31 Days of Cheering Them On: Introduction

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Gentle Reader,

It’s that time of year again!

Every October, bloggers across the internet take part in the 31 Days writing challenge. One theme. Each day.

Tough, but also exhilarating.

I’ve been mulling over a few ideas for a couple of months, but the truth is that I don’t have time to participate this year. I hate typing that. But it’s true. I’m speaking at a discipleship conference on October 1. (Yeah, more on that later). Trying to figure out how to operate a Facebook page for this blog. Doing tech and teaching stuff for the Autumn women’s kick-off event at my church. Running a book launch team. Leading a small group. Still in the throes of studying Zephaniah. Discussing the character of God with my new chaplaincy group at the shelter.

And, you know, stuff like being a wife and a daughter and a friend and exercising and trying to find new vegetarian recipes that aren’t salad and working and feeling crappy a lot of the time.

I’m okay(ish) with the busyness level. It’s only for a season. I’m doing exactly what God wants me to do, and it’s a blast. It just so happens that the busyness coincides with the entire length of the hardest writing challenge known to man, outside of penning an actual book.

So, I’m not writing my own series.

What I am doing is standing on the sidelines, cheering on my blogging buddies. Thirty-one different blogging buddies, to be exact. Some new, some old. Each Friday you will find a brief excerpt from 7-8 of their entries, followed by a link to the original post. I am delighted to use this little platform to give them the recognition they so richly deserve.

This is going to be so much fun!

My journey to faith. (15)

For all entries in the 31 Days of Cheering Them On series, go here.