Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Things I Learned During 40 Days of Lent

I can NOT do the daily grind alone

I have NOT a clue as to how to “do” 74

I’m a people who needs others

It is thorny for me to be still
It is complicated for me to ponder
It is neigh on to impossible for me to meditate
          Yet in the quiet is where I meet God [does Elijah ring a bell??]

Many people NEED me

I do NOT know how to be a caregiver

Giving GOOD care to my two dearest loved ones is the joy of my life

They forgive me much
          A lot

I am blessed

I probably will NOT know how to “do” 75 either
J And I'll try to let it be okay
I need words
          To hear words
          To speak words
          To write words
          To read words
Some of my words are s-l-o-w-l-y returning
I am grateful

Many people prayed for me during these recent dark days and empty nights
I am grateful

Every Christian needs a pastor

God is passionate about the number 40

Some of my deepest growing through Lent (40 days !!) was in the written words of other bloggers who are
          Voiceless teachers
          Passionate about Christ
         Moved-Away Friends

Because the tomb is empty, I want to spend 40 days rejoicing

And learning more

Jesus walked the earth—alive and real and well—teaching and proving and living—for 40 days

I'd love to have your company as I take some quiet blog-walks with Jesus.
Blessings of the New Life


  1. Dear Liz,
    I love how you always keep God at your center. It is encouraging to me. It is hard for me to remember that Jesus is our hope. I get distracted with problems, friends, and other things that I sometimes put my hope in. Focus. It is still such a hard word for me!
    God bless you!

  2. First I'm honored - second I think that only the good caregivers worry about not being a good enough caregiver - third - I think we need a new official season for the 40 days after Easter - 4th I noticed too how that number is used again and again - Jesus before the temptation, years in the desert, days of rain for Noah, it's all over. 5th God Bless and keep you and all of yours Liz. I really hearted this post. Thank you.

  3. First, thank you for your note in my email tonight, and for your comment on Craig's post. It was such an encouragement to me to know others struggle with the same things. I, too, know about the caregiver thing. The Lord gave me that position for 4 years, and then I watched others in my family go through it recently with my brother's illness. And Craig is right, it's only the good ones that worry about not being good enough. Your post today was so honest and open. Thank you for that. This Lent and Easter season was so different and soul searching for me --- perhaps because of reading Ann's book, 1,000 gifts, following her blog, and lots of other things. It was good to read what you learned during this time. So glad I found you --- or should I say that you found me!!!! I'll be back!