Sunday, May 1, 2011

A to Z challenge

 A great big thanks to Lee at Tossing It Out, Talli, Jen at Unedited, Candace at Misadventures in Candyland, Karen at Coming down the Mountain, Jeffrey at World of the Scribe, Stephen at Breakthrough Blogs. and Alex J Cavanaugh for moderating the A to Z Challenge!

I have had an absolute blast, challenging myself with the discipline to write every day, research God's word for wisdom and meeting some really awesome bloggers.  You have all enriched my life by your blogs and/or comments left on my blog.  I have been encouraged and stretched as a wanna be writer. 

In honor of the A to Z challenge.  I have taken all my words and written a some what disconnected story but I tried....

Abba, Abba, Thank you so much for healing me so that I have been able to participate in the A to Z bloggers challenge.

May the lessons that I have learned this past month be etched in my heart? Please help me to remember to choose You, unlike the crowd who chose Barrabus instead of Christ. Lord, I want to show courage in walking towards the destination that you have planned for me. Your word is such an encouragement, especially when we read about the lives of prophets like Elijah and Elisha.

Meeting other bloggers through this has been so much fun!

Lord, the last month or so I haven’t been feeling very good. When the fear of cancer return starts to creep in, I search your Word, which offers me such grace and hope. King Jehosophat had good qualities Lord, however he missed the mark, please help me live a life completely committed to you. With your help I can be a combination of Mary’s and Martha’s personalities, or I can be just me...working towards the balance of serving and listening. I was greatly encouraged by Nehemiah’s love and commitment to You, may my life be so?

Thank you for the book of Obadiah, a reminder that you are a God who judges those who have harmed his people.

Pardon me with my pprocrastination in my preparation for planning a proper quiet time. Since I haven’t been feeling well, my new reality will be spending extra time in rest and recovery.

Many tears have been shed because I believed the lies of being unlovable and unworthy, but what a transformation the truth of your Son’s (sonrise) victory has brought to my life.

What if I said good bye to the guilt and shame…and lived my life with Extraordinaire expectations of meeting you every day!

Today you can find me climbing down the tree like Zaccheaus, I’m the one shouting YIPEE!!

Another special thanks to all you who have read these blogs.  May you be blessed for blessing me!


Mary Aalgaard said...

Terrific reflection. Enjoyed all your posts, your honesty, your courage, and your words.

Maryann said...

Really have enjoyed your posts, congratulations on completing this challenge.

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Kim, we did it! Congratulations! I have an award for you!!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Now that was a wonderful summary of your experience! Glad you enjoyed it.

Arlee Bird said...

Nice how you wrapped up the alphabet with your short story. I'm glad that the Challenge was rewarding to you. Thanks for being a part of it.

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San said...

Congrats to you for completing the Challenge and many good wishes for you in all you do. Your blog is a lovely testimony to your strength and determination.

Cheers :)