Starting Something New

I am going to be doing something a little different on my blog for the next thirty days.  Instead of having random posts off and on, I will be blogging everyday for the next month over the study, One Month to Live: Thirty Days to a No-Regrets Life.  This book had such an impact on me that I wanted to share it with you.  Each day I am going to briefly go over the reading for that day and then I will pose some discussion questions.  I encourage you, whether you are participating in the study or not, to post your answers in the comments section.  This will be a great way to have a wonderful discussion time across the miles.  Throughout the thirty days, I will also encourage you to share how this is changing your life.  We are here to help and encourage each other along on this journey to living a life with no-regrets.

   Day 1: Living the Dash

Let me ask you a question, if you knew you only had a month to live, how would you change how you are living?  I encourage you to think about this question and then begin to keep a journal for the next thirty days.  The changes you see will be life altering.  You will gain a new perspective on life and begin to focus on what is truly important.  The real question becomes, what are you going to do with your dash? The dash is the time you have on this earth.  I know that I long to leave a lasting legacy for my children and to make a difference in the lives of those I come in contact with by showing them the light of Christ shining in my life.  What about you?

I don’t think anyone would argue that our most precious commodity is time.  God has given us the choice to decide how we will spend it.  We need to evaluate our lives and make certain we are using our time wisely.  We need to keep in mind that tomorrow is not guaranteed for any of us, “Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow.  What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes” (James 4:14).  Don’t waste another moment.

Questions to consider:

  • What five things would you change about your life if you only had one month to live?  Which one will you start changing today?
  • Explain how you would like to see your life at the end of this thirty-day challenge.
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3 thoughts on “Starting Something New

  1. It may seem a little strange but of the five things that I would do if I only had a month to live, one of those was to clear out some of my clutter, so others wouldn’t have to. I know the physical clutter in my life wastes lots of time, because I have to search for things, then if I’m unable to fine something there is the frustration of continuing to search or giving up and having to take the time and money to purchase that item again. Therefore, I have begun to clear out some of the extra stuff. Now, granted, we’re talking just a beginning here, but the first way to making a change is taking the first step.

    • I completely agree with you. It all starts with that first step. I also understand the issue of needing to clear out clutter. I absolutely hate having to try and find something that should be ina certain spot. I think that is a wonderful place to start.

  2. I will go ahead and share with everyone my five things that I would change if I only had a month to live. In no particular order,

    1. finish my book
    2. don’t put things off until everything is “right”
    3. don’t miss out on the everyday blessings
    4. take time out to be silly and have fun with the kids
    5. not let fear rule my life

    The item that I am starting with would have to be finishing my book. I have been working on it for awhile now, but since I have made an appointment to meet with publishers at the She Speaks conference I am really working on getting it completed.

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