Monday, September 30, 2013

31 Days of Letting Go and Holding On

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Transitions. Change. New things.

We've all had transitions--sometimes we adapt quickly to the "new" and other times, it seems we never quite get there before moving into the next one.

I thought a lot about what to write about for 31 days. But this idea--to write about the process of letting go and holding on during transitions (or really any time!) rooted, so I'm going with it.

For days now, questions have been stirring. Reflection has been ruminating. And the present has been teaching.

Why is the process of letting go of the old so hard sometimes? Why are transitions important in our life? Why is accepting change both freeing and challenging? Why do I hold on to things that don't matter--whether they are lies, things, or perceptions? What do transitions teach me about myself?

These are just a few of the questions that have been circling around lately. My hope is that by writing about transitions/changes within the topics of marriage, friendship, dreams, motherhood, and moving, etc, will encourage you guys to think about your own answers to these questions.

What things do you hold to? What do you need to let go of?

Is it the perception that you need to have your baby on a perfect schedule to be a good mom? Or have a nice meal ready for your husband when he comes home to be a loving wife? Or be dating or married to someone to have value as a woman?

Do you see those precious moments of life and grab them? Do you dismiss or run with your dreams? Do you see God's truth and accept its sweetness--even in life's hard moments?

I want to walk right alongside you during this series. I want it to be an encouragement to you and me that life is full of times of letting go and holding on.

Honestly, this series won't be neat, tidy, and organized.

I'm already letting go of that idea ;)

But I hope, even in it's untidiness, that it will be life-giving.

Will you join me?

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Day 1: Introduction (guess what, you just read it!)
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1 comment:

  1. Oooh, I love the juxtaposition of what we need to let go and what we need to hold onto! Can't wait to read more!

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