is it safe to drink wine while on cipro prednisone dosage in snakes tamsulosin hcl 0.4 mg cap customer ratings cytotec pasar pramuka can synthroid cause arrhythmia does fluconazole treat all hair infection farmatodo cytotec will propranolol make you play better snooker cheap plendil novartis voltaren 25mg cheap micardis zyban ireland price augmentin 600 es hakk?±nda t??m sorular augmentin 2.2 prospect street value of 10 mg cialis similar generic drug to amitriptyline hcl 25 mg dissolve cipro tablet and nebulizer can erythromycin and fluoxetine be taken together thuoc metronidazole how to buy viagra in newzealand phenergan with codeine online withdrawal cialis mrsa y septra prices for paroxetine 20mg south africa plavix coupons cefeximelinezolid medicine of macleods how many 200mg wellbutrin to get high fluoxetine online order acyclovir 3 ointment khasiay azithromycin tamoxifen nursing considerations gabapentin for opiate withdrawal esomeprazole price warfarin 5mg tablets side effects antiviral drugs for shingles how much are the price nortriptyline online what happen when stop taking elavil how fast should doxycycline work on lyme symptoms singulair sustancia activa hay pastilla priligy en estados unidos can you take excedrin with clomid metronidazole pregnant dog montelukast sport ciprofloxacin pastillas olanzapine depot training courses buy nizoral cream can u gave hcg drops whilst taking zoloft i take 40mg benicar how much losartan should i take voltaren in greco can you take a trazodone with a pain killer indomethacin effects in dogs sub q lasix what is the street name for buspirone hcl 10mg baclofen side effects dreams benicar hct 20 12.5 mg crestor interactions with synthroid topamax 50 mg price in pakistan sublingual tablet of atorvastatin cost of anzemet versus ondansetron in u.s. azithromycin dose for chlamydia cialis online prescription levaquin and torn meniscus attourneys overdose on zofran meclizine naproxen chances of getting pregnant on metformin most common side effects of coreg 20 mg nitroglycerin 3 tablets donde compro esa pastilla misoprostol en huancayo acyclovir elderly long term side effects is tamoxifen like chemotherapy augmentin 875 fatigue and palpitations taking amitriptyline and ativan cytotec portoviejo indocin for dogs azithromycin 3 day dose pack dosage rx list isoptin retard 180 mg zithromax 1g buy olanzipine vs zoloft what causes withdrawal cymbalta dreams sildenafil purchase uk generic zoloft price at walmart using adderall and celexa together how much does baclofen 10 mg go for street price levitra professional vs levitra salep ketoconazole 20mg can you use elderberry while on coumadin naproxen 500 mg for toothache street value of amitriptyline periactin causing outbreak of rash revista 10 segundos kegunaan obat furosemide dan azathioprine does lamisil treat tinea versicolor and jock itch diet and weightloss difference between ciprodex and cipro hc flagyl vaginal u.k. pastillas lamisil orlistat online pharmacy zoloft settlements owed paxil side effects how long for it to work before and after use of doxycycline for impetigo doxycycline100mg api doxy topamax for bipolar and alcohol uk viagra 50 mg online kaufen cheap celebrex 200mg celebrex 200 mg cena pre op flagyl for ruptured appendix when to take pregnancy test after clomid cialis 200mg pills generic albuterol sulfate inhaler bioavailability norvasc 2.5mg dosage female ejaculation lexapro levothyroxine 25 mcg tablet price flexeril okay with cipro can you mix morphine and phenergan overnight viagra orders does doxycycline affect blood thinner lipitor 20 mg dosage zestril tablets prostate dapoxetine nhs dosage of misoprostol used in abortion neurontin after surgery septran tablet for acne skin misoprostol labor induction mechanism how long does a 20 mg of cialis last in a man erythromycin 400mg and 200mg metronidazole montelukast chemical structure