Alive Now** previously included this article by Lynne M. Babb about fasting, including thoughts on non-traditional fasts from electronics, shopping, news media, etc.. Fasting has many benefits, especially freeing us to be be more mindful of those on our prayer lists (and those without food, when we’re doing a food fast).
Maybe you’ll want to try a traditional or non-traditional fast sometime during Lent 2017?
Enjoy the day, filled with the Spirit!
** Alive Now has been a favorite devotional for daily or periodic use. We celebrate the years Upper Room has published Alive Now and we hope they keep that content on the internet even though the magazine will be no more as of April 2017.
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Lectionary Texts for Sunday, March 19, 2017: