For the 50 days between Easter and Pentecost, June 9, I'm committed to doing these five things:
1. Study the appearances of Jesus after the resurrection through the ascension and the book of Acts.
2. Complete 50 works of art.
3. Pray daily for 5 additional people.
4. Walk 5 miles at least 5X a week.
5. Post 50X on this blog.
Lent 2.0? Maybe. Lent was particularly meaningful for me this year, meditating on selfishness, suffering, and sacrifice. Through reading and discussing the devotional Journey to the Cross along with a weekly prayer gathering, I spent some concentrated time listening to God. I'd like even more of that in the next 50 days. The bloody cross and the empty grave were a beginning as much as they were a promise fulfilled.
The first four goals were chosen because they give me concentrated time with God. #5 gives me accountability and a way to process. Bonus motivation came from the convergence of Pentecost and my 50th *gulp* birthday during the same weekend.
âHere"s a detail of the first of 50 works of art.