31 reminders from EdenAs regular readers know, I am taken with “the language of Eden” and how it was supposed to flow out of us; instead we speak the language of Eden Lost. But more than just the Language of Eden, the culture of Eden.

For just a moment, can you picture spending a day in Eden prior to the fall? A land without brokenness, sickness, debt, hunger, stubbed toes, escaped curse words, rush hour traffic frustrations. Instead, a land of generosity and freedom and contentment. As foreign as that may be right now, a part of us that whispers, yes, yes, yes. Now that sounds like where I want to live. Who I want to be. How I want to interact.

I know that I need reminders from Eden and I bet you do too.

You might be in a very un-Eden-like place right now. Come in, you are welcome here. This isn’t meant to be a place for just the happy, clappy (though if that’s you, you’re welcome too!). I am so used to Eden lost (and how could I not be, tis my home), these reminders are meant to be just that … reminders. And encouragements. And maybe challenges. But I’ll leave that last one up to you and the Holy Spirit. This isn’t meant to be a backhanded scolding. No, we get enough of those.

This month, as the weather cools, and we move into a more reflective season, this month is a time for reminders.

31reminders_125x125All the posts in the series will be added to this page each day of October. If you would like to receive these reminders in your email inbox, subscribe now (either to regular posts or to quarterly newsletters). I look forward to the journey together. Amy

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This beautiful button was made by the very talented Holly (Voget) Beals  If you want more of the back story on how my interest in Eden was sparked, you can read about the view from the 17th floor and a sign at my gym ****

(1) This is day one.

(2) 31 Reminders from Eden: LOVE

(3) 31 Reminders from Eden: SATISFACTION

(4) 31 Reminder from Eden: EXTRAVAGANCE 

(5) 31 Reminders from Eden: FREEDOM

(6) 31 Reminders from Eden: BELONGING

(7) 31 Reminders from Eden: RECREATION

(8) 31 Reminders from Eden: TRUTH

(9) 31 Reminders from Eden: TRUST

(10) 31 Reminders from Eden: PURITY

(11) 31 Reminders from Eden: SUBMISSION and POWER

(12) 31 Reminders from Eden: STEWARDSHIP

(13) 31 Reminders from Eden: UNITY

(14) 31 Reminders from Eden: KINDNESS

(15) 31 Reminders from Eden: BLAMELESS

(16) 31 Reminders from Eden: WITH ABANDON

(17) 31 Reminders from Eden: ACCEPTANCE

(18) 31 Reminders from Eden: CELEBRATION

(19) 31 Reminders from Eden: FAITH

(20) 31 Reminders from Eden: GENEROSITY

(21) 31 Reminders from Eden: JOY

(22) 31 Reminders from Eden: PURPOSE

(23) 31 Reminders from Eden: EMPATHY

(24) 31 Reminders from Eden: RHYTHM

(25) 31 Reminders from Eden: HOPE

(26) 31 Reminders from Eden: ELATION

(27) 31 Reminders from Eden: ESTEEM

(28) 31 Reminders from Eden: HEALTHY

(29) 31 Reminders from Eden: PEACE

(30) 31 Reminders from Eden: SECURE

(31) 31 Reminders from Eden: WANTED

Follow up posts: Building a bench {for a conversation}

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  1. emily thomas September 30, 2013 at 8:56 pm - Reply

    I love that it’s not just for the happy clappy. I am so not that person most of the time! I look forward to this month of Eden reminders. :)

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      Amy October 1, 2013 at 6:45 am - Reply

      Whatever your type, the world needs more of it :)!

  2. Holly September 30, 2013 at 11:51 pm - Reply

    Amy, I need these reminders…as do all of us. THANK YOU for writing in the language of Eden and providing refreshing reminders of what we’re meant for. PS – You’re SO welcome.

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      Amy October 1, 2013 at 6:45 am - Reply

      Holly I love the button so much I want you to become WORLD famous :). Aim high, settle for less … I say!

  3. Christy J October 2, 2013 at 3:38 pm - Reply

    How wonderful! I just finished a unit with my 6th grade class on creation and it was so great for all of us to be reminded of the goodness of God’s creation. I look forward to reading your reminders.

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      Amy October 2, 2013 at 8:22 pm - Reply

      And to insights you add from your teaching :)

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