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Thirty-One Day Challenge

A couple of days ago I began to hear the buzz of a challenge, hosted by Nesting Place, to blog everyday in the month of October. EVERY DAY. I've been working on last Monday's post (which was never posted) all week. How in the world will I manage to pump out 31 days of posts? 

I've tossed it around and decided that if I could decide on a topic that could last for 31 days AND make a "button" (something I haven't done before) by Sunday that I was going to jump at this chance. A chance to push myself to accomplish a task that seems too hard. 

What to write about? Some of my favorite bloggers are writing on topics such as 31 Days of Thrift Store Transformations, 31 Days to Crazy Joy and 31 Days to Write Your Story. Hmm.....topic..... And then it came to me. My blog began with everyday notions. Why change? So my notions will continue but on a daily basis instead of a when-the-spirit-moves-me basis. 



no·tion noun
1.
ageneralunderstanding;vagueorimperfectconceptionor idea…

Five Minute Friday ~ Grasp

It is that day of the week. The day of the week in which I not only dance and sing my Friday Song, but also the day of the week in which I join others in a fun writing exercise inspired by Lisa-Jo. A day when I am challenged to think about one word and write from my heart for a mere five minutes. Today's word is grasp. Here we go........
My children, oh, how I wish I could hold you tight in my grasp for eternity.

How I wish I could shelter you from any storm, safe in your mama's arms.....
protecting you from evils
protectimg you from disappointments
protecting you from hurts

protecting you from the really hard days.





Yet, if I don't loosen this grasp you will not grow,
your wings will not learn how to fly.


So I hide my heart's desire to hold on, I loosen my grasp and I lift my prayers up to my Heavenly Father. 



A Father who can protect much better than I. 

Ah, Lord God!  Behold, you have made the heavens and the earth  by your great power and outstretched arm.  There is nothing too …

Labor Day Weekend Fun 2012

Heart WIDE Open ~ Five Minute Friday

I've always been one to cry during Hallmark movies and Hallmark commercials but since the events of this summer I've become even more sensitive to the hurts of others.

Maybe, because of the events of the summer, because I saw the love that people poured out on me, because I know the hard days, days that my soul cried out to God for guidance and comfort. I saw also, each and every day, His love and blessings. Maybe this experience completely tore my heart open. 

With a heart wide open, I can so tenderly see the hurts of others. I can cry over other's hard days. I can cry over those who have experienced similar circumstances. I cry tears of sadness but also many tears of joy over God's provisions. 

With a heart wide open, my love for others have multiplied. I see the blessings in children, in family, in friend and even in strangers.

Although this achy feeling in my chest is sometimes uncomfortable, I am embracing this heart wide open. I pray that God uses me and my wide open…

Harvest

"The land yields it's harvest;  God, our God, blesses us.  May God bless us still,  so that all the ends of the earth  will fear Him."  
Psalm 67: 6-7