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#write31days: Day 31 – Rest

Jo / October 31, 2017

The hubs and I both started either a new job or new responsibilities in our job this past Spring. And since that time, we have been working. A lot. There hasn’t been much, if any, unoccupied downtime and we haven’t taken a break. It’s a first-world problem, I know; and a drop in the bucket to what many, many people in this…

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#write31days: Day 30 – Refine

Jo / October 30, 2017

I like efficiency. Like, for real. I would almost go so far as to say that I crave efficiency. It drives me nuts when things feel chaotic or messy and when processes are clunky and slow. As such, I’m constantly refining how things work. Especially in my job where there are many moving pieces and all of them are important…

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#write31days: Day 29 – Follow

Jo / October 30, 2017

Today, I was buddy riding on the back trails with another student at Gray’s. Our two horses are not particularly fond of each other and, yet, Koal was happy to follow Penny. Maybe it was because the humans riding them are still learning to lead them or maybe it was just because he had no better options, but it was interesting…

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#write31days: Day 27 – Overcome

Jo / October 28, 2017

“I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and let your heart take courage, but wait for the Lord.” -Ps. 27:13-14 “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome…

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#write31days: Day 26 – Change

Jo / October 27, 2017

Change is often good, sometimes necessary and usually difficult. In this season of looking for a change, I find myself wondering if I’m willing to make it through the difficult part of it all. I don’t know what form that difficulty is going to take but I am fairly confident it will exist. And I just don’t know if I have…

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#write31days: Day 25 – Because

Jo / October 26, 2017

Because. What in the world am I supposed to write about “because”? I’ve been putting off this post for days because…well, because I don’t know what to say about “because.” So, I’m in my bedroom at 8pm on the night that the post is due staring at a blank screen and a blinking cursor all because I’m committed to seeing…

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#write31days: Day 24 – Revise

Jo / October 24, 2017

I’m so grateful for the ability to revise, aren’t you? I often find myself revising how I say, write, love, build, teach, interact, observe, support, confront or do anything with the various people, places, animals, projects and situations in my life. I don’t have to do things the same way everytime if it no longer makes sense to do so. How wonderful is that? Revision is…

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#write31days: Day 23 – Work

Jo / October 23, 2017

Work. That’s a four-letter word in our home. I mean, I guess it’s technically a four-letter word in every home but, in ours, it’s a dirty four-letter word. Though, not really for my husband. He loves his job and he enjoys the structure and stability that the 8-5 life provides. Me, on the other hand…? Yea, I struggle. Not with the verb…

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#write31days – Day 22 – Light

Jo / October 22, 2017

“The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it.” – Jn. 1:5 Several years ago, I sat through The Truth Project, a small group curriculum focused on the discovering the biblical truths found in Scripture. In one of the lessons, Del Tackett talks about how someone had once caught him opening and closing a closet door (I…

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#write31days: Day 21 – Give

Jo / October 22, 2017

You ever have those seasons where you give everything you’ve got but it just doesn’t seem enough still? I do, too. I know it’s better to give than to receive but that doesn’t mean we don’t need to receive. It’s just a reminder to make sure that we’re not only receiving. So make sure you’re taking care of yourself just…

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