antidepressant and zzzquil rizatriptan coupon purchase clomid online uk ephedra diet pills telegraph michigan glucophage mechanism of action kegunaan obat levofloxacin 500 mg thyroxine tablets for sale uk propranolol 60 mg stage fright lasix coughing mucus effect of azithromycin tab ip 500 mg is neurontin safe atorvastatina 40 mg azithromycin is a tablet 500 how much in peso can i buy misoprostol without prescription in botswana meloxicam stada para perros valacyclovir dosage cold sores can ciprofloxacin actor be used for tonsilitis does doxycycline cause twitching in dogs metoprolol ratiopharm 25 mg hu can i snort buspar antibiotic amoxicillin for staph infection hip zoloft poop out rage does cialis help bladder control albuterol nebulizer 2 year old dextromethorphan hydrobromide 10 mg guaifenesin 200 mg amoxicillin versus ip 271 allegra 180 uses levaquin 250 mg tablet where to buy viagra nizoral shampoo 1 vs 2 ketoconazole para que sirve dexamethasone de 4 mg para a dulto cytotec cuanto cuesta cali colombia rizatriptan 10 mg side effects what dose of adalat used in mountain sickness side effects increasing zoloft from 150 to 200 mg voltaren kas gevsetici krem amaryl m 850 should i take augmentin antibiotic during menstruation voltaren 100g amlodipine valsartan brand name pakistan naproxen for horsesdosagetime to max effect how to distinguish fake cialis amoxicillin himox syrup doxycycline for sinus infection how to treat swollen lymph nodes without antibiotics can i take two doses of diflucan within 48 hours cipro for diarrhea dosage how to use u s a viagra 100 8000mg clopidogrel tablet lp 75mg metformin 142 azithromycin 250mg obat apa zoloft 25mg vs 50mg wellbutrin mg dosage provera buying group contact fluconazole 3rd trimester cardura for epididymitis will cabergoline spark my life again thu?»‘c celecoxib 100mg can yo take metformin and ciprofloxacin 500mg rizatriptan and butalbital purchase citalopram online atorvastatin calcium 80 mg tab cost at walhmart thuoc isoptine side effects of increaseing celexa from 5mg to 10mg fluconazole online no prescription canada azithromycin dosing sildenafil tablets in nottingham has anyone bought clomid on line para que sirve ilosone de 500 panadol with augmentin bd 1000 mg como usar la pastilla cytotec y solution erythromycin es 400 mg tab generic flomax problems what mineral is critical to the synthesis of thyroxine sertraline urinary tract infection pirce of atenolol 10mg tab in pakistan erythromycin solution in egypt celebrex recall australia bupropion hcl sr 200 mg price xeloda generic drug myoclonus synthroid side effect fluconazole 150 tablet price in india nizoral shampoo retail stores order ampicillin levofloxacin capsule benadryl syrup for cold vs atarax is viagra professional real mobic compresse 15 mg co tac dung gi buy generic buspar levaquin cost cvs precio misoprostol presentacion are prednisone side effects reversible in dogs como es la venta en farmacias de misoprostol en san jan side effects of too much metformin suppository antibiotic horse propranolol 160 mg er prices cialis escitalopram controlled substance vanuatu does ibuprofen effect prednisone withdrawal remeron 30 mg sleep propeties and uses of amx 500 amoxicillin capsules ip can ciprotab cure sore throat olanzapine pill identification anafranil sr 75 a przedwczesny wytrysk para que sirve la pastilla premarin tetracycline every 6 hours buying levitra uk seroquel price on street teva furosemideforumankles khasiat voltaren 50mg can you drink on last day of amoxicillin 500grm side effects of erythromycin syrup on infants fluconazole 150 mg tab dosage nolvadex through australian customs dosage cialis women cvs price for remeron cipro 10 days strattera vs ritalin cciprofloxacin hydrochloride and black stool lesofat or xenical which is most effective buy generic flagyl metronidazole montelukast 10 mg tab apo how much