Day 1: Encouragement for the Journey

Not all those who wander are lost~JRR Tolkien

For the month of October, I will join the Nester and a group of 700+ inspiring women to write for 31 days on a topic of our choosing. I decided to join the 31 day challenge because I need a reason to sit down, get the heck off Pinterest, and nail some words in a place where they can’t fly away. Now that I’ve admitted my motives are somewhat suspect, I hope you’ll see past them and catch a glimpse of my heart. Last year my heart beat for freedom. This year it beats for the journey we travel once the door to freedom swings open and a path begins to appear.

Over the next 31 days, I want to talk to you about the journey. I want to talk about what to do once we slide our foot past the threshold of comfortable and safe, and place it with caution in the unknown. On the journey, we’ll walk through patches of fear and gather armfuls of joy. We’ll discuss when to press on and when to seek rest. We’ll look for beauty, hunt down grace, and embrace every hint of hope. And we’ll acknowledge the days when loneliness slips in and we wonder if we’ll ever reach our destination.

I hope as we explore the journey, you’ll remember we’re in this together. Many have walked the path before us, and our daughters and sons race up from behind. I want us to leave a set of footprints for them to follow. This month we’ll wander, but we won’t fear getting lost. We’ll revel in the journey because this life is the only one we’ve got and I hope we will choose to live the full width, breadth, and circumference of it.

If you find yourself a fellow wanderer, I hope you’ll join me. Tell me a bit about your journey, perhaps where you find yourself on the path or your planned destination?

Day 2: Questions for the Journey

Day 3: Church for the Journey

Day 4: Travelers for the Journey

Day 5: A Friend for the Journey:A guest post

Day 6: Courage for the Journey

Day 7: Inspiration for the Journey

Day 8: Provisions for the Journey

Day 9: Faith for the Journey

Day 10: Books for the Journey

Day 11: Stories for the Journey

Day 12: Michelle DeRusha on the Journey: A guest post

Day 13: Something New for the Journey

Day 14: Dreaming for the Journey

Day 15: Hope for the Journey

Day 16: Help for the Journey

Day 17: A Poem for the Journey

Day 18: Choices for the Journey

Day 19: Tanya Marlow on the Journey: A guest post

Day 20: Humor for the Journey

Day 21: Inspiration for the Journey

Day 22: Peace for the Journey

Day 23: Joy for the Journey

Day 24: Beauty for the Journey

Day 25: Sweat for the Journey

Day 26: Tara Pohlkotte on the Journey: A guest post

Day 27: Inspiration for the Journey

Day 28: Change for the journey

Day 29: Rest for the Journey

Day 30: Grace for the Journey

Share