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#write31days: Day 19 – Brave

Jo / October 20, 2017

Ok, so this post is getting written on my phone. And it’s 12hrs late but…I’m determined not to fail at this challenge. Not yet anyway. Brave. The word itself is strong. Is that because of what it means? Or would it still seem like a strong word if it meant something different? I don’t know. But I do know that…

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#write31days: Day 18 – Share

Jo / October 18, 2017

I often wonder if I share too much. Not in terms of sharing my drinks, food or possessions (though, maybe that’s true, too) but more in terms of sharing about my life. I’m an open book. I’ll talk about anything and everything that I’ve experienced. I think, in many ways, this is a good thing but I often question whether…

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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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