Updated: Mar 3, 2020
Lent is a good time to try doing something different, and possibly get into the habit of living life in a different kind of way. You can try anything for forty days, but the effects might last a lifetime.
I became a vegan for Lent in 1986 (having previously been a vegetarian for a few years), and have been vegan ever since!
This year, I have just resolved that part of my Lenten discipline will be to 'give up' my technophobia, and get to grips with the opportunities and possibilities presented to Norham Church (and the wider community) by the new NorhamLife web-site.
I will be working with Mark Holmes and John Adams in the development of the church's presence on the web-site, not least to make the point that Norham Church does not exist in a religious 'bubble', but is an integral part of the wider community. There is more to the life of Norham Church than what happens on a Sunday morning, and you don't have to be a churchgoer to be part of the life of the church.
'Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted [or tested] ... [for] forty days' (Matthew 4.1). I expect my Lenten discipline to be a testing time, but am grateful to Mark and John for dragging me kicking and screaming into the 21st century. Watch this space!