I’m Ready to Make Time to Write

 This is the story of my commitment for 2019; to take time to write.  The last time I posted anything on this blog was April 4, 2017.  Before that, January 1, 2017.  Before that?  June 23…  two thousand sixteen.  That makes me sad.  It’s not that I haven’t wanted to... read more

My Reading Goals And What I’m Reading Now

*This is an update post for the “12 Months to a Healthier You” Challenge. To read more about this challenge, why I’m doing it and how you can participate, click here.   Read any good books lately? Sometimes I wonder if we should begin more conversations with that... read more

The 28 Day Detox; My Results

*This is an update post for the “12 Months to a Healthier You” Challenge. To read more about this challenge, why I’m doing it and how you can participate,   click here.   I bet you thought I ditched the Healthier You Challenge. As tempting as that is… No,... read more

Finally, My Goals For The Year!

Are we there already? That spot on the calendar where we stop talking about our New Year’s goals? Where we’ve settled in to the new year and all of its busyness and forgotten about the goals and dreams we had? Oh I hope not. If so, then I completely missed the party!... read more

But How Will I Lead Them?

Recently I began reading through “The Story; The Bible As One Continuing Story Of God And His People.” Today’s reading took me to the part of the story where the Israelites are about to enter the beautiful and abundant land  that God had promised them.  Moses, who had... read more

Let’s Make it a Great Year

  Just after Thanksgiving, the  question “What do you love most about this time of year?” was asked on facebook. Here’s how I responded: “For me, it’s the overall joyful atmosphere. It’s a time that we get to begin again. We celebrate new life because... read more

Stepping up to Offer my Small Gift

You’re probably familiar with John 6: 5-15 .It’s the story of Jesus feeding the 5,000. A large crowd had gathered around Jesus to hear him teach. Knowing they were hungry, Jesus asked Philip “Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat?” He was only testing... read more

Ducks aren’t in a Row? Just Start Swimming

  Are you putting a lot of pressure on yourself to have all of your “ducks in a row” because we’ve started a new year? Boy I hope so, ‘cause if you’re not, I’m about to publish a letter to myself!   Wow, that wasn’t very nice. I just expressed a hope that... read more

How do I Stay Motivated?

This is it friends; the end of my book “How do I get it all Done… and Still Have Time to Enjoy it?”

Today I’m sharing my last few thoughts on motivation and how I get stuff done even when I don’t feel like it.

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When I Don’t “Feel like it”

It’s Monday. I don’t know about you, but I’ve got a lot to do! Will I get it all done? Maybe, if I am reasonable when I define what “it all” should include today. Will I feel like doing all of it? Not likely. So I need other motivators. I shared some last week. Here area a few more things that keep me going when my feelings have quit!

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I Wish I Was a Mom Like That

Do you pale in comparison when you look at other moms? Stop it! You are fearfully and wonderfully made. Live your strengths, thank God for them. Be thankful for the strengths of those around you but stop trying to be someone els. It would be a boring and ineffective world if we all had the same strengths.

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Four More Lists of Goals

I’m back with more lists! Today I’m wrapping up the last of the details of my 2012 goals list. I’m sharing my lists with you not to show you how busy I am, but in hopes that it might be inspiring to you, (when you see how much you can do if you just write it down and... read more

Which Path Will You Choose?

In that one moment of decision, he changed his own life by doing the thing that was difficult, the thing that was unfamiliar, instead of going the way he had always known, instead of going the easy way.

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Am I Living an Empowered Life?

I recently had the privilege of spending the weekend at a campground (complete with showers and a kitchen!) with almost thirty beautiful Christian women from my church. Some were friends, some I knew their name and not much else, and some I had never met. I love how... read more