Day 20 of 40: Rest Day

Today is Day 20 of 40.

What if we did this for today?  But what if we did it for 40 days?!

{If you’ve heard my rant about this then scroll passed this to today’s account below the (*******) line}

Our goal for 40 days is to strengthen and nourish our spirit, soul and body.  Sounds so sophisticated and a little boring to me…  but what if it got kind of specific…  and…  what if it kind of worked?!!?

We create (Do you need the definition too?  Because I did!  So I looked it up for us!)

create:  (verb)  cause (something) to happen as a result of one’s actions

This drives me to become aware of what I am actually creating.  I’m REEEAAALLY good at creating a grumpy attitude, a negative outlook on life, an overwhelming feeling, 30 extra pounds, irrational thinking….  I am just one talented woman.  You too?  {Big sigh}

But what if we became more intentional about what we were creating each day?!

What if we did these three things each day?!

  1. Create conversations with God by talking to Him (prayer) and/or studying the Bible. 
  2. Create smiles, memories, feelings, giggles, and moments with people by taking the time to stop and be in the moment.
  3. Create fuel for our body with the foods we choose.

For my own life, I notice that I start going into a spiral of the “blues” then slowly but surely off track when I start hiding from God, from people and hiding IN my pantry….  {Anyone else do that too?!}


Today’s Life with Jamye

Day 20 of 40.

I spent the good portion of the morning balancing our budget and planning out our projected June budget.  I filed papers and got a good grasp on our summer plans.  9 full weeks with all three kiddos.  I need an action plan so I don’t revert to supporting Netflix’s latest and greatest children’s shows for the summer.

But today…  I’m sitting here in the girls’ bedroom typing away on my laptop.

I’m tired.

Therefore, I’m checking in tonight but calling this a “rest day”…  You see, in weight lifting there are needed and strategic rest days.  They are crucial in the growth of your muscles.

In an attempt to get strong in spirit, soul, and body, I am using today as my “rest day”….

1. {Spirit}

Rest day

2. {Soul-Mind, Will, & Emotions}

Rest day

3. {Body}

Rest day

You ever need a “rest day” too?!  We’re half way through our 40 day journey and I am saying YES!  We want to get strong but today……….  I’m-a-restin!  😉

All my love,



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  1. God even did it. 😉

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