5 In Faith

Introducing…Embrace // A 31 Day Writing Journey

It’s that time of year again. Every October, hundreds of bloggers from all over embark on a 31 day writing challenge to write every day during the month of October.

I’ve participated in this challenge a few times, and failed to complete it a few other times. I wasn’t going to participate this year. I’m busy, overwhelmed actually. Between work, homeschooling, family and other goings on, I gave myself every excuse not to participate. But once other writers started to share their themes for the month, my heart began to long to participate.

There is something special about a community of writers who gather to share their posts each and every day. We read, we encourage, we laugh, we cry, we cheer one another one. It doesn’t matter if we write for 31 days, or 3. We are here to encourage each other no matter what.

This year, I thought I would just share images with quotes to stir your soul about beauty, embracing life, and living life well. But I am itching to write, so I’ve decided to incorporate the five minute free write prompts into my theme.


During the month of October I want to encourage you through images, quotes and words to embrace every day. I’m hoping that what I share will stir you to wake up and take in the beauty of life in the midst of whatever your circumstances are.

I will be sharing every post on my landing page here, so be sure to stop by often.

Will you be participating in the 31 days of writing in October? If so, what is your topic? Be sure to link to your blog so I can follow along in your journey.

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  • Reply
    Michele Morin
    September 29, 2016 at 3:01 am

    I’m not participating, but will certainly be cheering you — and so many others — on as you take the challenge!

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    September 29, 2016 at 5:34 am

    Love your theme, Barbie. Look forward to seeing what you share.
    I’ve never participated in “31 days of writing.” Considered it this year, but my life can’t accommodate it at the moment. Perhaps next year. 🙂 Hope you enjoy. 🙂

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    September 29, 2016 at 10:03 am

    I love quotes and photos, Barbie. I’m looking forward to them. 🙂

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    Christina Hubbard
    September 29, 2016 at 10:34 am

    Hi, Barbie, I am so thrilled you are joining us! You’re right, there IS something about a community of writers cheering each other on. We can do this, sister! (hugs) -Christina

    P.S. Here’s a little help for the challenge (in case you haven’t seen it): http://www.creativeandfree.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/10-Helps-to-Write-31-Days.pdf.

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    Susan Wright
    October 1, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    I am looking forward to your posts. Getting more beauty and encouragement is something I can always use.
    My topic is 31 Days of Fruitful Words. No Complaining will be allowed and I will speak more words of thankfulness and kindness.
    I am so grateful that you designed my button. I am thrilled with it.

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