mom)
Fast from personal anxiety; feast on eternal truth.
Fast from pessimism; feast on optimism.
Scott Kelly spent a year aboard the International Space
Station: "There is a lesson here ... about risk and
resilience, about endurance and trying again."
Streep and Hanks do it again in this
poignant story about women in
leadership roles and the importance
of the free press in our society
Fast from discouragements; feast on hope.
Fast from thoughts that weaken; feast on promises that inspire.
Fast from lethargy; feast on enthusiasm.
Snow shoeing Montana style - with temps ranging from -3F to 8F -
'cause that's just what Montanans do on Sunday afternoons!
Fast from idle gossip; feast on purposeful silence.
Fast from problems that overwhelm; feast on prayer that undergirds.
Fast from shadows of sorrow; feast on the sunlight of serenity.
|View of Glacier National Park from summit of Big Mountain|
(During Lent, I am working on patience and hope, while embracing meals free of meat and fish.)