Wow, how this 2nd year has flown! It is with great joy that I celebrate 2 years of blogging on Are You Really In?
When I look back over the year on the blog, I can see that it has been characterized by a LOT of stretching which has caused me to grow in many areas. It’s been painful at times of course but on this side reviewing, I can see that it’s been good for me.
I’m been privileged to share some of the milestones and highlights on the blog: turning 30, being re-baptized, solo travelling and travelling to the UK. I’ve also blogged about very practical things like my No Spend Week and my 21 Day Daniel Fast.
A Practice of Journalling
Journalling is a habit that I’ve done for over 10 years now. Even as I’ve blogged here sharing portions of my journey publicly, I’ve continued to write and journal personally. The combination of blogging and journalling over these past 2 years has been really beneficial for me. Journalling keeps me grounded as I take a step back from all that’s happening around me and it becomes God and me getting down to the core, what really matters most. Then based on what He’s teaching me, I’ve shared here on the blog to help encourage and challenge others.
So this year, to celebrate Year 2 of AYRI, I’m giving away a journal as a way to encourage you to spend some time alone and pursue God about a specific area of your life. You can write about what He’s teaching you, what He’s trying to develop in you and/or how He’s revealing His purpose to you. Draw or colour if you prefer that format. Feel free to use this journal in the way that best helps you to grow.
I do want to mention though as it’s something I’ve experienced, don’t feel pressured to add something daily. If you make it part of your daily routine, that’s awesome but don’t force it. On the flip side, don’t go a really long time without using the journal either where it becomes really sporadic.
Let journalling become a regular practice (a habit) for you at the frequency that best suits the season you are in, recognizing that this will vary from season to season. Then there is the added bonus of flipping through the journal at a later date and being reminded and encouraged by what God has done in your life during a particular season. That’s a great benefit of journalling- a written record of what God did for you back then and what He can certainly do again!
Ok so here’s how you can enter the giveaway:
- In the comment section below, share one area of your life that you would like to focus on to pursue growth. Your comment will be your entry to the giveaway.
- A winner will be selected at random. If you are the winner, I will reply to your comment and email you with next steps! I’ll also post the winner on July 22nd on the blog. So be sure to come back to see if you’ve won! You’ll have 48 hrs to claim your prize. If no response is received, another winner will be selected.
- The giveaway begins July 15th and will end July 20th at 7pm ET (Extended closing date).
- The giveaway is available to residents in Barbados only, My international friends, stay tuned for 2020.
Congratulations to Rontee who won the AYRI giveaway this year. I’m excited to see how you use this journal to grow in your relationship with God.
✞ Are You Really In?