Why fast during Lent? This article kind of sums up the history of the tradition (and this article, geared towards youth, has some creative ways to fast).
Fasting can take on different forms, and I'm no authority on how or why someone should or shouldn't practice certain fasting during Lent (the season before Easter). My heart and my roots are Catholic, and to my knowledge, the Lenten Fast tradition is mostly a Catholic thing. But even at the nondenominational church my husband and I have been attending (where they have made no mention of Lent whatsoever, to my extreme disappointment, but I shouldn't have hoped for it...) the head guy has talked about how "discipline" is crucial for discipleship. So a common thread at least.
For me, there's not exactly a surplus of spiritual self discipline in my life currently, so hopefully no one would criticize me for taking Lent as an opportunity for some discernment and self examination. Catholic or not.
Not a complete blogging fast, but backing off during this Lent -- I'm considering it a bit of a Lenten blogging "diet". I'm purposefully being more present in my prayer life, my family life, my marriage, my home, my motherhood, and a little less present in my blog life.
You can expect maybe one post per week, but not much more.
And Christians, even though Lent started almost two weeks ago, it's not too late to take this opportunity to do something, dedicatedly, to spiritually prepare yourself for Easter.