So, frantic re-think. Quick work with a concordance turned up Psalm 66 v 5-ish - "See the wonderful things God has done for us, and, as a total foodie, Psalm 34 "Taste and see that the Lord is good" is one of the wasier ones for me to remember.
My little group of children were perfectly happy to look at things through the varity of lenses I had brought; a couple of plastic fresnell lenses, an Early Learning Centre Sherlock Holmes style magnifying glass, some retired reading glasses, sunglasses and cheap binoculars.
We looked at pictures in the newspaper (discovering that they are made up of little dots) at our rice cakes (did that make them actually bigger?) at each other's hands and eyes - eyes are especially fasinating when you see how many different colours there are in the iris.
|from wikipedia article on the iris|
In the communion prayer, we get a chance to "taste" and remember that the Lord is good, sending Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
In Lent, giving up something, or taking on something, gives us a chance to "magnify" God in our lives; every time we Don't have the chocolate, or Do read an extra bit of the Bible, we have the opportunity to make God a bigger part in our daily schedule.
My intention is to give up playing Free Cell for Lent - I waste an enormous amount of time clicking away. However, the time recovered from the clutches of the computer will be wasted if I don't use it for something more important.
|from wikipedia article on freecell|
I had a trial run at giving up Free Cell yesterday. It wasn't too hard, except that I played rather a lot of minesweepers instead. Oh dear.
|from wikipedia minesweepers article|