Monday, July 8, 2013

Challenge ahead

I watched this delightful movie last night about, of all things… a woman that blogged. Although I could not relate to what she blogged about… which was a one year challenge she gave herself to prepare all 524 of Julia Child’s recipes from her book Mastering the art of French cooking. Yes my eyes even glazed over as I typed that. Mastering the art of PB&J is about all I care to master as far as the kitchen is concerned. But what I found so delightful about the movie was the process she went through as a daily blogger.  Like, does anyone read her?… was there anyone out there? And then when people began to respond to her post the feeling of obligation she started to have to a people she didn't even know but now somehow felt connected to.  All of that felt very relatable to me. I found myself actually becoming anxious this weekend when I wasn't able to post my blog due to a computer issue. When I finally was able to get it up very late in the day… I felt this crazy self imposed weight lift off of me. And the question of… “why are you doing this?”, comes up again. Which often does when you blog daily… and especially on days like today when you feel you have nothing to share.

So as I was thinking about last night’s movie I thought I really like the idea of a giving myself a challenge. I have seen photo challenges and I think I’m going to try one. Not a one year challenge but I think I will start with a month…. and I’m going to start in August. 
The Lord has already been comforting my heart as the one year date of Richards departing approaches.  I don’t want to dread a month or a date …. I’m believe God for it to be like this scripture in Esther… as the month which was turned from sorrow to joy for them, and from mourning to a holiday… I believe this photo challenge is a God timed thing for me….so now I’m on a hunt for one. I’ll post it before I start on August 1st.  Please feel free to share any ideas you have.... I would LOVE to hear them. 


  1. I sometimes see people on FB do a one-month photo challenge -- one of those things that gets shared, someone else picks it up another month, etc.

    Oh. Wow. By Googling "one-month photo challenge," I just came across this person's large collection of such challenges on Pinterest: A lot of ideas there! Most are for specific months, one or two are for specific interests (gratitude, etc.).

    Here's another collection I found:

    And from one of those, here's an August one:

    And then I searched Pinterest for "August photo challenge" and found several, including this Dog Days of Summer one:

    More August challenges:

    Of course, you could mix and match and create your own goal list for August. Or just see what inspiration brings.

    Best wishes!

    1. Wow Kerri! Thank you for doing all the leg work! Love it.... I will be checking them ALL out....sweet, sweet, sweet!

  2. Your too funny! I love your blog, even when you have "nothing" to say.


    1. LOL...Really I'm Irish ....I always have something to say. Oh but please pray for me....I minister tomorrow at church and have no clue what I'm going to talk on. Blogging is so much easier. hahahaha