Monday, March 7, 2011

My Lenten Discipline

A friend nudged me on Facebook, wondering if I'd blogged my Lenten discipline. Well, no, I hadn't, so here goes:

Parish ministry, the second job that provides big health coverage, our kid's autism and whatever all else keeps me busy but, more than that, exceedingly run down of late. I just don't feel like doing much of anything when I get a moment to rest.

So, my discipline is to take my wife out at least once per week. Just hasn't been happening. And it is the kind of thing that needs to happen:

"...husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church, because we are members of his body. 'Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.' This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church. However, let each one of you love his wife as himself..." Ephesians 5:28-33

Because I have taken on this discipline, it is a challenge to the evil one's lingering influence in my life. So expect me to get hassled and sabotaged. So pray for me in this discipline and for it to bear good fruit in our marriage.


Anonymous said...

I pray that if plans get blocked, that you know that I understand. I am very honored by this and hope that we can make it happen! xoxoxox

The Underground Pewster said...

Prayers for the both of you. Make the conversations last.

Michael Shaw said...

Praying that you go from strength to strength this Lenten season!

TLF+ said...

Thanks for the prayer support, friends. May the Lord mark the way well for you and get you through your rough spots in Lent.