End of the April Challenge

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I’ve come to the last day of Blogging from A to Z in April. I enjoyed it very much — it got me thinking ahead and I involved my family in the search for words. It even helped me to connect again with one of my nephews — and that is just downright stellar. I know I don’t have to participate in a blog hop or a specific event to write every day, but it’s been great to read what inspires other writers and I’ve made some friends along the way, so I’m glad I participated.

My daughter, Melody, told me last month that while interviewing a professional musician, their advice to her about her music was to seize every opportunity whether it was in her genre or very different. I like that advice and I’ve been implementing it whenever and wherever I can in my own life, including my writing. I began another blog about living in a large family — budget tips, recipes, etc. and I’m having fun with it. I’ve participated in NaNoWriMo, this current April challenge, and next month I’ll be focusing on domestic violence by giving over my blog to guest writers who would like to tell their stories. I don’t know what will be happening in June, but I know God’s already there and he already has it covered.

Oh, and my word for the day? I know it can be so many things, but I’m choosing zero.

I quit smoking 8 weeks ago. How many times have I cheated and smoked? Zero

How many days have I gone without God’s love and grace? Zero

How many times have I gotten the whole day right? Zero

How many times has my Atticus seen me do something stupid and criticized me for it? Zero

Every day is an opportunity to start fresh. I’m thankful for grace.

Thank you to everyone who stopped by this month, especially to those who left encouraging words for me. Thanks also to my family for your love and support, for seeing me at my worst and loving me through it. Most of all, glory to God for new mercies every morning.

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4 thoughts on “End of the April Challenge

  1. Jessica says:

    I like the idea of seizing every opportunity even if it’s not in your genre.

    Yay for finishing a-z. And for quitting smoking. 🙂

  2. Liz Brownlee says:

    Congratulations on giving up smoking! What a brilliant thing. and for reaching the end of the A-Z, and for DOING the A-Z while giving up!

    ~Liz http://www.lizbrownleepoet.com

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