My dad always told me, "ASH, when you commit to something, you commit to finishing it." I don't like quitting. Sometimes, though, it is better to quit than to keep on going. For reasons I will not share here, and after much prayer and consideration, I have decided that FAITHdare needs to come to a close. I am sad to stop halfway through. I don't want to stop halfway through. I DID commit to finishing FAITHdare when I started it. But it has been made clear to me that it would do more harm than good to continue. Please do not let the end of FAITHdare end your journey into a deeper and more vibrant faith in a God who can move mountains and change wayward hearts. Take the time to explore in your own hearts and in conversation with God the topics we had left to go! Thank you to everyone who has journeyed with me thus far...God has changed me in ways I could not have predicted. I pray He did the same in some of you! I have made connections through FAITHdare that I never would have made had I not entered this journey...and I am so grateful for them! You all are a special group of people...I have been challenged and encouraged by you! Stay faithful on the journey!
You can always find me over at www.bloomingloudly.blogspot.com, where I write about anything and everything that is on my heart!
I will close the way we started:
"Anyone who does not carry his cross and follow me cannot be my disciple...In the same way, any of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be my disciple" (Luke 14:27, 33).
Though the cross may seem too heavy at times, remember the hope and reward to which you were called! Onward, onward we travel!