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{Day 22} Spiritual Prepping – Hold Fast

I’m still standing and my house is still standing.

The sun is slowly setting in the southwest, the sky directly west is blue with white fluffy clouds, all threat of a tornado has passed at 5:50 PM Eastern on 10/21/2021. However, NOW it gets windy. Ummm….Ok God, whatever. You are in charge of the weather not me.

I was editing this photo when the Amber Alert appeared on my phone with the first of 2 tornado warnings for my area (a total of 11 tornado warnings were issued in the Northeast Ohio area yesterday).

In our wild and crazy world, it is sometimes very difficult to hold fast to God’s word. The road through life is not always free of debris like the path in this picture.

It is very easy to stumble and fall over life’s down tree limbs. But holding on to God and His word will help you get up on your feet. He will always lend a helping hand when His prodigal children return home.

As long as you are holding on to God’s word, your laboring and running will not be in vain.

After all, God’s word gives life here and in heaven.

May you always hold fast to God’s life giving word no matter how crazy the world gets.

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.

31 Days of Spiritual Prepping: Introduction

Hello and welcome to the last day of September.

The beginning of October in years past meant a whole community of bloggers got together for Write 31 where we wrote every day. While Write 31 is no longer being held, Kate Motaung, the writer behind the blog Heading Home, is hosting 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes writing challenge. She has a list of words and participants write for five minutes about the word for the day, or we can choose to create our own series.

I chose to create my own series, 31 Days of Spiritual Prepping, which consists of 31 verses I believe will help you face hard times (a.k.a SHTF). While most people think of SHTF being an economic collapse or zombies invading their neighborhood, we all have or will experience events like widowhood, unemployment, and others that can be classified as our own personal SHTF moment(s).

Prepping is more popular thanks to 2020 when people realized they need to stock up in case they could not get to the store or the stores were out of items.

While it is always good to have extra food in the pantry (read about Joseph in Genesis 41), you also need to prepare yourself mentally and spiritually for whatever happens in life.

I have at least 50 verses I am trying to narrow down. Many of them are from the Psalms, so Sundays in October will be Psalm Sunday.

Also some of the verses will coincide with the 31 writing prompts Kate chose. Most of my posts are being written in advance due to my crazier than normal life right now.

I pray these verses better prepare you to deal with nasty life events (read about Noah in Genesis 6).

So grab a mug of your favorite beverage and enjoy this series.

Bonus Verse:

18 “Forget the former things;

    do not dwell on the past.

19 See, I am doing a new thing!

    Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?

I am making a way in the wilderness

    and streams in the wasteland.

Isaiah 43:18-19 (NIV)

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.