I am so excited to take the challenge of writing for 31 days! I had this goal set last year when I went to the Declare Conference, but haven’t made the time to do so. I heard about this challenge after attending the Declare Conference again in August and decided that now is the time!
The timing of 31 Days is perfect, because it falls in line with the fact that everything we went through with Josiah happened exactly three years ago. I hope to reflect upon the last three years, and share what we’ve been through. Some posts may be old hat to many of you. But hang on, because there are some things you haven’t heard; I’m hoping to share some of the struggles and real-life that happens around here – more so than the usual.
While at Declare in August, I felt God calling me to go deeper. It’s written all through my notes, so it was hard to miss! To go deeper not only with Him, but with others as well. This is a scary thing to do, but I want to share with you a section of notes I took during the last keynote session with Chrystal Evans Hurst.
“Feel the fear – and do it anyway.”
“Being bold enough to share your pain means you are bold enough to share your purpose.”
“It takes bravery to let people journey with you, then they can celebrate with you!”
“The woman at the well in John chapter 4: She was avoiding others -but chose to be uncomfortable and go back into town to share with other people, and through that, the whole town came to know Jesus.”
“The journey was never about her, but what she could use to refresh other people.”
This challenge is not about me, but about Jesus. I want to allow myself to write despite my fears, to be bold enough to share my pain, to be brave, and to share so that others may come to know Him!
I hope you’ll join me as I reflect on the last three years; from diagnosis, to brain surgery and hospital stay, through chemotherapy, a year off of treatment, and where we’re at today.
Next Post: A quick history
October 1 – Introduction
October 2 – A quick history
October 3 – Surgery Day
October 4 – Perfect
October 5 – Sarah Grace
October 6 – This is now
October 7 – Why I hate my clean kitchen
October 8 – “I’m giving Josiah my miracle”
October 9 – What can I do to help?
October 10 – God’s Glory
October 11 – Overwhelmed
October 12 – Your Embrace
October 13 – Always an Adventure
October 14 – Hard Conversations
October 15 – God Never Fails
October 16 – Therapy
October 17 – Having Some Fun
October 18 – Beads of Courage
Bonus: Dayspring Giveaway
October 19 – Chemo Monday
October 20 – Praise
October 21 – Everyday Struggles
October 25 – Much Needed Break
October 26 – Everyday Struggles – Part 2
October 27 – Everyday Struggles – Part 3
October 28 – Everyday Struggles – Part 4
October 29 – Master of Distraction
October 30 – HOME!
October 31 – Halloween
November 1 – MU Healthcare
November 2 – God’s Peace
November 3 – What Now?