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#write31days: Day 17 – Grow

Jo / October 17, 2017

I wish I were better at growing things. Whether it’s flowers, plants or herbs, sometimes it seems as if all I am cable of is killing things. I keep trying but I haven’t yet found the “knack” of keeping them alive, much less helping them flourish. Usually, it seems to happen as a result of replanting which, as I understand,…

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#write31days: Day 16 – Read

Jo / October 16, 2017

I wish I were a better reader. No, let me rephrase. I wish I were a more avid reader. I can read just fine. I just don’t read near as much as I wish. I have the time, I just don’t do it. I waste time in front of the television or on the internet instead. Those two things are…

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#write31days: Day 15 – Remain

Jo / October 15, 2017

I love praise and worship music. It helps me relax, remember and refocus when I listen and, when I play, I am able to experience worship in a different way. If I can be a little facetious, though, not all worship songs are created equally.  The song below, for example, feels kind of old to me. It’s never been a favorite…

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#write31days: Day 14 – Try

Jo / October 14, 2017

I want out. I want out of the full-time-working-for-someone-else gig. I want to be free to do my own thing, in my own way and on my own time. I used to feel selfish and irresponsible for wanting those things. But today, I don’t. Why? Because I believe those desires are not born out of my selfishness but out of how…

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#write31days: Day 13 – Invite

Jo / October 13, 2017

I got in trouble once for altering an invitation. I was a kid; in middle school or high school, I think. My older sister and I had been invited to someone’s birthday party but my sister was the more popular kid in school between the two of us. She got invited to everything and I rarely got invited to anything.…

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#write31days: Day 12 – Write

Jo / October 12, 2017

I attended a session at a writing conference a few years ago where the speaker said something that stuck with me. It was a Christian conference so she was talking about the call to write and how, sometimes, God’s first call to write for a person might be very specific. “Lucy, write about organizing and decorating your home on a…

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#write31days: Day 11 – Remember

Jo / October 11, 2017

“But God remembered Noah and all the beasts and all the livestock that were with him in the ark. And God made a wind blow over the earth, and the waters subsided.”( Ge 8:1) I love this Scripture. It’s a reminder that God remembers us. In those times of struggle and despair and utter dependance on His grace, He remembers…

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#write31days: Day 10 – Listen

Jo / October 10, 2017

That small voice inside of you telling you there’s more to life than what you’re experiencing now? Listen to it. It’s speaking for a reason. And that reason likely has something to do with how, who or what you were created to be, do or say. Creators create with a purpose. There’s a point to the creation. That point can manifest…

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#write31days: Day 9 – Plan

Jo / October 9, 2017

I’m a planner. I like to look ahead and get an idea of what my next steps should be to get to a certain place or goal. I understand that those steps may change between here and there, but at least I can have some sort of roadmap. I live with a free spirit, though. He’s not a planner. He…

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#write31days: Day 8 – Truth

Jo / October 8, 2017

I couldn’t think of anything to write on this topic today so I thought I’d find some Scriptures to meditate on instead. “Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being, and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart.” (Ps 51:6) “Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to…

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