Kenton and I fasted from TV for Lent.
He came home one day and said, "I think I might want to drop TV during Lent." Before he had time to recall his musing, I jumped on it. My TV (TV read as Netflix, Hulu, and movies) habits had been a consistent source of inner conflict for me for a while. I knew it was just what we both needed when he came home and voiced his thoughts that day. I also knew God was in it and I'd learn so much while the TV, a deadly vortex of entertainment and information, was silent for 40 days. I was right. And full disclosure, there were a few times we broke the rules and watched a movie. I can count those times on one hand, but I did want to be forthright. But even though we had a few cheat days, it was still a fast. And fasting always yields growth. This time was no different. So, without further ado, if you're considering changing your TV/entertainment habits, here's what I learned after 40 days of going without:
It's at this point in my writing process that I usually go back over what I've just written to hear how it comes off and edit where necessary. And after reading each point, it still feels like a shallow description of what God did during our fast. Honestly, I'm not sure I can accurately express how rich this has been. On this Maundy Thursday, I'm so utterly grateful for God's abundant work in my life.
So, since I can't really describe how awesome this has been, I guess the only thing you can do is see for yourself!