I love the fact that Ruth and Edie broke this series down into three different parts: "
Part One—days 2-11—will focus on filling our lives with less heartache and more joy. Next, Part Two—days 12-21—will focus on creating less stress but more peace. Finally, Part Three—days 22-31—will hone in on our physical spaces and focus on having less stuff but more contentment."
I think one of my favorites on this series is day 2: Less Fear, More Courage. Ruth talks about bravery and what it means to be brave. Having a 3 year old I often fine myself trying to coax her into doing something because she is scared and doesn't want to do it. I love how Ruth describes bravery; its doing something even when we're afraid.
How often are we too afraid to do something? I'm so afraid at failure, that I often don't even attempt new things. But a few months ago I decided to be brave and pick up a bicycle. Now I'm training for a duathlon! If I had let my fear take hold of me, the pants I have on would never have fit, and man its a good feeling to have them really "fit"! How an I ever supposed to help my child be brave if I'm too afraid to do it myself.
And let's get really honest here: how often are we afraid to trust the Lord? I can tell you that I would much rather know the outcome of every situation than be let Him handle it. That's the control freak in me. But I have FAITH! I have COURAGE! I KNOW that my God will never let me down, so I CHOOSE less fear, and MORE courage because HE IS ABLE!
So please go and enjoy this series. I promise you will NOT be disappointed!