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    Forty Days and Forty Nights: The End of Lent and Living Without TV

    Another Lent season is under our belts, folks. For those of you just jumping in, our family decided to give up TV (including movies, Netflix, etc…) for the forty days of Lent. I am here to say that we have survived. In some ways, living without TV was easier than expected. The benefits were staggering. And in other ways, living without it was extremely difficult and eye-opening. The first week was probably the hardest. I know for a fact that I missed TV not because I was missing my shows, but because my kids were missing their shows. As in, I was missing my alone time while they binge watched…

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    March’s Challenge – Sabbath Rest

    I’m a doer, a lover of scratching things off my list, checking all the boxes, implementing and perfecting the schedule. I’m your girl if you need something done. Multi-tasking is my jam. I make plans to make plans. I schedule time to make schedules. Organization makes me happy. Rest? Who needs rest? I live under the regime of “Idle hands are the devil’s workshop.” Or “There’ll be time to rest when you’re dead.” (Seriously, who comes up with these sayings?!) Until recently, I thought that being the multi-tasking, organizing, scheduling, get-stuff-done queen bee was a badge of honour. Like I had somehow “arrived” and hey, everyone! Look at how much I can get done!…

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    Lent and Living with Less…TV

    Lent. It begins tomorrow. The forty days before Easter where we set aside time to reflect on Jesus – His suffering and sacrifice, His life, death, burial and resurrection. It’s a period of fasting and spiritual discipline, where we live without in observance of the sacrifice Christ made for us on the cross. In the past, Jeff and I have both separately fasted from certain habits and activities over the Lent season. We’ve given up coffee, alcohol, social media and junk food. This year, our decision to live with less for the month of February coincides perfectly with Lent. We also felt that our kids are at an age where…