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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 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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#write31days: Day 7 – Hold

Jo / October 7, 2017

Do you ever feel like your life is on hold? Like, there’s something more waiting for you? Maybe you can identify the more, maybe you cannot. Maybe you know what it is that has you “stuck” and maybe you do not. But, regardless of being able to articulate the whys and whats behind it all, you know there’s more. And…

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#write31days: Day 6 – Story

Jo / October 6, 2017

I witnessed an event once where new members of a group wrote hurtful, hateful, mean or discouraging words, phrases and thoughts that had been said about them, to them or that they thought about themselves onto shirts with Sharpies. Then they were blindfolded and older members of the group came around with duct tape, covered what was written and wrote…

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#write31days: Day 5 – Trust

Jo / October 5, 2017

I have trust issues. My trust issues are not with man, though. They are with God. That’s hard to admit but it’s true nonetheless. I don’t trust Him. Not fully. Instead, I’ve realized that I trust God with the “big stuff” in my life (you know, those crises moments and seasons) but don’t trust Him an inch with the small…

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#write31days: Day 4 – Hope

Jo / October 4, 2017

“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.” – Pr. 13:12 If I were to be really honest with you, I’d have to say that I hope for lots of things. Financial freedom, chocolate to appear anywhere I am, the opportunity to work for myself one day, and the ability to lose weight…

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