Let’s Be Friends!

pray copyThis is Day 29 of my 31 Days of Writing Challenge called “Dare to Pray.” I started four days late on this challenge and by the grace of God, I caught up. Now we are in for the home stretch, and I have Days 30 and 31 planned. Tonight, I didn’t know where to go. I wanted something light and airy after last night’s “Where is God?” So here it is:

Let’s be friends!

halloween_birthday_october_31st_postcard1My birthday is coming up on Friday, October 31. I am bountifully blessed with the love and attention of my family during the month of October, but I am a firm believer that a person can’t have too many friends. That’s what I would like for my birthday this year: more friends. I am inviting you to be one!

The benefits to you are as follows:

  • I will think of you often and pray for you.
  • I will write this blog with you in mind and with the the idea of offering you encouragement and something of value to brighten your day.
  • I will come and visit you at your blog, if you have one, as often as I can.
  • I will offer you encouragement there on the things that matter to you.
  • I will receive constructive criticism and will treasure your encouragement as well.

Isn’t that what friends do?

So we can keep in touch, would you do me a favor, and follow me by putting your email address in the space provided at the top right corner of this page. When I get the notification with your website, I can hop right over there and visit and follow you, as well. This is going to be great! And to be sure, I will not be writing every day for quite some time, maybe twice a week at best. How about you?

Now let’s get to know each other: Idea from Bree West at bree-west.com Have fun answering some or all of these 5 questions. You will find a short version you can cut and paste into the comments. I can’t wait to find out a little about you. By the way, my dear friends, who have been around awhile, tell me what I don’t know about you!  Have fun. You are valuable!

  1. halloween birthdayHow many people are in your family and ages of children and type and name of pets?
  2. What is your current occupation and your dream occupation? (I know for many of you, it is being a writer, but how about a second occupation that sounds fun, not necessarily feasible.)
  3. What is your favorite leisure activity?
  4. What could I pray about for you? (If you knew He would answer one prayer prayed today for you, what would it be? It doesn’t have to be world peace, you get another chance tomorrow if you want it.)
  5. If you could pray one prayer that God would answer for your country, what would it be right now?

Here are my answers:

cruise shipFamily: 1 husband, 1 22 year old son at home, 1 30 year old son away, 1 married son 24 with beautiful wife and amazing 19 month old little girl. Truly blessed. No pets.

Current occupation: Marketing Representative

Dream Occupation just for fun: Cruise director

Leisure Activity:blogging, reading, being on the beach, playing games with family

What could you pray about? That I would continue to be more successful playing the Game With Minutes, and blessings for my family. Oh and I want to write and publish a book.

Your Prayer for our country I pray for safety and protection for our country and wisdom for our leaders and that every heart would be turned to Jesus; that every Christian would demonstrate the love and life of Jesus every day.

Now It’s Your Turn


Current occupation:

Dream Occupation

Leisure Activity:

What could Sharon pray about for you?

Your Prayer for your country:


Closing out Day 29 offering a big hug to all readers.

Dare to Pray for safety and protection for our country and wisdom for our leaders. That every heart would be turned to Jesus, and that every Christian would demonstrate the love and life of Jesus every day.america







8 Responses

  1. Family: hubby, 3 boys 24, 22 &18

    Current occupation: Stay at Home mom pending retirement May 22 when my baby boy graduates…

    Dream Occupation: Paid writer

    Leisure Activity: Beach, Reading, Writing

    What could Sharon pray about for you? Peace through the transition of my baby boy leaving the nest!

    Your Prayer for your country: Peace and Respect for one another

    Great post!

  2. How fun is this?! Such a sweet offer of friendship, encouragement and prayer. I love it! I am in!

    Answers: I have been married 19 years in December. 2 girls, one is 15 and the other is 12. We have one dog, Nigel, who we all adore.
    I am a stay at home mom who blogs. I also am a partner in a party planning business.
    I think my dream job would be to get a book published and to plan an actual wedding. Not at the same time.
    I like to read, ride my bike, Lolly, and go to the beach.
    I would like prayers for my daughter’s education struggles and for them to be unlocked SOON.
    I pray for our country that we get GODLY patriotic leadership back in the White House. And for the military to be respected.

  3. Family: married for 22 years and mother of 7 ages 16-2

    Current occupation: homemaker/homeschooler/blogger

    Dream Occupation: homemaker/homeschooler/blogger/conference speaker/writer

    Leisure Activity: blogging, photography, reading, crocheting, sitting on my porch swing

    What could Sharon pray about for you? Bless me as a wife & mother and bless my Blog Business

    Your Prayer for your country: respect and dignity for all human life

    These were fun and it was great getting to know more about you these these questions.

  4. Family: Married for 7 years, mother of 1 (16 months)

    Current occupation: Homemaker/blogger

    Dream Occupation: homemaker/blogger/writer

    Leisure Activity: mountain biking, hiking, traveling, reading, going to Disneyland (lol)

    What could Sharon pray about for you? that God continues to make connections for us, we are a military family and just moved from Ohio to California. Our family is in California, but still a few hours away, so we are trying to make good friends near where we live.

    Your Prayer for your country: for the leaders of the country and that they make wise decisions. 🙂

  5. This is such a fun idea!
    1. One husband of 23 years, a 21 year old son, twins age 6, no pets.
    2. One day a week I direct an elementary school choir and the rest I’m a happy stay at home wife and mama. My dream job is to speak and write to women on a more regular basis. God’s working it out… one day at a time, sweet Jesus! 🙂
    3. I love to read, travel, and lead worship at churches.
    4. I have a couple of large opportunities to promote my book, and I’m waiting on confirmation. I need wisdom and peace in God’s leading.
    5. My prayer for my country is that God would move on the hearts of the people in such a way that it would be impossible to ignore Him.

  6. Well, Hello there Sharon! I am a brand new friend 😉 I love this idea, and look forward to following your blog.

    Family: Hubby of 21 years. 2 kiddos- 14 and 12. 2 big furry babies who rule the roost (Oscar and Murray)

    Current occupation: Mom/Writer. We are living abroad right now, so I quit my job and take care of the family full time right now.

    Dream Occupation: Travel Writer

    Leisure Activity: Music, travel, cooking

    What could Sharon pray about for you? Prayers for my family as we finish up our 2 year contract living abroad. It’s been a lot of fun but definitely rough at times.

    Your Prayer for your country: Kindness, love and respect towards everyone. <3

    Happy birthday!

  7. Great idea! You can never have too many friends! Can’t wait to catch up on your series here!
    Family: married for seven years next Monday! Two furry children…a Yorkie and a “Morkie”

    Current occupation: Interior Designer

    Dream Occupation: Travel Writer

    Leisure Activity: reading and drinking chai tea lattes

    What could Sharon pray about for you? The next big thing..whatever it is..I feel like it is on it’s way. Prayers for me to be brave.

    Your Prayer for your country: Peace.

  8. Family: We are currently a family of four! I am the lone ranger and my that I mean the only female! I love, love, love being a mom of two boys!
    Current Occupation: Stay at Home Mom/ Youth Pastor wife
    Dream Occupation: Travel Inspirational Speaker/ Writer
    Leisure Activity: Sewing HGTV Coffee and chasing an energetic toddler
    Prayer: relationship with my brother
    Prayer Country: God would appoint Godly men of wisdom, discernment and character that know the time and seasons we live and will make wise decisions. Place “Joseph’s” in office.

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