there are some beautiful spiritual disciplines, like the practice of lent and following advent, that i wish were part of my childhood; bryan and i would like to establish them in our family for our children, so we're starting this year.
for lent i feel like i need to give up some of the distractions in my life, and decided the white-noise and time-wasting of pinterest and facebook could go.
in place of those things, i am going to spend the next forty days writing out a prayer each day, in a notebook i have just for that reason.
i've struggled with worry, doubt that God will do what he says he will do, and feelings that i need to be self-sufficient. i think writing is part of my heart-language, one of the ways i was built to express myself to the fullest, so i think writing out my prayers will be a good practice for this season.