31 days of hope: On new things and taking risks

So. I’m doing a thing. I’ve joined a writing challenge for the rest of the month.

For a while, I’ve felt that God has been asking me to write more – beyond the time I spend writing in my journal during my daily quiet time. To write in a more intentional way. To share with whoever would read the things He is teaching me. Writing, along with fitness, has been a consistent and persistent theme throughout much of my life. And yet, I often find it so hard to actually put words to paper. It can be a little scary to step out into something new.

I was talking with some friends yesterday about taking risks. For me, writing in a more formal way is a risk right now. Publishing words on the Internet for all to see is a risk. What if you don’t like me? What if I realize I don’t really have anything to say? And, joining this challenge is a risk. I don’t have my 27 days of writing mapped out. I may not be able to write about one theme for the rest of the month. And still, you may not like what I write.

But, I remembered through my conversation with my friends that my willingness to take risks is based in my understanding of Who my heavenly Father is. It’s based on my relationship with him, on intimacy. He is for me. He is good. He is trust worthy. He uses all things for my good and His glory. And so I can risk. In the small things and the big things.

So. I’m doing a thing. I’ve joined a writing challenge for the rest of the month. I’ll be writing in this space about hope. I look forward to walking together through the rest of October. Won’t you join me?

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13 thoughts on “31 days of hope: On new things and taking risks

  1. It is hard to put yourself out there for just anyone to read. Good for you for taking the step. I hope the rest of the month goes well.

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    1. Thanks, Patti! I’m looking forward to it and seeing all that comes of it in my own life 😀

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  2. This is awesome. Good for you excited to see what may come

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    1. Thanks, friend! I’m expectant, too.

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  3. I used to write so much. It’s how my husband and I met. Writing poetry. But I haven’t written much in a long time. I think I am supposed to but just haven’t. Not sure why. But thank you. I will be reading and maybe get inspired! ❤

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    1. So now I’m curious — you met your hubs through writing poetry? I think I need more of that story! Have you thought about joining the challenge? It’s not too late 😀

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      1. Yep! We met online at a website called The Starlite Cafe. We were reading each others poetry and commenting…then started writing together. He is from Pennsylvania and Me in NC. LOL Our poetry is still on the website. We were the first ones that met and then got married from there. 🙂

        What is the challenge? I may!

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      2. That’s so fun! I’ll send a link to you via FB.

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  4. Love it Katherine! 🙂 God is good!
    What is the writing challenge you’re part of?
    x0

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    1. It’s a challenge to write every day for the month of Oct. You can read more about it at http://www.write31days.com.

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  5. Couldn’t find the subscribe link:
    gemmill.mary@gmail.com
    Keen to journey with you through 31 days series.

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  6. This is so great!!! It is always so hard to put yourself out there but maybe others, myself included, will be able to relate to your writing. You are such an inspiration. I’m looking forward to reading your posts.

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