This is my forth year linking up with the 31 day challenge. No, not here at The Playground, at my former blog home. My efforts were slim last year but I did give it a try. Because it’s a challenge, I’m guessing it counts. I’m busy again this year, busier even if I can be. That’s why, in part, I’ve decided to use the prompts at Five Minute Friday.
I’ll use the prompts and write about things of Christian faith. It’s a free writing exercise, so I’m not exactly sure where it’ll end up. Except to say that I will tie each post to a hymn of the faith. A hymn that has words of encouragement related to the post. Sometimes I might add part of the story of the hymn, or something about the author, but my main goal for doing this is to remember some awesome hymns of the past.
I can be quite wordy, but am convinced that good writing involves fewer words with greater meaning. I’m determined to pare my words down. I think this challenge will be good for learning that skill. I will do my very best to adhere to 5 minutes and in situations where I just can’t, I will mark my ending place. I probably won’t go back to add pictures. I might add a click to tweet or to quote Scripture. Mostly I’m determined to go back to Lisa-Jo’s initial premise; set a timer and write for5 minutes, no edits, no re-writes and STOP when the timer goes off. Short and sweet.
When the challenge begins, you’ll be able to click below for each day’s post.
I hope you enjoy!
1.worship How We Worship Is Important/Holy Bible Book Divine
2. tell It’s More Than “Getting Them Saved”/I Love to Tell the Story
3. create He Creates Beautiful Things/Let the Beauty of Jesus Be Seen In Me
4. hope What Gives Me Hope?/My Hope is Built on Nothing Less
5. trust An Unpopular Truth/Trust and Obey
6. FMF prompt Story A Lost Art/I Love to Tell the Story–whoops I used that one twice!
7. hold Hold To His Hand/Hold to God’s Unchanging Hand
8. truth The Greatest Truth/Amazing Grace
9. plan Because He Lives/Because He Lives
10. listen We Don’t Understand/Love Lifted Me
11. remember A Modern Day Babel/ Send the Light
12. write Wonderful Words of Life
13. FMF prompt Invite Jesus Saves
14. try Lord, ‘Tis Not that I did Choose Thee
15. remain Abide With Me
16. read Jesus Loves Us/Jesus Loves Me
17. grow The Lifelong Process To Grow/O Thou Who Hears When Sinners Cry
18. share Share as His Child/Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus
19. brave Nothing to Dread/Leaning on the Everlasting Arm
20. FMF prompt Discover What Will We Discover?/ More About Jesus
21. give whoops! Missed a day 🙁
22. light The Heavenly Sunlight of Jesus/ Walking in Sunlight
23. work It Doesn’t Just Happen by Chance/Children of the Heavenly Father
24. revise We are Dead Without Him/Revive Us Again
25. because This is How We Roll/Swing Low Sweet Chariot
26. change That Which Doesn’t Kill Us Makes Us Stronger/Breathe on Me, Breath of God
27. FMF prompt Overcome If God is For Us/No Tears in Heaven
28. Connect Connecting the Dots/What a Wonderful Change in my Life has been Wrought
29. follow I’ll Follow Him Where He Leads/Where He Leads I’ll Follow
30. refine He refines us/There’s not a friend like the lowly Jesus
31. rest Even in the Chaos There is Rest/Blessed Assurance