Tuesday, February 24, 2009

She's Doing WHAT?!

Alrighty girls (and boys if you're out there.... Are you out there?) I think I've mentioned a time or a hundred how much I love my computer, or more accurately all of you who are in it. ;) However, it is a GREAT time consumer. As if I really need to tell you that, right?

Anyway, we are on the eve of this little thing called Lent. If you are not familiar with it, I can give you the most simplistic version of it ever, by saying that it's a season of fasting from something during the 40 days before Easter. For a more detailed explanation, I give you the great Wikipedia. Honestly, I don't know how accurate the explanation is and I'm not even sure of all the theology behind Lent, but for Gayle, it is a pre-determined amount of time for focus. And for Gayle, that involves a fast. A fast from ye olde networking which includes blogging, Facebook and Twitter. See, I can hardly speak about myself apart from the third person. Thank you Facebook. ;)

So my plan is to spend the time I would have spend here, on the computer, on concentrated study and prayer for the next 6 weeks. I am so excited because I KNOW God is going to use this time. He's already opening up the blessing.

However, I'm not foolish enough to think that this isn't going to be HARD, peeps. I'm on this thing A-LOT. I'm not even kidding when I say that I consider y'all my friends and truth be told, this is mostly how I keep up with my in-real-life friends, too. The enemy is already in my ear over this, and I'm sure many attempts will be made to throw my butt into a pit, but I'm trusting my Father. So, pray for me if I come to your mind, k?

So to recap: I'll be gone from Wednesday, February 25 - Sunday, April 12. I can be reached via email at westiecrew6@gmail.com . I hope you have a really, really great 40 days! Is anyone else giving something up.... or better yet, is anyone thinking of joining me?

Love ya lots,


DaNella Auten said...

Wow... brave lady.

Donna @ Way More Homemade said...

Like I tried to say in 140 characters, I'm so excited to see what God is going to show you and how he is going to bless you through this act of obedience to him.

Obedience brings blessing.

Fasting is hard, and the enemy does play with you during a fast. Don't break it, dear. I won't be nudging or poking or anything during this time. Focus and He will speak something special deep in your heart.

Love you!!

Mocha with Linda said...

Wow. You are amazing.

This is why I'm glad Baptists don't do Lent.

I'll miss you.

Emily said...

Sigh. I am proud of you. I am ashamed that I simply CANNOT do it. I just can't. I'd go into a deep depression with this whole road fiasco, and being lonely and separated would do me in.

BUT, I will do what you ask, and if you come to my mind, which I know you will, I will pray that He shows you something big, and you can come back and tell us.

Growin' with it! said...

way to go gayle. you'll be missed...by this big sinner. bwhahah. hope you know i'm kidding and not doggin' you. really, i am awed at your commitment and do look forward to hearing what it brings your way!

Under the Florida Sun said...

What an awesome idea. It will be so cool to see how God blesses you through it!!

Caroline said...

I will miss you!!!

Oh wait.

I'll see you tomorrow night.


Almost panicked.

kristin said...

Good for you. I hope you enjoy your fast.

Andrea said...

I am giving up cookies, candy, brownies, cake, etc...any sugary desserts!
I'll be praying for you!

Tammy said...

Blessings to you! Can't wait for you to come back.

dusty takle said...

Yesterday, a friend linked your chocolate cake in a mug post. I never ignore a link to chocolate, so here I am. Love your blog. Fasting the WWW? Awesome. Praying for you and for God to do a work in you. He's good like that.

connorcolesmom said...

That is a great idea!
I think I have been breaking from the computer a good bit already
God gave me rest after the SF in August :)
I will miss you around here
And when I am in the 'ham i will give you a call so we can get together
Much love

KarenW said...

God bless you! Praying for great things for you. See you when you return. Wow, only 40 days until Easter? I know that's a long time when your fasting but it will be here soon!

Fran said...

I just wrote about what I was going to do. But I guess you won't be reading it because you aren't blogging. Shoot. Oh well. We both will honor God through it all!!!!
Love ya much,

Cheryl said...

I'll miss you but what a great thing to give up!
Hopefully you'll be back before I have the baby!
I'm being induced on April 16th!

Lisa @ The Preacher's Wife said...

I've given up gummy worms for the past 40 days. I'm not asking Jesus about the computer because I'm certain I won't like His answer..:))))

You are awesome girl..Love you so much!

Cindy-Still His Girl said...

It is my sole communication with the outside world, so I'm afraid I'd be curled up in a fetal position. Yet I am envious as well... I admire you and KNOW that God will bless your time away and your time with HIM! I cannot wait for you to BLOG about what he shows you. :)

Reformed Grits said...

HaHa, I have your phone number so I can still harass you if I like. Mwahahah

Sheryl said...

Well, I stopped by to say hello but you won't get this for a while. Praying for you.



Ruth said...

Gayle~you will be missed but i know that you will be blessed by taking this time to get closer to God.

JenIG said...

that's a wonderful idea, but boy howdy would that ever be hard!

seesawfaith said...

Make sure you visit my blog post on the 24th of march!

I also wanted to let you know that I have given up Chocolate for lent. It is amazing how many things I won't eat if there is not chocolate associated with it. cookies, cake, ice cream. I even prefer chocolate milk!

Hope you get as much out of your "connection" fast as I am out of the chocolate fast.

See you on Easter (where I will be peering around a huge chocolate chip cookie to see the computer screen!)

Deedra said...

Wow! What a woman of strength you are! I hope it's going well. I know God must be blessing your socks off!

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