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    Lent

    Today is "Fat Tuesday" Does anyone do anything special for lent?

    As a child we always gave something up for the 40 days of lent. I still observe Lent and try to give stuff up as a sacrifice, I also try to do something nice for those 40 days.

    We also don't eat meat on fridays during lent.

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    My girlfriend is a pretty devout Catholic. I always know that when Lent comes around, something comes down the pipe that directly affects me.

    This year she's planning on getting up at 0530, day off or not, for reading, prayer, and reflecion. Man that's early. I told her to not turn the lights on when she wakes up.

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    I salute those who sacrifice during the lenten season. I personally give up midget tossing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reca View Post
    you should join her!
    I am a graveyards copper so I'm still at work for the most part anyway. On my days off where I am with her in the morning, we'll see. I did, however, agree to go with her tonigh to Adoration.

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    I once lent someone $20.00. Other than that, Lent means nothing to me. Have fun celebrating it, to all those that do.

    And 121Traffic, sucks to be you.

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    Gotta go to the Ash Wednesday Service tomorrow and then we usually give up something for our meals. I and my son are diabetics so we are dispensed from having to do that but my wife is pretty tough about it. I gave up beer last year.


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    I try to make it harder every year. This year I am giving up all alcohol, all sweets, candies and cakes, all snack foods, chips ect... and soda pop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reca View Post
    I try to make it harder every year. This year I am giving up all alcohol, all sweets, candies and cakes, all snack foods, chips ect... and soda pop.
    So what are you going to give up when you're 100 years old?

    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    So what are you going to give up when you're 100 years old?

    Good luck!
    not sure maybe I will ban you for 40 days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reca View Post
    not sure maybe I will ban you for 40 days.
    Well maybe by then I'll be Catholic too, and I'll give up O/R for Lent and ask you to ban me from O/R to make sure I can keep that vow!

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    watch what you wish for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reca View Post
    watch what you wish for.
    Eternal salvation would be the only thing worth giving up 40 days of O/R for. If there is a heaven then O/R members are likely to get there, so missing out on 40 days of O/R on earth would be a small price to pay for an eternity of hanging out with O/R members in heaven!

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    Quote Originally Posted by countybear View Post
    I salute those who sacrifice during the lenten season. I personally give up midget tossing.
    Good Luck,tried that last year and lasted 3 days

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    Quote Originally Posted by mavriktu View Post
    Good Luck,tried that last year and lasted 3 days
    Poor Lewisipso!

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    During the Lenten season I wake up earlier than normal at the same time each day (but not 5:30!!) for reflection/meditation and prayer, no matter where I am. I have a LOT to be thankful for. I also put aside any change or a few dollars each day and at the end of Lent I either anonymously donate the cash or use it to buy a wish list item for an agency or individual in true need.




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    Yesterday was shrove tuesday or as its better known "Pancake Day" so naturally we had pancakes,
    It's supposed to be something to do with using up ingredients before lent. Who cares I love pancakes.
    I'll not be giving up anything else because I'm just plain selfish.
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    I'm not catholic but I'm going to try and give up fast food for 40 days. I eat entirely too much taco bell!

    You mods needs to add a smilie that's a fattie.
    Romans 13:4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    Poor Lewisipso!
    THAT was funny!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtaylor View Post
    I'm not catholic but I'm going to try and give up fast food for 40 days. I eat entirely too much taco bell!

    You mods needs to add a smilie that's a fattie.

 

 
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