Easter has always been my favorite holiday. As a child, my mom and I would dye eggs, eat chocolate bunnies and I would always wake up to elaborate Easter baskets. Once I became an adult, Easter took on a deeper meaning as I began to understand the meaning of celebrating Resurrection day.
Last year for Lent, I gave up dating, talking to men on the phone and even flirting in the hopes of removing all distractions from the opposite sex to focus my love and attention solely on God. I was not fasting for anything in particular. I only wanted a deeper connection with God BUT on Easter Sunday last year when I broke my fast, I met my husband online (won’t HE DO IT)!!!!! Then tragedy rocked my world the very next day when I received word that my mother died.
As Lent approached this year, I wondered how I would react. It coincided with the one year anniversary of my mom’s death. I explained to Ed how sacred my sacrificial time has always been and he decided to join me on the fast. We decided to give up social media. This year we really need to hear from God and God alone! Free from the constant pinging of notifications, we could really commune with God.
Here are 5 things we learned while fasting from social media:
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