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    Oh you sweet thing! I am glad you clarified what you can give up for lent. That is good I am sure to giving up things other than food is perfect. . "Things" seem to clutter our lives much to much. A scripture that addresses that for us as members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is this, D&C 25:10 And verily I say unto thee that thou shalt lay aside the things of this world, and seek for the things of a better.That "better" for me is strong relationship with my savior Jesus Christ. He takes me a step at a time toward that goal. For me He desires that I give up sweets altogether because I tend to rely on them to give me that momentary peace whcih feels so good to my flesh that I forget what has caused me to turn to the sweets in the first place so that I do not go to the Lord for His peace. That direction caused too much work in the past and I am always in a hurry, most often. But repentance is coming slow but sure. I know I need to slow down and live...the good life with HIM.. emoticon

    I am so glad you can watch your church meetings online. These computers were a "God send" because I watch my meetings online too. I could go to the meetings physically and I much prefer that as I miss my "brothers and sisters" and the hugs and love I received there. We have a very friendly "ward". But until this pandemic has slowed down I am leary of getting out in public.

    I had a heart episode yesterday. But I feel better that way today. I know I have to be strict in the "plain road" for me. I am thankful I did not have acid reflux last night so I slept a little better.

    How are you feeling? I love you and am praying for your success. Please message me your full name so I can add them in my prayers.
    Love, Charlene emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    8 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/28/2021 10:38:57 AM
    emoticon for being my partner in this journey of a 40 day "sacrifice". I do have two days behind me now of giving up honey and maple syrup. I have given up sugar and refined foods for over a year now but I had replaced the sugar with honey and or organic maple syrup on occasion. emoticon

    Although I know they have some nutrition in them they are still sweet and they make me crave them. My desire to give them up is so that I will not turn to them when I feel tired or stressed. I want my God to be Jesus not sweets. If I lose some weight doing that, well ok but that is beside the point for me. Knowing I made a promise to you to do this with you, helped me overcome the temptation this afternoon to indulge myself. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    10 days ago
    You answered my question I didn't see at first on the previous page..., till Easter. I wish I had started on the 17 when it began. That means I missed out on 8 days. Maybe I can go 8 days past Easter, so I can get my 40 days in. I am praying I can last that long without the honey and maple syrup. emoticon I am going to do it. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon .
    11 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/25/2021 10:31:01 PM
    Oh my goodness my dear. How long are you giving up all those things for? emoticon I didn't have any honey or maple syrup today, but I ate roast beef and it made me have acid reflux. I knew better. I think I will add that to my list of sacrifices for the rest of my life. The reflux is not worth it. emoticon Keep up the good work. emoticon .
    11 days ago
    I am so glad you found me on SP also. When does lent start for you. Are you giving up Mocha? for Lent? I am not Catholic but I will give up something to support you and in the meantime help myself.. I will give up honey and maple syrup. How many more days? You are a women after my heart. "Thursday is think thin day in the thick of things and be thankful anyway". That's my motto for the day. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    Love, Charlene
    11 days ago
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