What are you giving up for Lent?

People give up things for God

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Ash Wednesday marked the beginning of Lent, the solemn 40-day season of prayer and fasting in preparation for Easter.

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Worshippers wrote sins they need to be freed from, then burned the pieces of paper during the Ash Wednesday Service at Fairview Presbyterian Church.  SARA CALDWELL/'STAFF
SARA CALDWELL/'STAFF
Worshippers wrote sins they need to be freed from, then burned the pieces of paper during the Ash Wednesday Service at Fairview Presbyterian Church.

We asked what you chose to abstain from this year and how you hope to grow closer to God in this season. Your answers, from Facebook, Twitter and augustachronicle.com:

JIM DUGGAN (@JIMDUGGAN): “You want to give up something for Lent? How about giving up all of yourself to Jesus? Stop holding back.”

KYLIE ELAINE (@KY_LAINE13): “I hope everyone has a great season of Lent. I am giving up cussing because that has been a bad habit for me! Cleaning my act up!”

FRED MCCOY: “I’m giving up Lima beans. I hate them anyhow. GOOD RIDDANCE!”

ROBIN BONDS: “Will give up sweets after tomorrow!”

MARCH 17TH (@_IONLYTRUSTFEW): “Hello LENT . No Sodas Or No Sweets For 40 Days #Determined!”

COLE PITTMAN (@COLE_PITTMAN): “Giving up Twitter for Lent.”

SUELLEN: “Watching the news!”

BETH CHESNUT FOLLAND: “I usually give up chocolate and desserts. I get to have them again on Easter then! I also lose a few pounds usually! My mom taught us that it would help us to grow closer to the Lord. I’ve never really felt that by fasting or doing Lent. I feel closer to him with music.”

JOSEPH JESSEE (@JOSEPHDJESSEE): “Giving up shaving for Lent #longlivebeards”

KAITLIN KERSHNER (@KAITLINKERSHNER): “I’m giving up fast food and sugar drinks for 40 days of Lent #wishmeluck”

ANGEL SIMPKINS (@ANGELH0PE): “Giving up alcohol for Lent is going to be the most difficult thing I ever do. #Lent #selfdiscipline @Catholicgrlprob”

BREANNE POWELL MERRITT: “Can I give up my kids?LOL I love them but HA, I might be able to HEAR God if they were away!! LOL ... JOKING OF COURSE”

KENNA MITCHELL (@MITCHELL_KENNA): “For Lent, I’m giving up fast food. ...”

LIZ TUCKER (@LIZTUCKER11): “Goodbye soda and sweet tea for a month #lent #ashwednesday #churchflow”

LAWRENCE QUIOGUE (@LAWRENCEQUIOGUE): “Instead of giving up something for Lent, I decided to attempt to get my six pack back. keyword, #attempt. lol”

EBEN BRUSCO (@EBENBRUSCO): “Ask God what to give up in order to lengthen your day. Tough assignment for a beyond distracted society! #lent #heartsattention”


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