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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Inspired by . . . a challenge

I try really hard not to set myself up for failure. I know myself well enough to admit that there are some things that I am just not going to do. Instead of continually setting a standard that I know I won’t reach, I accept the fact that it’s not going to happen – and move on.

Getting up early to exercise is a good example. I stopped beating myself up over that one a long time ago. It’s just not who I am.

And that’s okay.

But sometimes a challenge can be a good thing. Especially when it helps to grow and stretch you in positive ways.

I’ve been circling around The Nester’s 31 Day writing challenge for awhile now. It’s difficult for me to do anything consistently for five days, let alone thirty-one, and I was leery of adding additional stress to my already stressful life.

I can do this!

God has shown me a way and what!

So, beginning October 1st, for the next 31 days, when you visit me here you’ll find me talking about JOY!




Intentional may be my one word for 2014, but JOY is my life word! I’m so excited to be sharing insights about JOY, from God’s word, with you through the month of October! My thoughts are inspired by the Oswald Chambers devotional, JOY: Strength In the Lord, available through You Version and I’d love it if you followed along!


The Joy of the Lord

is my strength!





All the links:

Day One

Day Two

Day Three

Day Four

Day Five

Day Six

Day Seven

Day Eight

Day Nine

Day Ten

Day Eleven

Day Twelve

Day Thirteen

Day Fourteen

Day Fifteen

Day Sixteen

Day Seventeen

Day Eighteen

Day Nineteen

Day Twenty

Day Twenty-one

Day Twenty-two

Day Twenty-three

Day Twenty-four

Day Twenty-five

Day Twenty-six

Day Twenty-seven

Day Twenty-eight

Day Twenty-nine

Day Thirty

Day Thirty-one


  1. Well I just love this. Love that you will be writing about my word! And I love YOU so anything from you sounds fabulous to me. YAY for taking the challenge to write for 31 days. :)
    Much love. xoxo

  2. Oh, it sounds like a wonderful challenge. I know you can do this! You always exude joy and the love of Christ on your blog, so I can't wait to see what deep thoughts you'll be sharing with us. Go June!

  3. So glad you are doing this challenge! I did it last year on two different blogs, but wasn't inspired to do it again this year. If anything, I probably need a 31 day break from blogging.

  4. Amen! Looking forward to your posts on JOY!
    God bless you with His JOY this busy month of writing.

  5. I cannot wait to read your series! So excited!

  6. Thank you so much you will write about my word ;)


If you read something here that inspired you, I’d love to hear about it. Please know I appreciate every comment! Thanks so much for stopping by! Blessings, June