Saturday, September 21, 2013

Preparing for the 31 Days Project

As a writer, I’m always looking for new challenges and ways to grow. From finding online writing groups, to discovering new authors, to trying out new writing styles and genres – I like a challenge. One coming up on the horizon that I’m looking at with excited, nervous, scared, anticipation is the 31 Days Project.

This is the fifth year for the project – hosted by author and blogger, The Nester – and last year it had over 1200 participants. The idea is to commit to write on a topic – any topic – every day for 31 days. You can learn more about it here. Wow. That’s a huge commitment for someone whose top posting month clocked in at a whopping 16 (we’ll see … September is also looking quite promising).

But I’m encouraged and excited because the Lord has been nudging me to write about something for a while. The same thing that got me back into my writing and serious about blogging at the end of last year.

The desert time that I’ve spoken of from time to time here – those three years between 2010 and 2012 when I didn’t have a real job (or at times any job at all), and my husband wasn’t working, and things were falling apart in all kinds of ways – those were lean, hard, difficult years. But they were also a time of tremendous spiritual growth and awakening. A time when the Lord brought me closer to His heart; when He brought my husband closer to Himself; and where He opened my eyes and my spirit to lessons I hadn’t been ready to learn before.

The more I write this down; the more I share it with other friends and writers, the more I say this out loud, the less fearful I become of the project. I’m taking a breath and leaning into this desire to share what I’ve learned and to open up about what God has put on my heart.

I hope that you’ll look forward to October with me
 and come back to visit for 
31 Days of Lessons From the Desert


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  1. Oooooh! I'm excited for you:) The Lord will bring you through it! To Him be the glory:)

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    1. Thank you Lauren - giving it all to Him :)

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  2. I'm so excited about this my friend! So excited!

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    1. Thanks for the encouragement Barbie - so happy to be writing alongside you this year.

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