Life.  Some see it as a randomly assigned smattering of days with no purpose.  Others believe in divine appointments they rarely keep.  For most, ordinary.  But it doesn't have to be.   What if we dared to go the narrow way? Join me in taking THE FAITH DARE.

Caution: Participating in this challenge might force you to give up some of the things (people?) dearest to you. This challenge could change your life.  Join at your own risk.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

FAITHdare ends...but the journey continues

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, 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!


  1. Hey Abigail,
    I wrote you an email about a week ago, did you ever get it? God's word and this journey has grown me in ways you couldn't imagine. I'm sorry I didn't write much, I explain a lot of it in my email to you, so please let me know if you got it.

  2. Hi Abigail,

    I thought this faith dare blog was excellent!!! Sorry I haven't contributed much in recent weeks. Thankyou for sharing your journey with me and for letting me be a part of it. Next Friday I am flying to Uganda with my son and sister. I will get to meet Frank May (Cindy's husband) and also will be spending some time with Katie.

    I know you put a lot of time and effort into this blog and it is a pity more people weren't able to take the faith dare with you. Anyway, I just wanted to say thanks and may God continue to lead you on the narrow path of life and freedom as we forsake all to follow him!!!!!!!!!

  3. Hi just came to your blog from A Place Called Simplicity. I am fasting and praying today. I just prayed for you, for the Lord to open wide the doors and windows and for wisdom and your precious heart for the orphan. I too have a heart for the orphan, the Lord placed the orphan on my heart about 12 years ago. I am so happy to share that my husband and I have stepped out in faith and have started our adoption journey! 12 years ago I had no clue how or what I was supposed to do with the burden for the orphan the Lord placed on my heart. I just kept praying and talking to God about it and helping other families who where adopting. Now it is our turn!

    I hope you day is going well.

    Blessings to you!