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Old 02-17-2021, 9:46 AM
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Oh boy, I think I bit off more than I can chew this year. Iím actually scared I wonít pull it off. Two years ago I gave up FB and never returned. Last year I gave up my occasional smoke and have for the most part kept that up ever since.

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Old 02-17-2021, 11:53 AM
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Somehow back in my younger years I never got to pursue the matters concerning Lent. Oh, it appears that you are still with us five five six.

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Somehow back in my younger years I never got to pursue the matters concerning Lent. Oh, it appears that you are still with us five five six.

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Was I going somewhere?
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Lent. I gave up formal church services and donating time to keeping the buildings and grounds functional - oh oops. Nope, I got dismissed and told I’d be arrested or fined if I went to my church of 31 years during the covid outbreak. Mmm. Yup, the church gave me up last Lent. This Lent - I donate to the homeless and help the disadvantaged wildlife.
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Armed robber to hapless guy on street: "Give me your wallet, watch, and that wedding ring or I'll blow your head off."

Hapless guy on street complies

Armed robber: "What's in the bag you've got there?"

Hapless guy: "those are just my morning donuts, don't tell me your going to steal them too."

Armed robber: "You can keep those, I gave up donuts for Lent".
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I tell the wife that Im giving up sex with porn stars for Lent.

She doesnt think that's funny.
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Sweets. It’s my weakness. No desert after a savory dinner is tough for me.
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Yeah five five six, it sounded like you might not make it awhile back, I asked if you were dead yet and you answered no, but there is hope, so congrats Bro, still around.

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Oh boy, I think I bit off more than I can chew this year. Iím actually scared I wonít pull it off. Two years ago I gave up FB and never returned. Last year I gave up my occasional smoke and have for the most part kept that up ever since.

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What is FB ?
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Yeah five five six, it sounded like you might not make it awhile back, I asked if you were dead yet and you answered no, but there is hope, so congrats Bro, still around.

Psalm 1
LOL, yep, cancer and the deadly Wuhan virus within 3 months of each other.... seems he still has more work for me to do here on earth.
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What is FB ?
Itís an idiotic website people go on to argue about politics and cheat on their spouses with people they knew in highschool.
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even though i don't consider myself a practicing catholic, or even religious anymore, i do observe lent (no meat on fridays).
of course, it doesn't hurt that i like filet of fish sammiches and they are usually cheaper during lent. maybe i should have been born jewish?
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even though i don't consider myself a practicing catholic, or even religious anymore, i do observe lent (no meat on fridays).
of course, it doesn't hurt that i like filet of fish sammiches and they are usually cheaper during lent. maybe i should have been born jewish?

No bacon or lobster.
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No bacon or lobster.
hahaha, that's crazy talk!
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wishing you luck but can't say the same for me. i lost my battle with chocolate everyday.
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Sweets. Itís my weakness. No desert after a savory dinner is tough for me.
Same here....itís been a rough 3 days...

I also gave up second helpings...
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I always refrain from drinking during lent. This year I'm trying a fasting \ protein diet with no sweets. My wife has cooked all my favorites in the past few days! It's been so tempting meat loaf and mashed potatoes, homemade cookies, biscuits and gravy. Then I think what a small sacrifice to tournaments me compared to Jesus sacrifice for me.

At first I was a little upset at my wife but now I thank her.
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Like temptation in the desert.


Last year I gave up smoking for lent. Year before that I gave up FB.
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I always refrain from drinking during lent. This year I'm trying a fasting \ protein diet with no sweets. My wife has cooked all my favorites in the past few days! It's been so tempting meat loaf and mashed potatoes, homemade cookies, biscuits and gravy. Then I think what a small sacrifice to tournaments me compared to Jesus sacrifice for me.

At first I was a little upset at my wife but now I thank her.
Good work . By the time February rolls around i start getting in the right mind . No alcohol , no meat except fish , no dairy. Its a good 40 days to reset and focus.
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Agreed, I'm only in a week and it's a blessing.
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