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It’s still your year: 17 creative ways to use your planner

Are you feeling like packing up your 2020 planner? If you do, you are not alone. As a planner lover, I was so excited to dive into my 2020 planner. I spent time intentionally deciding the design, layout, and purpose of my planner. Oh, I had all the ideas.  Then COVID-19. All of the plans I had laid out are canceled. No reason to track day dates with my hubby, family trips, extracurricular sports for our fellas, or vacations. Just like that, it felt like a sudden break up with my planner[...]

Quitting isn’t an option: 3 strategies to help you stay committed to your purpose

I was going to quit. Two years ago. One year ago. Every October, it seems I found myself here-contemplating walking away from writing, walking away from blogging, walking away from my calling. Fear would begin to bubble up in my heart. Doubt would creep into my mind. What was I doing? Who was I?   Every insecurity I had about myself would come flooding to the top bringing all sorts of reasons I should walk away. All the reasons except one—God. Who I am, my story, my voice, and m[...]

It’s been one year

Hello friends, Yesterday we celebrated our one-year blogaversary.  What a year it has been!  Instead of forging forward with a new blog post or a blogaversary party, I decided to take a pause. A pause to embrace right were I am. A pause to recognize all the steps to this point. A pause to acknowledge the support of others who helped me get here. A pause to assess the cost of making it to this point. A pause to remember the getting back up when I wanted to quit it all away. A pause to praise God for r[...]

Fresh starts: 3 savvy ways to navigate new seasons

If you stop to reflect on your current season right now, what would you say? Just pause and think about that. Are you: buying a new house? starting a new job? getting ready for marriage? raising small children? celebrating your last kid graduating from school? deciding what to do next? recovering from a broken heart? Starting fresh can stir up all sorts of emotions. Some of these changes are exciting life events that we want to capture in pictures and Christmas ornaments. Other events shake u[...]

Open Heart: 3 Steps to let go of bitterness so you can live a full life

I don’t think anyone wakes up and decides to live a life full of bitterness. No, we dream of lives full of love, joy, and fullness. But somewhere along the way, those dreams get derailed, and pain begins to take center stage. So where does it start? Bitterness is merely anger unchecked. Usually, it starts with some form of offense, whether intentional or not, we allow to grow. Over time that hurt, when unforgiven, becomes anger evolving into bitterness. It subtly grows with each conversation we repeat[...]