It was fun, but I'm glad it's over! :)
My theme was characters in (people from) the scriptures.
I am so proud to display this A to Z April Challenge 2012 Survivor banner! Whew, that truly was a challenge! But wow, I needed it. Through the challenge, I experienced a renewed affection for the scriptures, namely for the Old Testament. In these books, I got to know some awesome people and their special stories. I learned more than I was able to put to words in the posts. Now when people talk about certain things in the Holy Bible, I feel confident that I can contribute to the conversation. That's a big self esteem booster!
I joined the A to Z Challenge late in the game so I did not have prepared posts or outlines. I pretty much started each day opening to my scripture or student manual index, chose a person, and went from there! I tried to study for the letter of the day the day before, but when some days got so busy I studied the day of ..and towards the end, time got even tighter and posted in the evenings! Yeap, I flew this thing by the seat of my pants! Definitely.
Unfortunately, I didn't get to hop around other's A to Zs that much. Even though I put my book reading and blogging on hold for that month, I still had a lot on my plate (still had children to tend to and such) that just didn't give me enough time to browse. But the nibble of browsing I was able to do, I was amazed! So wonderful writers and interesting topics. Truly incredible stories and super people out here in the blogosphere. I plan to go back to the challenge link and visit here and there during the remainder of the year.
Thank you A to Z Challenge 2012 Team! One of my big weaknesses was daily study and reading of the scriptures and so your invitation to this project was a great tool to strengthen that weakness. I accepted the call and for the entire month of April I put my nose to the scriptures and I found my self studying and getting stronger!
This challenge was hard work, time consuming, and stressful but fruitful in joys as well. It was a marvelous experience. A wonderful gift.
See you again next year!! :)