and so it begins...

lent officially began for me today. don't get me wrong, i've been celebrating it the past few weeks since it's official start on ash wednesday. i decided to give up sports for lent. no sportscenter, no looking at scores in the paper, no talking about them or tuning in to 1st and 10 to watch skip bayless argue out the facts, no state tourney talk, no nothing. so it was not too bad the first few weeks, but today the big dance began. paige and atticus are in mt. pleasant until tomorrow and i'm home alone. the perfect time to cuddle up with a good 8 games simultaneously!!! God is good though. i can wait until next year. self-control is good to promote in yourself. i took a long walk and picked up a bunch of cans. truth be told, i am wiped out. i will probably eat dinner and head to bed early. i hope the tourney is fun and full of buzzer-beaters and excitement for everyone who watches. i will get all caught up after Easter i suppose and look into the games that were. i did see a bracket in the paper with a contest through mid-iowa satellite. i filled out the bracket and turned it in this morning. so i guess i did think about sports a little, but i just thought it would be fun to see how well i do without thinking much about it or having seen how well teams have been playing the past 2 weeks. plus i could win a 26" plasma tv or $25,ooo if i win the national contest. unlikely, but you can't win if you don't play. which is normally reserved for the lottery i understand (and do not recommend), but this was free to enter.

paige says it good that i gave up something i care so much about for lent. she's a good wife. i pray you are all having success and finding the self-control to honor God with the promises made before Him for His glory.

ecclesiastes 5:4-6
4 when you vow a vow to God, do not delay paying it, for He has no pleasure in fools. pay what you vow. 5 it is better that you should not vow than that you should vow and not pay. 6 let not your mouth lead you into sin, and do not say before the messenger that it was a mistake.


Andrew said...

Go Todd Go!

LisaGrace said...

i know how you feel! i miss the office and heroes and lost soooooo much!