Living Life in a Fish Bowl!

Gloria’s take on life.

lent – to fast or not to fast

Today is the beginning of Lent. Lent is a time of reflection and preparation for Easter. Giving up something for Lent is meant to help us remember Jesus’ wilderness experience and His sacrifice. This is considered a type of fast.

40 days of Lent
The number 40 shows up in the scriptures often. Here are a few:
Noah and the ark – It rained for 40 days and 40 nights. (Gen 7)
Moses went up into the mountain for 40 days. (Exodus 24)
The spies were sent out to check out the land for 40 days. (Nub 14)
Wandered in the wilderness for 40 years (Number 32, Acts 7, & 13)
Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness for 40 days and 40 nights. (Matthew 4)

If you count the days, you will see that there are more than 40 days until Easter.  Sundays are not considered fasting days.  Sundays are considered feasting days.

Whether you decide to give up something during this Lent season or not, I encourage you to ask God if something is out of balance in your life. Balance in a Christian’s life is not about everything being equal but about being in line with God’s Word and will. It is God who brings balance to our lives. It is God who gives purpose.


John 3 30

til next time,

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March 6, 2019 Posted by | ministry, Pastor's wife, spiritual reflections, Woman Pastor | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

2 pound man burger

For Curt’s 50th birthday, Andrew threw down a challenge.  

He had been to this restaurant in Galina that specialized in burgers.  None of his friends had managed  to eat the king burger — a two pound burger (four 1/2 pound patties) complete with bacon, cheese, lettuce, pickle and fries.  Ah, but Andrew had accomplished the mission.

Barely…. as you can see he resorted to playing with what was left of his food.  He will tell you that he did eat most of those fries.

This is enough meat to feed a family of four.  What am I saying?  When we were first married this much meat would have fed our family for four meals.

*shaking my head*

He is slowing down here.  Will he make it?

Almost there!  All that is left is a couple of bites, some sweet potato fries and that yummy pickle.

Down to the last bite.

Mission accomplished!!  Was there ever any doubt?

Throughout the meal the waiter would come and check on us.  I don’t think he thought Curt could do it either.  When he came to check on us at the end, Curt asked him what was for dessert.  I thought the guy was going to fall over until he realized Curt was only joking.

Yes, this was a feast day!!

til next time

August 30, 2010 Posted by | just thinking about stuff | , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments