31 Days · Faith · Motherhood

31 Days of Wilderness Living

amanda brandon work of godI’m participating in a challenge called the 31 Days Blog Challenge. And my topic is 31 days of living in the wilderness. This topic has followed me around for a few weeks. Seven to be exact. My youngest daughter is seven weeks old. Her brother is 18 months and her sister is 6. We’re living in the weeds of laundry baskets, homeschool, cracker crumbs, babies screaming at.the.same.time and participating in a Bible study on the life of Moses.

When someone asks me how my life is right now, my reply is “I’m surviving.” I am surviving God’s greatest blessing and challenge for my life. I quit my job (as a freelance writer) six months ago today to be “just Mommy.”

I’m living on faith in my husband to go out and make it in a business going through a bit of a drought. I’m living on faith that my daughter is getting a great education at home with me as her primary teacher. I’m living through nursing sessions where Mogli (my affectionate name for my toddler son) is biting my shoulder while I feed his sister. I’m living on a shoestring budget of sleep and with a house that’s way below my cleanliness standard.

But we’re laughing. We’re full. We’re healthy. We’re making it. I’m not sure where this journey is going, but isn’t that the point of wandering through the wilderness? Aren’t God’s times of wilderness living the times that teach us something?

Join me on this chronicle of faith and family through the month of October. We’ll discover where the wild things are that bring us closer to Him. Welcome to Day 1. I’ll link the other posts below each day.

Day 2: What My Wilderness Looks Like

Day 3: When the Call of the Wild Gets to Me

Days 4-6: Taking Time to Rest in the Wilderness

Day 7-8: You Can’t Survive Chaos in the Wilderness

Day 9: Remembering God’s Promises

Day 10: Weeding My Wilderness

Day 12: Why This Momma Is Okay With Being Cinderella

Day 13: The Danger of Should in the Wilderness

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