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Day #1 – 30 Day Challenge


c01Today I read the first entry  of Thirty Days of Devotion, Spiritual Seasons. I know I wrote these entries, but every time I look through them, I get something new.

Like the season. I’ve been thinking all summer long that I was currently residing in an autumn Spiritual season. But as I look at the descriptions of the 4 different types, I think I’m in more of a spring.

Take this challenge for example. My purpose is personal. I want to create can continue this habit that I know will not only benefit me, but will please my Father.

In the same way, I’ve taken up zumba (just aerobics with a fancy name) to get my energy levels back where then need to be.

I’m working on my attitude to have more grace and less expectations of conflict or fear of failure.

And all of these things, I’m doing with an eye over what may be around the corner for me. I was convicted recently that I have to be ready for whatever God calls me to do. But in my sedentary career (well, careerS), I find I’m not prepared physically, or mentally, and I always need more spiritual preparation.

So I think I’m in a spring.

Your turn: What season do you think you might be in. As we get further, we might find out something entirely different, so there aren’t any wrong answers. Please share your thoughts and chime in on others’ comments as well! This is an open forum for folks sincere about their faith and their devotion to the Lord. Please be sensitive, but by all means take part!

If you don’t know what I’m talking about, we are going through the Thirty Days of Devotion book available on Amazon. Please join us and chime in with your thoughts!


Author: Marji Laine

Marji is a recently "graduated" homeschooling mom whose twin girls have blessed her by sticking around the nest for a little longer. She spends her days directing the children’s music program at her church and working with the authors of Write Integrity Press to put out the best possible version of their books. Raised in suburban Dallas, she got her first taste of writing through the stories of brilliant authors of their day, Mignon Eberhart and Phyllis A. Whitney, and through stage experience. After directing and acting in productions for decades, Marji started writing her own scripts. From that early beginning, she delved into creating scintillating suspense with a side of Texas sassy. She invites readers to unravel their inspiration, seeking a deeper knowledge of the Lord’s Great Mystery that invites us all.

4 thoughts on “Day #1 – 30 Day Challenge

  1. I’m in summer, and it’s been a long, hot summer!!! But hopefully that’s been refining fire type of heat. 🙂 Looks like I’m nearing the end of summer, though (praise God!!!!!) and I’m looking forward to autumn. God is helping our circumstances change. Praying as this transition happens that God will help me do whatever harvest work He wants me to!!!!

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    • I’m so glad the end of your summer is in sight. I know he grows us in the summer, just like the farmer’s fields. But getting to the end of that season feels so freeing. I look forward to enjoying hearing about your harvest! God is good!


  2. My name is Kristen. I believe I am in the fall season. The Lord has brought me through some difficult times, like the scorching heat of summer, and now I am to the harvest. It still requires work on my part but there are some rewards. I am have an illness that limits so many things I can do, but with the Lord’s help I have leveled out and am able to do a few things. Learning to be grateful for those little blessing!!

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    • It’s like that old hymn Showers of Blessings. During the summer – especially a scorching one like you’ve been having – every little drop of mercy is such a huge blessing, but when the soaking rain starts falling, you can really see the season of harvest.

      And you’re right, the biggest blessings come when God does His part and we do ours.

      I’m so glad you joined in, Kristen, and I look forward to getting to know you this month! 🙂

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