Lent Day 1!

I did it, I’ve made it through a full 24 hours without checking my facebook feed. That’s the hardest part, right? It helped that it was a pretty busy day at work, but I don’t really find myself jonesing for that content. Most of facebook feeds now are all about negativity and fear mongering and clickbaiting, so it’s not really much of a loss. I do miss a few of my groups though, the only redeeming quality of the site at this point.

Also picked up a guitar for the first time in about a year last night. I’m going to be playing this Sunday, both services, at Community Presbyterian Church in Danville, CA. Their new minister of worship and arts, John Phillips, is a musical genius. It’s awesome to be invited to be a part of this.

Guitar is a bit hard for me these days. I quit in the first place because I’ve got this recurring tendonitis in my forearms which I can’t get rid of. Every time I hold down chords or whatnot for a few hours, my arms turn to a sore mush for a couple of days. Don’t know if there’s anything that can be done about that, but would appreciate advice. I ice, I stretch, there seems to be no way around it. Doesn’t help that I have to type a few thousand words per day on top of that. Just means my poor wrists never get a break.

But that said, practice turned out pretty well. It was so much fun and so fulfilling to make some small contribution to giving God glory. I definitely look forward to Sunday.

Obviously God has been on my mind a lot in the last couple of days, given the season and then the direction life has pulled on top of that. Another thing that caught my eye on that topic was YA dystopian authors Nadine Brandes’s blog: http://nadinebrandes.com/2017/03/01/does-anyone-read-the-bible-anymore/  where she challenged to read the whole Bible. that’s something I haven’t done in at least 15 years. I think it’s a worthy effort and thing to share around.

There’s my day one reflections. What did you do? Would love to hear from you!

One thought on “Lent Day 1!

  1. Starting playing piano for communion in my church about two years ago. I fill in for the woman who normally does it. Feels great though I’m always nervous leading up to it. Gotta put all those years of childhood piano lessons to use! Hope your tendinitis doesn’t keep you from it.

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