Mardi Gras

It’s Mardi Gras, y’all! My Cajun husband is from Sulphur, Louisiana. In the south they get the week off for this holiday! .
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So here’s what I’ve learned being married to a southern boy:
-Crawfish isn’t a request, it’s a necessity
-King Cake is pretty much a HUGE fancy donut 🍩
-Mardi Gras is the last day to indulge in what you are giving up for the next 40 days 💜💚💜
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This year I’m not giving up sweets! Nope, something has been on my heart and I can’t wait to share with you all what my lenten promise is below.

Ever use binoculars? They help us SEE from a distance. Enlarge something so small. Sometimes in life I feel like we are walking around with binoculars looking into everyone else. Magnifying others lives. Choosing to SEE beyond the surface and being quick to judge.

But what would happen if we turned the binoculars around? What would we SEE in ourselves?

I’ve had this on my heart for awhile now and hope you will join me in this journey. I’m going to commit to taking the next 40 days of lent to SEE the good rather than the flaws in others. Speak noble things. Deliberately talk positively. Our Lord gives us His grace and mercy to use 40 days to make a change. 
Do something that’s in your heart to offer words of forgiveness, words of kindness, words of charity, words of encouragement. 
It is in Christ that it is times like lent where we can begin again. Take the challenge to change the way you SEE. 

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