I Believe In You – The 30 Day Blessing Challenge

I got this video via my friend Jeff Nischwitz’s weekly blog post in my email this morning. (You can sign up to receive Jeff’s Daily Wake up Call by clicking here)

Once I watched this video I knew I had to share it with you. Please watch this video and then prepare your list so starting 12/1 you can make a difference and brighten someone’s holiday.

There are 31 days in December and the challenge runs 30 days. Hopefully by then, you will be in the habit of saying “I Believe In You” that it will be natural for you to continue doing it daily. 

The 31st Day – New Year’s Eve

However, on New Year’s Eve tell your girlfriend, boyfriend, wife, or husband “I believe in you.” and “I love you.” just before midnight. Then after you kiss at midnight, tell him or her “I love you.” and “I believe in you.” again.

What a way for them to end 2015 and start 2016 by hearing those words.

But…(why is there always a but?)

What if I am single with no boyfriend of girlfriend? Here are 4 options:

  • Tell God you believe in him.
  • Tell Jesus you believe in him.
  • Tell the Holy Spirit you believe in him.
  • Tell yourself -“I believe in you.” and “I love you.”

Give Thanks With A Grateful Heart

While you are doing this challenge, do not forget to give thanks to God for the people whom you are saying “I believe in you.”

Make it a point to say it to the stressed, weary and grumpy people as you are out shopping.

Now, let us pray.

Dear Gracious and Loving Heavenly Father,

You are gracious, holy and kind.

We thank you for the gift of today and your mercies as new today as they were yesterday and will be tomorrow.

22 It is of the Lord‘s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.

23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

Bless everyone reading this post and may they take the challenge, for this is how we can live out the words “be fruitful and multiply.” from Genesis 1:28.

28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

This is how we live Ralph Waldo Emerson’s quote

“Scatter Joy.”

Father God, this blog has reached 115 countries. I pray that today, a minimum of 1 person is reached in those 115 countries who decides to take this challenge. I know that with you my heart’s desire is possible.

In Jesus’ precious name we pray,


God bless you.


(whose tired and weary soul has been greatly refreshed by Jeff’s video and the writing of this blog post.)

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing you and your family a day filled living out Thanksgiving.

Don’t think you have a reason to be thankful? Watch Ann Voskamp’s video “Known by Our Gratitude”

Which will you choose? Doxology or Dark?

You can also find a link to this on the Holiday Help 2015 page.


Signing Off Until 2016

I woke up in the middle of the night a couple weeks ago and wrote these sentence in the notebook by my bed:

I don’t want to feel like I am in this life all alone. I know God is with me but 99% of the humans in my offline world are not.

These words sum up my 2015. It has been a very lonely year, at least in my “offline” world.

I feel worn out and need to disconnect and recharge my battery.

It Could Be Worse

Yes, life could be worse and I am thankful my circumstances are not worse.

But I went into 2015 so hopeful and convinced this was the year I would break through and THRIVE instead of survive. (I know, the year is not over year and thriving is still possible.)


So I am off to lick my wounds, and attempt to rekindle the wide-eyed wonder of the holiday season and life in general.

Wonder that is not dependent upon having a job or a boyfriend because I have neither and when I do, they will each bring their own wonder to every  season.

You can follow my progress over on OgleOhio.com (there is a place to subscribe at the bottom of the page on OgleOhio) where I will post pictures of my holiday adventures. However, I am not sure how often there will be something to post.

Thank you my loyal readers, I am truly humbled by your support and encouragement this past year.

God Bless You and may you enjoy this season.


See you on OgleOhio.com or back here in 2016.

Don’t forget about the Holiday Help 2015 page with plenty of links to various resources. I will keep updating it as I come across sites that will help you.


“Honky Tonk Woman”



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