Welcome to my #write31days journey.

This is my second year participating in the 31 Days challenge and I’m eager to get started. I waffled back and forth about whether or not I should join in this year. I probably don’t have time. There are other things I could do with my time. But then I threw all caution to the wind and thought, Why not?

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For the next 31 days I’ll be talking about #Blessed: Being Made Holy in the Ordinary.

Writing about the experience of being made holy in the ordinary first came to me because of my love for the Sacred Ordinary Days planner. Jen Giles Kemper, the founder and owner of the Sacred Ordinary Days, had this crazy (wonderful) idea to combine a planner with a devotional journal, and I love it. As I’ve been using it over the past month or so, God has reminded me of how sweet it is to slow. to think. to prayerfully plan and dream. to reflect. And how true it is that He works through the ordinary days to make us who we are to become.

#Blessed is one of the hashtags that annoys me the most. For the past year, God has led me on the journey of curiously considering what it really means to be blessed.

And so this month I’ll be talking about the planner, how it’s helped me, as well as some other tools that have been saving my life. I’ll write about how I am learning deep in my gut that our lives really are just made up of one sacred ordinary day after another. And it’s in these ordinary days – through our rhythms, our rituals, our prayers, our relationships- that God is making us holy, or…well, blessed.

Feel free to visit this page each day or subscribe to my blog over in the side bar there —->>>> 🙂 I’d love to hear your thoughts, ideas, pushback and questions along the way. And who knows? I might incorporate those into this series too! And most of all, thank you for reading.

Day 2: The Sacred Ordinary Day Planner

Day 3: Planning Projects with Sacred Ordinary Days

Day 4: Creating a Family Rule of Life

Day 5: Night Owls Unite: How to Have Meaningful Time with God at Night

Day 6: My Favorite Tools to Use with my Planner 

Day 7: 5 Podcasts that Help me to Grow Spiritually  

Day 8: Can God Relate to Me as a Mother? 

Day 9: {all my thoughts} on The Road Back to You

(..the rest will be announced as the month progresses!)