gabapentine to kill me cytotec price in malaysia in guardian mouth sores neurontin is there a generic for diovan 160 mg generic lexapro paxil propecia cheaper ciproheptadine action mechanism que es sertraline 25 mg cipronol for treat of pid levofloxacina y el alcohol does prozac cause weight gain is cialis 5mg sold otc in ky zofran intramuscular pain how long does a 20 mg of cialis last in a man atenolol losartan mode of action does metronidazole treat nsu prednisone 20 mg street value albumin and lasix meloxicam 15 mg vs ibuprofen dostinex weight gain benazepril price in india gabapentin 600 mg prescription cost street value soni 8 adalat 2500 mg of amoxicillin generic clozapine manufacturers zyprexa withdrawl shortness of breath diclofenac paroxetine interaction metronidazole for cats by injection levofloxacin online kaufen diltiazem xt 240 mg best price dexamethasone 2 buy propecia online usa paroxetine dosering 60 mg take cialis with cardura sertraline hcl100mg does it show on drug screen contraceptive ethinyl estradiol desogestrel rape dose levofloxacin 250 mg twice daily can dogs take prednisone 20mg alendronate australia risks of taking out of date prednisone metoprolol po to iv conversion duloxetine dr 30mg capsules does it help with back pain nizoral for skin tags pdf tentang salep dexamethasone coumadin tester cost 3 day bactrim vs 10 day bactrim side effectsof tamsulosin mr400mcg caps dosis levofloxacin 500 mg gum disease levaquin muscle pain ondansetron augmentin 375 fatigue buy viagra online netscape com augmentin prescribing information fungsi diflucan fluconazole 150mg tetracycline brand names australia fast acting antidepressants drugs in pakistan metronidazole 200 mg tablets zc 16 paxil tamoxifen sandoz steroids why does amoxicillin cause diarrhea augmentin injection price atorvastatina wikipedia uroxatral versus flomax elderly erythromycin 10 days ciprobay svizzera prednisone 40 mg fot 3 days flagyl petco fluconazole 100mg can u take diflucan for three dats do viagra thin the blood cuantas dosis de cytotec debo usar con 27 semanas how bad is lamisil for liver statistics cyproheptadine tablets bp 4mg what harm can it cause generic version of propranolol how often to take azithromycin 600mg levitra generic articles band name of the drug erythromycin oxime augmentin 375mg tablets cost in india metronidazole breastfeeding safe lamisil tablets over the counter propranolol without food augmentin treats chest infectiins tentang xenical orlistat 120mg kegunaan atorvastatin onde encontro cytotec na bolivia losing weight lexapro what color are viagra pills fluconazole 150 mg for nursing mom augmentin unguent off shelf gabapentin cymbalta price ireland desloratadine montelukast linezolid injection monograph super kamagra 24 hours delivery elavil 50 mg drug atarax withdrawal symptoms a comprehensive view how many days should augmentin 500 mg be taken how can i know original clomid gabapentin for tnn lactose free thyroxine australia can you buy tamsulosin accutane 60 mg side effects order ivermectin for pigs can i take 600mg of fluconazole at once is there viagra for under the tongue can i take amoxicillin 625 3 times a day ciprofloxacin tz ciprofloxacin what are the side effects of plavix citalopram orgasm cialas ce este lexapro bio metronidazole it treat what kind of discharge difference between 10mg of lexapro and 20mg is gabapentin a gaba agonist how to wean dogs off prednisone skin rash from the sun interacting with cipro viagra extasy tables pills can i take benadryl with 1000mg of azithromycin mirtazapine 60 mg side effects of prednisone in cats prednisone side effect sleep asthma treatment gabapentin mg capsules what is the effect of flagyl 500gm menstrual cycle kamagra 365 pharmacy does lisinopril cause lack of zinc how to taper prednisone 80 mg after 2 weeks price of moller wedel allegra 300 zyprexa olanzapine 15mg

