"If you write FOR a particular market or FOR a particular editor you will often miss the mark. But if you write because your fingers have danced across the keyboard, because a character has tapped you on the shoulder, because a story has settled in your heart, then even if you never sell it you have done the work you were meant to do. And sometime, dear readers, real magic happens." Jane Yolen


Monday Manna for Oct. 20--To Know Christ

At least some of you are familiar with my dear, amazing blogging sister in Christ Kristen at Exemplified. (and if you're not, you should be. Go ahead--click on the link. I'll wait. You won't be sorry!)

Anyhow, a bit ago, she started a meme called "Monday Manna." On the first Monday of each month, she posts her thoughts on scripture she introduced to her blogger friends the previous Thursday. All who are interested post their own thoughts on their blogs and add their name and link to the "Mr. Linky" gadget. People are welcome to post as little or as much as they wish - it doesn't have to be a long post-- just a few thoughts, a picture you feel helps express it, a poem, a short story, a devotional.

So, to come to the point, I was SO blessed by Monday Manna this past Monday, that I asked Kristen if I could host Monday Manna myself on the third Monday of the month, so we would all be fed twice a month instead of just once. Well, she was agreeable, so here I am!

So, continuing Kristen's tradition, I am presenting the Monday Manna verse for October 20.
I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead. Philippians 3:10-11
There is a lot in these two verses--from knowing Christ, to His resurrection power, to His sufferings, to becoming like him in death, and more. I know of many who claim this verse as an absolute favorite.

I look forward to hearing your thoughts. See you back here on Monday!


  1. Hi Joanne. This IS exciting news, and I like Monday Manna, although I've only participated in one so far. I've already started writing my post (yes, I'm an eager beaver) as this afternoon I watched The Passion of the Christ, once again, so it seems to tie in. Well, before I give anything else away, I can't wait for Monday now! Paula

  2. Yeah! I love Monday Manna! Thanks for hosting another special Monday!

  3. Joanne I am so glad you are going to do this, I love Monday Manna! I can't wait for Monday!


  4. Great verse - see you Monday!

  5. Definitely one of my faves!! I'll see you Monday--can't wait to see and enjoy everyone else's thoughts on this! (thanks, Kristen, for letting us enjoy this twice a month!!)


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