I have been participating in a couple of 31 day blog challenges, and so….I haven’t really had a whole lot of time to read other great blogs; but I have stumbled upon a few throughout the last couple weeks
First I want to share a couple of the ones I have been following:
First and most importantly…. I have been following a 31 day prayer challenge for our Pastors in honor of National Pastor Appreciation Month. I feel this is SO important for a few reasons. One is due to my recent (long) search for a new home church with wonderful Godly leadership, another is I really feel like our pastors are often forgotten in the shuffle of growing churches, and they grow weary too; and well….the rest is kind of a secret, but it’s VERY important to me 😉
Another 31 day blog I’m following is about Sabbath…what it is, why we need it, and how to embrace it! I have really been praying about this a lot lately as well, and this is really helping me to make our Sunday a true day of rest….as God intended it! No matter what day you choose as your Sabbath…make it work! Although this month has seem busier than ever, and I have been more emotional than I want to be…..I truly believe without this piece…I may have fallen into a depression….
Which brings me to yet another 31 day blog …31 days to finding joy in Depression I
don’t haven’t written much about my struggle with depression. Not because I don’t want to, or because I am ashamed….truly because I’m still processing it all. But I know that I know that God has brought me through these trials, so that I can use them for His glory. SO don’t you worry…I am finding joy in depression, and I will share it.
In a 31 day blog that I actually wasn’t following; I found Day 19; from Reflections of a Princess; When the mirror spits back
I’ve soaked my insecurity and my self-hatred in food and TV and accolades and punishment…maybe if I just did more, worked harder I’d right the wrongs.
Does that ^^^ sound familiar? It sure did to me…head over to see what she has to say about that mirror! This post blessed me in such a way, I will probably be going back to read the rest of them.
and well….a HUGE chunk of my emotions have been the instability of our 12 yr olds emotions, although hubby and I both firmly believe this is a very spiritual attack on our son; we continue to battle. The husband made me send him BACK to school (which is a whole other post of it’s own) and he just wares me down….to where I just.can’t.take.anymore….
or can I? because just when I feel like I done, God sends this awesome post about fighting for our children! I sat at the table with tears streaming from my eyes as I read this wonderful post. Even had the hubby read it…we was also touched.
What have you been up to during this busy Fall season as it rips into full force?
Please feel free to share some great posts in the comment section…(maybe one day I’ll be savvy enough to add one of them cool linky tool things 😉