The Thursday after Ash Wednesday — Distractions

“[Ash Wednesday] offers us a chance to break through the distractions that keep us from living the basic Easter message of love, of living in wonder rather than doubt.”  — Anne Lamott.

Have you thought about “the distractions that keep you from living the basic Easter message of love.” You may need to limit your time on Facebook or Twitter, or need to address more serious addictions to violence, drugs, or work. Lent is a good time to loosen their hold through sacrifice and prayer especially whatever keeps us from “living in wonder, rather than doubt.”

As you embark on your Lenten journey ask yourself and God how to help with your distractions. Cold turkey may not be feasible, but a good lowering of dosage may turn a life around.

 

 

 

About the author

Webb Hubbell, former Associate Attorney General of the United States, is an author and lecturer. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, and A Game Of Inches, are published by Beaufort Books and are available online, in your local bookstore, or you can order autographed copies at webbhubbell.com. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps Won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller.

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  1. Watching movies and series based around the Tudor period and after have instilled a deep need for poetry. Deeper then the tongue of a poet drives the polished, quick witted man of that time into my heart. If only he existed today, my breath would be drawn starting at my toes rising slowly until I collapse. A gentleman dressed for dinner standing underneath a candlelit chandelier must have the most intoxicating smell.
    Mr. Hubbell please write some poetry for me.

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