Do you know how much we talk about food in the US? I wish I had some stat to show or tell that would explain what I am noticing. Not only do many of our conversations revolve around food but there is advertising everywhere about food. As I watched TV last night every set of commercials had at least 2 or 3 that were about food. Then this morning I went to the gas station to fill up my truck and noticed that even the ads on top of the pumps were food focused. I always knew that we were obsessed with food in the US but never understood to what extent until I have been hungry for 14 days. As far as the fast goes, I am doing well. I took a bunch of time yesterday to read up on what is going on in Darfur and that really encouraged me to keep at this. Every time I begin to start questioning why I am doing this I try to find an article about Darfur and I once again am motivated to see this through.
Cal and I have decided that we will be doing this for 30 days instead of all the way through Lent. That means that tomorrow I will be half way through this journey!! I went on my Google calendar today and plotted out encouraging reminder texts throughout the next couple weeks to help me stay on track. I am very excited that the final day of this fast is right before our church’s Adult Retreat and I will be able to enjoy some time away with friends.
I plan to get away on Thursday for 24hrs of solitude in a state forest. This is something that I have implemented into my life as a way to refocus and replenish. I am really looking forward to this time away and know that God will be using it for something big. I have had many different ideas floating around in my head but haven’t taken the time to process them yet. I realize that I might not walk away from this will all of it figured out but I am expecting that I will be much closer. Pray for me as I take this time. I might not be able to blog for the next couple of day, unless I have cell reception out there.