Lent: Getting Away From the Noise

“White noise” by Morn – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 

Last night, many churches recognized the beginning of Lent with Ash Wednesday. Lent, the 6 week season before Easter Sunday, is a practice of prayer and sacrifice which started early in the liturgical church. In 2015, I think it has transformed to mean something different to each denomination – to each individual, really.

I’ve never been one to follow the “giving up” practice too literally. But I do take the time as a reflection, choosing to live my life a bit differently and shake up my routine. This Lent is no different.

I’m taking a blogging hiatus for 40+ days – a mini spiritual retreat in which I will stop focusing on my own words and how they fit inside the internet noise. 

I don’t plan to quit reading others’ insights, however, and I’d love to share them with you. Make sure you’ve “Liked” my Nature of a Servant page on Facebook where I’ll post the words of inspirational bloggers I follow today. I may pin a couple of ideas on Pinterest, too.

This Lent promises a few adventures for my family and me as well. Follow along on Twitter @andeezomerman or on Instagram andeezomerman to see what we’re up to.

If you’re just tuning into my pages, here are a few recent posts which mean a lot to me. It will give you a good idea of who I am.

Why We Argue About Yoga Pants
8 Ways I’ve Built Up My Self Esteem In The Past Week
To Those Complaining About “The Church”
The Thing Wrong With My Brain
What Is Your Passion? (I’ll be speaking during Lent, as well.)

Prayers to you as you head into your own Lenten journey, whatever that may be. I leave you with the meditation flowing through me as I attempt to rid myself of the noise this season.

Psalm 46:10
Photo Credit:Bob Gould

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