Friday, April 1, 2011


I just realized that I haven’t written a blog post all week. I truly hate when that happens - especially when I also neglected my journal all week. I’ve learned that I NEED to write. It keeps me focused, it helps me sort out the craziness in my head, and quite frankly – I love it. My soul sings a little louder when I’m in touch with that part of myself. (Although, Steph, I think you’re gonna love my approach to Sacred Friday this week! I’ll email you soon!)

So today begins my journey with the A-Z Blogging Challenge. I had originally planned on writing about Ayurveda and why the heck a Christian woman would be interested in learning the principles of the ancient medical system anyway – but after having a really uplifting conversation with one of my favorite co-workers this morning, I’ve changed my mind.

Instead, I will write about April – and why it is my absolute favorite month of the year.

~ It’s my birth month - and this year I am going to be intentional about celebrating myself every day of the month!!

~ I love April showers. I feel like the earth is being cleansed, and my soul is right there with it. Just listen to Michael W. Smith’s “Healing Rain” and you’ll know exactly what I mean.

~ It’s Easter season!!! This is the most significant season for Christians. Jesus is risen!!! And He gives new life to anyone who seeks it. How amazing, exciting, and humbling is that?!?

~ The adorable baby animals and beautiful flowers that make their appearance in April remind me of that new life!

~ I always try to take a trip to the beach (my most favorite place in the world!) in April. This year, we’ll be heading to OCMD the week of April 18. Quite simply, I can’t wait!!

~ I had my infamous surgery in April 2005. One of the best decisions of my life!!

~ Harry and I met on Match in April 2006. One of my most favorite blessings!!

~ I was baptized with one of my most favorite people in April 1999. One of my fondest memories!!

I walk a little lighter, sing a little louder, and smile a whole lot more in April. For me, it's the most wonderful time of the year!! : )


  1. I was thinking about you this morning, happy to see a blog from you!

  2. Carey: Love your blog! My birthday is in April as well. As a fellow Christian, I find your blog uplifting and I look forward to following you in the challenge.

  3. It's my birth month too. I like your idea to celebrate each day this month. I'm going to try to thank God each day this month for creating me.