{Day 19} Spiritual Prepping: Effort – A Picture Post

Effort is today’s word prompt for the 31 Day Five Minute Free Write Challenge. And boy was this post an effort, especially finding a Bible verse. So here are my thoughts and pictures about effort.

It takes effort to work for a living.

It takes effort to work through grief.

It take effort to work at losing weight

“Tennis Shoes On The Pavement At The Mall.”

Life is full of mucky events that require a lot of effort to rake them under control.

The River Kearns (gully in the backyard)

While you are toiling away and expending a lot of effort getting done what needs done – remember this verse:

13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

Philippians 4:13 (NIV)

Yes, you can get through the hardest of times with His strength.

His Living, Breathing Word = Your Strength

So are you willing to put forth the effort to get through the muckety muck of your life?

Bio: Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She shares her widowhood adventures hoping to inspire widows to move through grief and rebuild their lives. A graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor’s degree in communications, she’s currently using those skills as a virtual contact center representative for a Fortune 100 company. She’s also managed call center teams, co-facilitated a grief support group, and helped small businesses with various writing assignments. Michele loves Jesus, books, history, music, chocolate, red roses, and golden retrievers. She is also the amateur photographer behind the blog OgleOhio.com.