Lent is a time of going very deeply into ourselves… What is it that stands between us and God? Between us and our brothers and sisters? Between us and life, the life of the Spirit? Whatever it is, let us relentlessly tear it out, without a moment’s hesitation.- Catherine Doherty

Is it weird to say that I love Lent? I do. I love this season of church where one is called to reflect, sacrifice, and seek the love of God in a deeper and more meaningful way. Regardless of beliefs, anyone with a growth mindset can understand the opportunity to do more and produce palpable change. It’s the goal of many, but we often fail because of self-created challenges. In essence, we are our own worst enemies.

Some people give up things for Lent while others vow to do more. There’s no right or wrong way, and each has served me well in years past. But this year I desire to do something different, which is to say that I don’t want to waste anymore time. Time is one of God’s greatest gifts, and I’ve really struggled with how to not make it the excuse for things that would better me and my family. What would happen if I lived my life like I was limitless and time was the treasure? And how does this serve God better?

I have a beautiful and full life, which I am thankful for. However, I often put projects aside and use time, or my lack thereof, as an excuse as to why goals are not met or opportunities pursued. For the next forty days I’m committed to no excuses and living life with better and brighter intentions. This is not easy for me, which makes it an exceptional lenten promise to God.

If you’re looking for a forty day change, or a community of conviction with no excuses or doubt, then join me in my #timetotreasure adventures. Stay well, friends. And if you believe, pray.