Why I am Giving up Facebook for Lent

Cheryl Dickow explores why Facebook is a true Lenten sacrifice and one she had to make.
by Cheryl Dickow | Source: Bezalel Books
For several years I gave up chocolate for Lent; like my many parochial middle school students, the idea of going without chocolate candy for 40 days seemed like a fairly good way to “suffer” as I was called to contemplate Jesus’ suffering; it seemed to be a perfect way to give up something that I could sincerely offer up during my prayers and as I spent time in reflection.

That was until our pastor cautioned us about choosing to give up something we knew we ought to give up because it would “benefit” us; when, instead, what we should be doing is giving up something that would not be a “benefit” to us. Gee, I remember thinking, chocolate really has fallen into the “this is good for me to give up category” because I began to consider the “benefits” of losing a couple of pounds and being a bit healthier for the effort.

Now what? I wondered.

In the middle of all this I also tried some things from the It-isn’t-about-giving-up-as-much-as-it-is-about-making-changes category. That included the year where I committed to daily Rosary and the year that I wanted to make sure I said “one good and positive thing” each day to my family members.

None of these Lenten experiences stand out as ways that made the value of sacrifice something that is real, tangible and personal.

So each year, as Lent approaches, I seek to know more deeply what it is that I should be doing, or not doing, for Lent—for God. This year was no different; Ash Wednesday loomed on the calendar and I began asking, What will it be this year, Lord? Let me know, please, and I will obey.

At this point let me interject that I have been attending an Ignatian Spiritual Retreat which meets a couple of times a month and the fruit—the graces—from the exercises has been abundant, to say the least.

So off to a dinner party I go, with Ash Wednesday less than a week away, and my request to know what Lent sacrifice the Lord has in store for me being freshly made and asked of Him. I shouldn’t be surprised, then, that the first conversation I have upon entering our guest’s home is with a woman I greatly admire—a Facebook friend and a real-life friend—who says that she is giving up Facebook for Lent! My heart immediately responds with recognition that THIS is my answer.

Facebook, unlike chocolate, won’t be good for me to give up; it won’t benefit me one bit. Frankly, just the opposite is true—it may be detrimental to my business of publishing books and sharing news of author happenings and various events.

Indeed, this true sacrifice is made known to me in the last days of the contest in which one of our titles—Stories for the Homeschool Heart—is in the running for “Best Catholic Book of 2010!” If it wins, not being on Facebook and LinkedIn and writing articles means I can’t take advantage of the social network to use this win in a very significant promotional way. A win would be something that just begs for tons of Internet attention and fanfare.

And the good Lord is asking me to walk away.

That, I say to myself, is the ultimate sacrifice!
You see, I’ve easily worked 60 and 70 hour weeks for the past 4 or 5 years and am now seeing that it is paying off. But in the recesses of my heart, I know I am being called to leave the Internet Super Highway behind during Lent and spend that time with God—in reading His word, in Adoration, in Mass, in the Gospels by way of the Rosary. I have previously tried to tell myself that being a witness meant embracing this new social media and that I was doing His will; but I was only giving myself an excuse to stay connected to the Internet.

So with this contest, it became crystal clear to me what my sacrifice was to be this Lent; and I also know that is isn’t just about me removing myself from Facebook. I won’t be writing any new articles during Lent either; I’m removing myself from some key Internet activities so that my time with God becomes more abundant, and definitely more personal.

God is calling me and I can’t ignore Him.

What will this mean for Bezalel Books?

I have no idea; but I’m not worried. It all belongs to God anyhow.

Each of us can be replaced in a heartbeat on the Internet—no matter how popular and followed we may appear—but each of us is completely irreplaceable to God so that’s where I want to spend my Lenten time: in His care, in His arms, in His presence, in His word.
Cheryl Dickow is an author, publisher and speaker. Her latest book is Mary: Ever Virgin, Full of Grace and her website is She can be contacted at 248.917-3865.

Click Here to Donate Now!

Join the new media evangelization. Your tax-deductible gift allows to build a culture of life in our nation and throughout the world. Please help us promote the Church's new evangelization by donating to right now. God bless you for your generosity.




Post a Comment
Write a comment on this article

Email required (will not be published)
required Country

Most Popular