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Apr 6, 2006

A Different Approach to Fasting...

here's one e-mail in my inbox this morning...very timely for lent.

Fasts have a tendency to be oriented toward things like giving up food or television. But there are many other creative ways we can welcome Jesus' healing touch.Here are suggestions you may want to consider.

1. Fast from anger and hatred.
Give your family an extra dose of love each day.

2. Fast from judging others.
Before making any judgments, recall howJesus overlooks our faults.

3. Fast from discouragement.
Hold on to Jesus' promise that He has a perfect plan for your life.

4. Fast from complaining.
When you find yourself about to complain,close your eyes and recall some of the little moments of joy Jesus has given you.

5. Fast from resentment or bitterness!.
Work on forgiving those who mayhave hurt you.

6. Fast from spending too much money.
Try to reduce your spending by ten percent and give those savings to the poor

hmmmm, that's some fasting... should i rather fast from watching television? hahaha!

'ey please pray for me. i'll be going home to pangasinan tomorrow afternoon to fetch my siblings and i'll be travelling alone (nde na ba ko nasanay?). basta, prayers please, i'll be back on saturday :)