Sunday, September 29, 2013

Sunday thoughts

I'm sitting on my couch this afternoon with my headphones on, listening to Pandora Radio (praise and worship) and trying to get into the right mindset. I have all these random thoughts running around in my head and trying to work them into something coherent is turning out to be quite a chore! Nothing wants to settle, to sit still long enough for me to get on the screen. Where should I start?

Well, let's start with something easy, shall we? How about a recent picture of my precious grandtoy, Becca?

Can you believe she is 2 months old already? She is actually in town this weekend, but I can't see her since I still fighting off a sinus infection. Can't make the baby sick. :(

I have been going through a dry spell lately when it comes to blogging. I just haven't had anything to say that seemed to be of any value. With that in mind, I decided to join the 31 Days Challenge over at The Nesting Place. I'm hoping that this challenge will be a new beginning for me, a way to reconnect with the part of myself that started this blog. The idea of the challenge is to pick a topic and blog about it for 31 days straight. No writing prompts, it's all up to you. I have chosen to spent my 31 days looking at "faithfulness".

My button was made for me by my friend Jerimi.

There is this voice in my head that is screaming at me "WHAT HAVE YOU DONE??? ARE YOU CRAZY?!?!?!" I don't know voice, we will just have to see. "Faithfulness" is my "One Word" for 2013, so I thought it would be a great tie-in. A way to refocus on the things that matter most to me. I hope you will stop by and check it out.

Speaking of checking things out, I was taking a little time this morning to catch up on my blog reading and I stumbled across this gem over at Julie's Musings. It is titled "A Lousy Dilemma". Julie spoke to my heart with this one. She starts out telling a little story about a mom trying in vain to treat a persistent case of head lice that her daughter has and being embarrassed to ask for help. But then Julie turns our attention to the "spiritual lice" that we all try to hide.  I have a calling to prayer and manage 2 prayer groups, one on Facebook and one at work. And yet I too find myself hiding my deepest worries and concerns from my prayer partners. Why? Embarrassment, the fear of being judged? Yes. Absolutely. But are those good reasons? No, not really. We are not called to walk this road alone. We are called to lift each other up, to support each other. And the best support we can give is to pray, sincerely and honestly for others. And to allow them to pray for us. Julie's post illustrates this point simply and beautifully. I hope you will click on the link and read it for yourself. 

Well, I seem to have run out of things to say....

I guess that means I am done for today. Check back tomorrow for the first day of my 31 days. Yes, I know tomorrow is the 30th, but due to time zones and what not the challenge starts tomorrow night. So, I guess technically it is 32 days, huh?

Have a great week! 

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1 comment:

  1. What an authentic, beautiful introduction to the series. I can't wait!

    (Also, "grandtoy" got a giggle.)


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