June 30

Celebrating Turning 40


So, I turn 40 really soon.

I can remember when 40 seemed SO OLD. Over the hill.

But as I stare 40 in the face, I’m excited. Truly. I feel like I am just now REALLY figuring out what life is all about and what part I’m supposed to play—who I have been created to be.

I’ve also been feeling an itch to write. Not necessarily for a specific purpose, but just to get all my thoughts out. Get back to the personal, heart-level writing that just feels good to do it. I do love writing Bible studies, preparing training courses, and crafting teaching talks. That’s one of the things I’ve uncovered as one of God’s purposes for me, to teach the Word and encourage and equip others to enjoy God’s Word on a daily basis. I really do love it, but it is hard work. It’s the type of writing that is a fight. It does not come easy.

So, I’m going to try to write something everyday, for 40 days. Something that just helps me process life. A look back, a look forward, a note about today. or maybe something entirely random. And because I do better with consistency if others are plugging along with me, I’m inviting you to jump into the journey. You can either come visit me here everyday to see what transpires, or you can join me in the actual writing! Make your own goal of how many days you want to write, or jump into 40 days with me. You don’t even need a blog, you can simply post 40 different things you are thankful for on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram.

I’ve brainstormed a load of topics that I’ve been wanting to write on, but if there is something specific you’d like to hear about, let me know! Although, I primarily want to journal through my journey, and recount the faithfulness of God over the past 40 years.

Because He’s been so, so good to me.


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  1. I’ll give it a try, it’s always helpful to find things to be thankful for!!
    Looking forward to reading your thoughts each day!!

  2. I will cheer you on 🎉!!!. But truth be told I hate writing !!! I will give this a try –like dieting –painful but helpful.

  3. I’ll join you. I use to write devotions and my church newsletter. Maybe this is a way to get me back to it!!! Thanks

  4. I will follow your 40 Days. I would love for you to write about how not to get overwhelmed with volunteering and how to say no graciously. It seems like in every church the same people do all things needed – how do we get more people to WANT to be involved in volunteering?

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