Last year I wrote a post on Lent. You can find it here. There is a link there that talks more about Lent and its origins. This year I contemplated giving up fast food for Lent but I think a better choice would be chocolate. Lent is something I have been practicing for several years. I like having the reminder the 40 days before Easter to really focus on God. I know my focus should always be on Christ but sometimes it gets a little skewed. This helps my focus. If you practice Lent what is something you are giving up for 40 days?