Lenten fast?

At the beginning of Lent I will usually plan to cut out sweets or crisps or some form of food, or I will try to commit myself to doing for a certain amount of time or not doing something for the 40 days. This year I’m thinking differently.

After problems with bingeing and fasting last summer I don’t think cutting food out is a good idea (especially as I have a tendency to gorge myself on whatever I have in the house before I start it!). I found putting too much pressure on myself was a problem with the photo365 challenge this year so I don’t want to say I’ll read my bible for a certain amount of time each day or read a set number of chapters.


Instead I’m going to try to read a bit of a Christian book everyday. Some days it may be half an hour, some days it may be a quick 5 minutes but I think this will help me. I’ve struggled to get any reasonable quiet time routine going this year so maybe this less structured idea will help me.


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