Tuesday, February 9, 2010

One Word At A Time Carnival - Patience

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Let's just get this out there: Sarah Salter is pushy. She just won't leave me alone about today's One Word At A Time blog carnival. And the topic is patience! Looks like she still has a few things to learn on that topic... And speaking of Sarah Salter, there's still time to hit up my etsy shop and help Sarah get to Sudan this summer. When (yes, I said 'when') you make a purchase, just put "Sarah" in the buyer's notes and a portion of the sale will go to support her mission trip. No, this whole post isn't going to be a commercial. But it's my blog and I can do what I want. See how I am?

Now, back to the topic at hand. Patience. I told Sarah over on Twitter that I have nothing to say on the subject. You see, I gave up patience for lent last year. It worked out so nicely, I decided to give it up permanently. I know, it's a big sacrifice, but I'm a giver that way. And I'm super holy.

This year, I'll be giving up timeliness for lent. I've actually gotten a head start this year. I still have some Christmas decorations up. So while the rest of you are being slaves to your calendar, I'll be biding my time. For lent. Maybe beyond. I mean, the whole giving up patience thing worked out so well for me... I can hardly wait until lent this year! And I can say that since I gave up patience.

Not everyone can go down the path I've chosen. From what I understand, many of you pray for more patience. You know, more is not always better. First you want a litttle bit more, then in no time at all, you want a lot more. Be happy with less, people. What will more patience get you but more need for it? Who wants that?! I say, give it up. For lent. You'll be glad you did.

7 comments:

Bridget Chumbley said...

You always offer such sound advice... now I'm enlightened to all the prayers I've been wasting my time on in my pursuit of patience.

I can just wait a few more weeks and give it up for lent... thanks, Wendy!

katdish said...

I agree. I gave up quitting.

And I stinkin love those little monster shirts. Do you make them in big people sizes?

Wendy said...

Katdish - If I can get my hands on a big people shirt with a pocket, then yes, I do make them in big people sizes!

Glynn said...

That's absolutely brilliant -- giving up timeliness for Lent. You don't even have to worry about starting when Lent begins.

M.L. Gallagher said...

Now why didn't I think of that? give up patience for Lent.

It's perfect!

thanks for the inspiration. and the laugh.

Louise

Tiffany said...

That made me laugh so hard I had to Tweet about it! :)

I think I might give up sanity for Lent this year. Or exercise. Oooo, or maybe my pleasant attitude. Yep, definitely that. It'll be way better than the year I tried to give up chocolate for Lent. That did not work at all.

jasonS said...

This reminds me of the (allegedly true) story I heard of a man meeting with his pastor. He told him that the affair he was having was fine in God's eyes. The pastor, shocked, asked "how do you figure that?" At which point the man quoted dutifully, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."