Thursday Thoughts: Listening, Letting Go, and Lent

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This Lenten season has been one of the most intense periods of spiritual, mental, emotional, and relational growth for me than I have experienced in quite some time.

But it has not been easy…

It has required listening to God and paying attention to Him as I pray and mediate and reflectively read.

The words simplify, simplicity, and let go are words that I have frequently heard as I have prayed, meditated, and read.

I have  let go of my Facebook account. Not an easy thing to do. But the right thing to do. I was on briefly this week after a 30 day break

and I was ready to get off. I felt my soul tighten and I knew that I needed to get off and I did so. Too many words, too much emotion, too much time

has been used there.  It was time to simplify.

I hit, if you will, the reset button on my Twitter usage by deleting my first account and creating a new one. Not sure who were real people after awhile and who were ‘bots.’ Like Facebook, too many words, too much emotion, too much “noise.” I have capped my following at 125 persons/groups.

Hard to do but necessary because I need to hear God, and my family, better these days.

It has been worth it. Peace and clarity have started coming back to me. I am grateful.

These are my Thursday thoughts


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Jim Kane

I am a hubby to my wife of over 30 years, dad to two university students, caregiver to his mom, a minister, cat dad to Hanna who we adopted from our local animal shelter, a life-long aviation fan, and a reader and blogger. I began this blog in 2008 and post my book reviews, messages to my congregation, prayers, and other things as well. Thank you for stopping by!

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