Day 18: When The Spirit Groans

What an interesting journey this 31 Days has been so far! Before October 1st, I brainstormed topics and settled on 31 Days of Prayer for the Hurting.

I thought, “Lots of people are hurting, lots of people need prayer, this should make it easy to write every day.” Little did I know the challenge ahead.

Knowing that blogging daily would still be a challenge, I plotted out topics to talk about every day of the week and then thought through some potential focuses for each day. I decided to stay flexible about choosing the specific topic, but this way I had ideas ready to go in case I felt stuck.

Oh, yes, I love my green pen!

My careful planning really only got me about 5 days in and then things started happening.

How do I explain… (more…)

Day 16: When Drowning In Grief

Some posts touch you more closely than others. At some point this month, I’d hoped to do a day of prayer for people who have lost a loved one; but this has hit so close to home recently:

  • A colleague where I work unexpectedly passed away last Monday.
  • My college roommate’s darling father went to be with the Lord just Saturday.
  • A couple of months ago, a good friend lost her baby in a miscarriage.

Slightly more removed, but still tender:

Grief. It hits each one of us differently; yet we’re bonded by shared loss. (more…)

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