I choose my word for the year by looking back over the previous year and recalling the ways God was at work in my life. I think about the blessings and the trials of the year, and I review the passages of Scripture that were most precious to me during those times. As I mentioned… Continue reading My Word For 2020
The highlight of 2019 was easily our September trip to Disney World! We planned and prepared all year long and had the best time. In addition to that, Paul really made an effort to plan lots of date nights for us this year. We discovered some great new restaurants and enjoyed the the benefits of… Continue reading High Five For 2019!
This is the third year in a row that I've chosen to read through the Bible in one year, and it has been the greatest blessing of my 30's! As I've thought about it, there are three specific ways that this practice has impacted my life. I'm sharing them with you today, not to applaud… Continue reading The Greatest Blessing of the Decade + A Challenge For You!
This year I chose the word communicate to be my theme for 2019. My original intent was for this word to be applied two ways: With my husband: I want to be very careful to communicate love, faithfulness, appreciation, respect, friendship and closeness with Paul. This might require specific words, specific actions or a specific… Continue reading My Word of the Year for 2019: Final Check-In
This year I chose communicate as the word around which all my goals were centered. I'm working to communicate love, faithfulness, appreciation, respect, friendship and closeness with my husband. With others, I'm working to communicate a gentle and quiet spirit who hopes in God. I can definitely say I've made progress with my goals, but… Continue reading Mid Year Check-In: My Word for 2019
I took my Mom's advice (always a good idea, right?) and asked myself two questions: What do I wish I had done more of in 2018? What do I wish I had done less of in 2018? Working through the answers to those questions, along with reviewing last year's goals, led me to the word I'm… Continue reading My Word For 2019
Life can be so busy, can't it? We all have varied situations, but it can be so easy to feel as if you're just surviving from one day (or weekend) to the next. If you're looking at the new year and desiring for this to be the year that you take your life back, there's… Continue reading Simple Daily Routines: A Great Place To Start Your Year!
2018 was not at all what I expected. I thought that the things we walked through in 2017 were pretty much an end unto themselves, and that the lessons and truth I learned then were given for those trials. 2017 was the training camp for 2018. The lessons I learned about God and about myself… Continue reading My 2018 Goals – End of Year Review
I created my goals for 2018 as big-picture items that spring from the major areas of my life. From that, I created a spring bucket list with some practical things to help me work toward those goals. Today I'm checking in to evaluate how I did with those bucket items. Here we go! plan a… Continue reading Mid-Year Goals Check-In!
In the last year I've taken up an interest in hand lettering. It's something that surprised me (if it's possible to surprise yourself!) because I'm not crafty or artistic in the least! Most of the time things like crafting, painting or even cutting something out cause me to end up sweaty and mad. Not even… Continue reading Let’s Talk About Hand Lettering – Practicing and Sharing!