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Updated: Jan 22

31 Days of Practicing Faith

In October, I am free writing for five minutes a day—raw and unedited—on practicing faith in the every day. Each day is based on a different prompt from 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes

{Day 3} - Wardrobe I put off this day as long as I could. My old, comfortable jeans sat in a pile in the closet and I kept telling myself I would fit back into them soon. They started a little snug around the hips but then they became binding. I couldn’t deny it anymore. I had outgrown them. I can’t stand shopping. I want to get in and get out, just get what I came for. I found a couple pairs of jeans that felt good. They are the staple of my wardrobe, what makes me feel the most like myself. I placed them in the bag and sighed. Another size bigger but at least I had clothes that fit again. My practices of faith felt similarly restricting over the past few years. The ways I studied the Bible and worshiped didn’t feel big enough anymore. I fought it for as long as I could, just kept fitting myself into my old, tried and true ways. When I finally admitted I had outgrown some of those practices, I found new ways that fit—new prayers that ignited my spirit and new ways to worship God in words and in silence. Maybe a season will come when I fit into those old jeans again. Maybe not. Maybe my writing will always be my prayer. Maybe it will just be for a season. But I know this faith will always be the thing I live and move in, even if it looks a little different than before.


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