May 27 2013

Mondays with Mary Joy…I need your thoughts

Michael and me riding on an antique carousel during out pre-op trip to St. Louis last week.

Michael and me riding on an antique carousel during out pre-op trip to St. Louis last week.

May is coming to a close and June is just around the corner!

Our lovely Gina Marie is beginning a brand new series that will start this Friday! In it she will be sharing her heart about getting fit with faith. I know I am looking forward to it! Be sure to check it out I know you will be blessed!

So…I have a question for all of you…

I am going to start writing on Mondays. What are some of the topics you would be interested in hearing about from me in a series on Mondays with Mary Joy?

I have some thoughts…but I need YOUR input before I finalize it!

My mom, Michael, and me at the Butterfly House in St. Louis last week-- yes...I got my haircut! LOL 6 inches off!

My mom, Michael, and me at the Butterfly House in St. Louis last week– yes…I got my haircut! LOL 6 inches off!

Summertime with Mary Joy Mondays

~This would include the joys and challenges my family and I experienced through the previous week– we are heading to our first family reunion in many years, preparing for Michael’s next surgery on his leg (June 19th), field trips and backyard campouts, dealing with our first Father’s Day since Daddy went home to heaven.

Little People can do Big Things Too Series

~The Lord is giving us so many ways to serve Him and others this summer. In fact it is the focus for our family’s summer. We are amazed at how God is multiplying the ideas and goals of our little guys…all of which we are in awe at how God is blessing and stretching us!

Marriage Mondays

~Looking back on lessons and blessings in my marriage with Will.

Monday Prayer Moments or Monday Devotions

~An opportunity to gather together and lift up prayer requests as a community on the blog as we begin each week.

Mommy Mondays

~Lessons God is teaching me in the mommy moments of my life as this first year since Will’s homegoing comes to an end.

Homeschooling Mondays

~We homeschool year-round and summer is an extremely fun hands on learning time for us. Would you like to hear more about how year round homeschooling looks at our house and the wonderful living books and the informal curricula I have put together for our family for this summer? Our whole family is excited about it!

These are just some of the ideas I have…I would love to hear some what interests YOU! Is there a topic you would like for me to talk about? Did something from my list touch your heart? PLEASE share your thoughts on what this new series should focus on in the comments here on the blog. I really would appreciate your help with this!

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Leaning on the Lord,

Mary Joy

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Mary Joy

I am a broken daughter of God and a work in progress. I am passionate about encouraging women to embrace God's grace and faithfulness as I discover and share His faithfulness, grace and even joy in the messiness of my journey as a widowed (less than 2 yrs), homeschooling mom with a missionary's heart. I am in awe of how God fills me up and carries me through each day. My Heavenly Father leads me as I continue to parent and home school my two recovering and very active boys and encourage my beautiful teenage step-daughter (long distance) during her first year in of college. In every moment I see incredible evidence of God's healing love, grace and faithfulness. I am so blessed to be the creator, manager, and an author of Unwrapping His Grace as I lean on my Savior to lead us in this special web-ministry.

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  • Jennifer Cain Morris

    I like every single one of these ideas. I think they would all be wonderful. I must say the idea of Little People can do Big Things Too series is amazing. I don’t think anything like this exists on any of the blogs or websites I follow. I would love to read this. I’ll keep you in my prayers as you determine which path to take. I look forward to whichever topic you write about.

    • http://www.surrenderedlivingnow.com/ Mary Joy Pershing


      Thank you so much for your comment! I am glad you like the ideas. I have to admit…Little People can do Big Things too is one of my favorites too. I have been wanting to do this series and you just confirmed it for me! Doing the series will help me to remember to work on it in our lives every week not just once in a while. God bless you and your family!


      Mary Joy