April 2014. I took my first blogging challenge.
I’ll admit it: Before I ever started, I thought I wasn’t going to succeed.
But I did. Somehow I blogged my way through the alphabet, from A to Z, in the month of April. Twenty-six posts in thirty days! At the end, my fingers were sore, but the pain was worth it.
I learned that not only do I enjoy writing for me, but I enjoy writing for others as well. And to my delight, I discovered an amazing community of bloggers I never realized existed … bloggers who encourage me both in my Christian faith and as a developing writer.
So … I’ve decided to do it again. I’m taking on the A-to-Z Challenge and once again will spend most of my spare time in April typing away.
A lot of bloggers who take the A-to-Z Challenge will have a theme. Perhaps a gardener will blog through the alphabet about different varieties of flowers, or a cook might share different recipes throughout the challenge.
Last year I tried to come up with a theme, but never did. Literally, God gave my my writing topic each day, one post at a time. (You can read all about that here, which is my “A” post from last year when I admitted my aspirations to blog through the alphabet in April.)
Truthfully, blogging without a theme and waiting on God to give me an inspiration for each day’s post was something of an exercise in faith. Literally, there were days when I had absolutely no idea of what I would write about until I sat down in front of my laptop and prepared to blog.
So I asked God to allow me to have a theme for this year. Actually, I didn’t so much ask as I pleaded with HIm. And this is what He gave me:
A Baptist Girl’s Confessions: Tales from My Ever-Growing Faith
Hmmm … not exactly what I had in mind as there still isn’t a firm idea of what I will be blogging about each day. It seems like once again I will be doing what I do best, writing about the insights God gives me in my own little mundane life.
I expect during April I will write about motherhood, grief (as I am still very much processing the deaths of my father and grandfather), foster parenting, raising teens and tweens, marriage, homeschooling, personal memories and who knows what else. There might even be a day or two when I write about the laundry.
I can’t promise you what sorts of posts you’ll find here each day, but I can promise you this:
I’ll do my best to share my faith
as I write from my heart
on whatever topic God gives me.
Most of all, I hope you will join me in April. Please feel free to connect with me by commenting, either here or on Facebook. I love getting feedback and forming new friendships from my readers as well as with other bloggers from around the world.
Be sure to stop back in tomorrow for my first A-to-Z post for 2015, in which I will share all about: