This is the 21st day of “Nick’s 7 Day Challenge.” I don’t know about you, but I’m tired! I rarely say those words because in our house, as the boys were growing up, those words were taboo. Larry taught us all to say, “I’m sleepy” instead of “tired” because it was more positive. So I guess I should say “I’m sleepy!” I’ve been sorting through drafts and revising, editing, trashing, and publishing most nights from 11:30 pm to 12:30 and often later. I have enjoyed this so much, and frankly it is work that really needs to be completed. It will be. I’m grateful that Nick’s challenge got me started. As I’m cleaning out these files, I feel like I’m moving forward toward publication of something sometime not so far away.
Since I’ve developed the habit of working on this blog every night, I’m going to continue revising, editing, and trashing, but for the next 7 days, I’m not publishing. That’s right, the new Challenge is NOT to publish for 7 days. I plan to set aside time every day, 15 minutes or so to continue the work, but no more late night publishing for me this week because I’m sleepy!
You deserve a break too! Take a moment to think about all of the things you do every day. We somehow manage to fill up every waking moment with something. I don’t know about you, but I’m inspired to take a few minutes every day to make sure I stop and focus on the Lord. Some of you probably take a lot of time to do this, and sometimes I do too. Mostly I try to walk every day out with Him, but when I stop and just listen, I realize how little I stop and just listen. We deserve a break, so let’s do that this week. Find time to stop and listen to what He wants to say to us, and I know we will experience the touch and refreshing that comes only from being in His Presence.
If you’re looking for something to read for the next 7 days, here are 7 of my favorites from the archives:
The Other Side of the Die April, 2013
There Is Always HopeFebruary 2013
Words: Something to Ponder February, 2013
Charity Turns Things Around May, 2014
How Much Power Is In a Raindrop October, 2014
Believe January, 2014
Please Don’t Let Me Fall April, 2014