40 Bags 40 Days. I'm not sure I'm going to get 40 bags total, but every little bit helps. I should add that I haven't brought another thing into the house since my transgression with the horse.
In the meantime, I've been doing a Lenten study with a small group of friends. We're reading Richard Rohr's Wondrous Encounters, Scriptures for Lent. A year ago, I was on a retreat led by Fr. Rohr, a Franciscan priest whose messages on spirituality are universal.
A couple of days ago, one of the daily readings in WESL was about temptations and how most of the time the things that tempt us are "good" things, but made "evil" because we become self-centered about how they are used. Food for example. We must use discernment to eat it in a way that is healthy and beneficial to our physical and spiritual being.
It's clear to me that one of my 'beasts' is the amount of time I spend on my computer. In and of itself, my computer is a great resource. But there are days when it's also a time killer and a brain drain. So for the next few weeks, I'm going to be more selective about how I use it. Less blog hopping* -- which is one of my favorite things to do because there are so many great blogs out there. Limit the number of times a day I check email. Just limit the number of times a day I log on "just because."
And with all the time I'm saving, just think how many bags I can fill:)
*I'm not giving up on my blog or reading blogs! I just have a habit of reading a comment on someone's blog, taking off to go visit and before you know it I'm down the rabbit hole, cruising blogs while my laundry piles up, my family goes unfed and my dogs forget who I am. I am not disciplined enough to give up my blogging buds:)