Lent is fast approaching. Typically folks might think about what to ‘give up’ for the season of penitence that is the 40 days (minus the Sundays) before Easter. My mother gave up chocolate, which her children did not appreciate. I could never quite understand why she was doing that, since we were in a church that didn’t observe Lent at all.

Instead of giving up chocolate or facebook or whatever, I encourage you to think about what you could take on for Lent. I can hear some of you groaning, “oh no, not more to do!” What if you took on taking even a short walk with your family three or four times a week?… Continue