Day 1 – Introduction

Day 1 - Look Up for 31 Days by Pearl Allard (Look Up Sometimes)

Day 1 - Look Up for 31 Days by Pearl Allard (Look Up Sometimes)Hello dear Friend,

Welcome to this series “Look Up for 31 Days.” This series is in response to a challenge called Write 31 Days.

Write 31 Days is where crazy people commit to blogging every day for the month of October on one topic. (Don’t worry — in November we’ll be back to weekly posts unless your feedback is so amazing it directs otherwise.)

The 31 Days Series page is devoted to this series so all thirty-one posts will be available anytime you want to reread or share with a friend. I’ll also be posting snippets on facebook so come on over and join me there!

This series will focus on exploring treasures from biblical “Look Up Sometimes” encounters with God. I’ve done a little study already, and I’m seriously excited! To whet your appetite, I’ll tell you this: It all starts with a promise!

Each day, Lord willing, you will find daily encouragement through thoughts, verses, a song or anything else that pertains to the idea of a biblical look up sometimes encounter. We’ll meet a bunch of characters, and oh! I can’t wait to tell you this — SO interesting: All the patriarchs had a look up sometimes encounter! (Ok, am I the only one that gets excited about these things?)

I admit, I’m also kinda petrified. Hitting “publish” on any post I have not memorized frontwards and backwards and edited extensively, kinda, well, you know — petrifies me! What if I thought there was something amazing to share and there isn’t? What if, in the fast pace of it all, I fail to communicate well? But what if God enters the scene and does something amazing in you and me?

Hang onto that last question, because that’s what I’m hanging onto, too! This challenge is also about breaking fear barriers.

You have been prayed for, dear friend! May these God-initiated look up encounters meet you and me where we’re at and cause us to glimpse and embrace His grace even more.

You are a treasure to God’s heart and mine.

Looking up sometimes,


27 thoughts on “Day 1 – Introduction

  1. Hi Pearl! Love the image of focusing on looking upward. And I am right there with you with the excitement of seeing how God uses our 31 day writing journey. Thanks for stopping by and saying hi #30. Hello from #5 🙂

    1. Hi Nicki #5 🙂 We’re co-adventurers praying our way through! And the best thing, the relieving thing — no matter how it turns out, we’re loved the same! (I’m hanging onto that one.)

  2. Pearl,

    Thanks so much for adding me to your blog per your mom’s request. My first encounter has certainly whetted my appetite.

    Blessed October to you,

    1. Hi Andrea, it’s wonderful to connect with you! Thank you for your encouragement! Praying you are blessed, as well. 🙂 Send my greetings to the rest of the family!

  3. Hi Pearl! So excited to see what God has for us on this journey! Will be praying for you. Thank you for your prayers. 🙂

  4. I live in Savannah. If you have ever been here, you will know that the historic district is filled with beautiful church spires. We took a tour with friends this summer and the guide kept telling us to look up. God inspired me that in life, if you want to see the good, you’ve got to look up. I started snapping some pictures, but haven’t had a chance to blog the thoughts yet.
    My 31 days theme is A Treasure Trove of Ministry Help. You also spoke of God’s treasures here. I will invite you to collaberate with my pinterest board “For those in ministry” and you may add your posts to my board.
    God bless as you write for him!

    1. GGMandy, I’ve not been to Savannah but it sounds lovely. How awesome that God teaches us in different locations the same beautiful truth! I’d love to collaborate with you and will search for you on the Write 31 Days site and Pinterest. Looking up with you! 🙂

  5. Your button caught my eye. Your blog is a ray of sunshine and so mirrors my intentions to embrace every day. Looking forward to reading and getting to know you more. I’m #5 in the Five Minute category if you’d like to stop by and say hi.

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