Last October, I jumped on the #write31days bandwagon. Sort of.

The idea is that a blogger chooses a theme and then writes about it every day for the month. But… I decided to do it on a whim on October 1 and I definitely did not have my business together enough to have a topic that I was ready to write on for 31 days. So I just wrote as many days as possible. I think I got maybe 21 or 22, which really isn’t bad, given October 2016 was the hardest month of 2016 for me. (AND DO YOU REMEMBER 2016? Election, anybody? It was awful.)

Anyhow. That to say, I started seriously considering October almost an entire four days before it began this year.

What might I talk about for a solid month that won’t bore me and whoever is reading?

What do I usually talk about?

Grace. Unflattering stories of me and sometimes the kids.


You know what I can guarantee? Failures enough to fill a month. Do you know what God guarantees? Grace despite it all.

And isn’t that the Gospel, worked out in miniature every day? I try and fail. I can’t be good enough. But God is good and doesn’t treat me as my failures deserve but gives mercy and grace instead.

Other posts from this series can be found here.

Published by robininalaska

Robin Chapman is a part-time writer, editor, and birth photographer and a full-time imperfect mama, wife, Jesus follower, and normalizer of failure. She’s trying hard to learn how to do this motherhood thing in a way that doesn’t land the whole family in intensive therapy. She has a heart for helping other mamas buried in the little years with hope, humor, and solidarity. You can find her hiding out in the bathroom with an iced dirty chai, writing and editing and making spreadsheets for where she is a cheerleader for mamas, or online looking for grace in her mundane and weird life. She lives in Fairbanks, Alaska with her four delightful (crazy) kids—some homeschooled, some public schooled, some too young for school at all—and her ridiculously good looking husband, Andrew.

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  1. Robin, I love this idea! I is refreshing to read real stuff. I’ll be back to read more of your thoughts!


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