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My Lenten #40DayChallenge

This year for Lent I’m doing things a little different. Well, I’m still doing some familiar things, like fasting from all sweets. (But this time I’m not going to let Sunday be a cheat day. So straight 45 days without sweets. Eek!)

But I’m also doing something different. I’m taking the time to be intentional about things I’m thankful for. I will share a photo every day on my instagram account @milledavis of my #40daychallenge. You can follow along there or on my blog. I won’t update on my blog every day, but will share in batches several days worth of photos.

This is a great exercise for anyone, to be conscious every day of the many things you have to be thankful for, but for me specifically in this time of grief. I pray that through this season God will open my eyes and remind me of all of his wonderful blessings. I pray I will reflect during this time on what’s truly important. I pray I will be reinvigorated with His truth and the passion to share the Gospel.

I hope you’ll follow me in this journey and share things you’re thankful for too!

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{Day 1: I’m thankful for the freedom to practice my religion during this sacred season.}

Screen Shot 2014-03-06 at 6.40.05 PM{Day 2: I’m thankful for fun coworkers and belated mardi gras celebrations.}

5 responses

  1. Kristy Branscum

    Mille, I think this is a wonderful idea! Have you read One Thousand Gifts (book or devotional) by Ann Voskamp? I began going through the devotional while still mourning over our miscarriage, and it’s been so helpful. It prompted me to start a thankful journal, and it’s amazing how much it’s changing my perspective. I’m realizing there are so many daily blessings all around me that I’m hesitant to recognize when I’m grieving… but I don’t want to take these blessings for granted! I’m glad you’re doing this, and I pray the Lord is comforting and healing you as you mourn.

    March 9, 2014 at 9:47 am

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