the struggle

For all of January, Word Press is running once again a month-long blogging challenge and I have been invited to join them!

(Along with every other WP member! Giggles.)

I will be given a new daily writing prompt to inspire me to publish a post on my blog. There is no right or wrong way to respond to the prompts. Members who register take this opportunity to exercise their creativity and have fun! We can choose to respond with a story, a drawing, a poem, a photo, a comic strip, a recipe, or even a playlist.

Anything goes!

I am excited for this challenge because by participating in Bloganuary, I will join bloggers around the world in the shared goal of creating and/or solidifying a strong blogging habit. Also, with the Bloganuary community site, I’ll connect with and get to know others working toward similar goals. I just may even make some new blogging friends!!

This all excites me!

While I may not use the prompt every day – I do hope to use this challenge to strengthen my blogging habit, yet again. However, if I do use the prompt for the day I will be certain to attach the badge to clue you in!

Inspired by January 2nd’s prompt:

Are you brave?

I am a woman.

I am a wife.

I am a mother.

I am a grandmother.

I am His.

Those are definites.

It’s all the in-between, which I often struggle (to answer.)

Am I brave?

When I rest in Him…I am.

‘Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will also help you, I will also uphold you with My righteous right hand.’

Isaiah 41:10

hugs n’ blessings to all those who trust in the great I AM – and become braver than they ever imagined!

silly dreaming

On October 26th I will celebrate a One Year Anniversary of beginning the pursuance of a Dream!

A silly creative dream!

(Just click on the blue above to see!)

A dream I am still living out & enjoying.

Could I really be so brave to be so silly?

Um, YES!!

*Yes to being silly. Still unsure about receiving the lion’s reward of a bravery-badge.

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creativity takes courage

“Every artist was first an amateur.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I’m practicing how to be courageous.

And let me tell you, “It’s hard!

So I’ve let go of false expectation and instead I’ve just started to be, as Christ invites us, as a child again.

At that time the disciples approached Jesus and said, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” He called a child over, placed it in their midst, and said, “Amen, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.  And whoever receives one child such as this in my name receives me.

Matthew 18: 1-5

…like a child standing at the edge of the water – knees bent, fingers pinched over my nose, prepared to leap off feet first with one enthusiastic JUMP!

…who wonders, “Will water sneak up my nose?”

“Will my toes touch the bottom?”

“Will I make a big splash?”

…yet is surprisingly okay that


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