Showing up

Just Show Up.


I’m currently in a writing workshop where we are challenged to write every day.  I’ve been showing up for 48 days. I’ve shipped a short blog post everyday for 48 days. Some were publish-worthy. Others not. Normally I wouldn’t celebrate. Normally I’d only write one per week. Normally it would take me much longer to create something.


But today I look and see that I’ve written 16,000 words. 77 pages.

I’ve written more in 48 days that I did all of last year!

Showing up is paying off.

It makes me wonder where else I can show up.

What if I intentionally did this with my relationships? How would my marriage benefit?

What if I did this with my health? As I’ve done this before I can tell you I’d lose weight, get off some medications, and emotionally feel better as well as physically.

What if I did this with my faith? Isn’t this what God desires most from us? To show up. To spend time with God. Even if it is just a few minutes. Even if the time seems sloppy or awkward. Just show up.

Those precious moments everyday transform us into something beautiful: God’s masterpiece.

“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.”

‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭2:10‬ ‭NLT‬‬

When we let that happen, then we are ready to do some Holy Mischief in the world and help others become masterpieces as well.


  1. Amy on October 1, 2020 at 9:30 am

    Do you scribble in a book or type on your computer? Just curious.
    Amy Gill —

  2. Unknown on October 1, 2020 at 12:55 pm

    Sounds like a great discipline. I may try that this month just for the discipline of doing it daily. No telling what I'll come up with.

    C. Kay

  3. Shannon Karafanda on October 1, 2020 at 1:13 pm

    Amy….I keep a running document in my Google drive that I add to every day. That way I can access it from any device. But I also have a paper journal and if an idea strikes me during the day I’ll jot it down and refer back to when when it’s time to write.

What are your thoughts?