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New Year

Finish the year strong

End Well: 3 simple ways to finish the year strong

December is a full month for me. I normally order my new planner, start my yearly reflection, and begin planning for the new year. This year, however, I heard the Holy Spirit quietly whisper something new—“End Well.” In the planning for the next year, I took my eyes off what God wanted to do right NOW and how God wanted this year to end. God is still moving. God is still healing. God is still blessing. God is still reconciling. God is still a way maker. God has work HE still wants to do THIS year. I don[...]

Vision Board Basics: 3 Simple steps to make one (+how to use it)

Hello there! If you have been following me here on my blog or social media, then you know I love to dream big, set goals and reflect. So it’s probably no surprise I LOVE and use vision boards. For years, I have used vision boards to help me stay focused to achieve my goals. After all the first step to achieving your goals is writing them down. I first started creating my own vision boards as a way to channel my creativity when doing my goal planning for the year. Then as our children grew older, I realized[...]

Getting Ready: 3 Practical ways to prepare your children for the New Year

As a busy wife and mom, preparing for the new year is serious business for me.  I intentionally make time to reflect, pray, and plan.  Then one day it hit me.  I was doing all this planning for me but I wasn't including those who matter most to me.  I was leaving out my fellas.  That's was when I knew I needed to do something different.  So a few years ago, we made the shift to start preparing our fellas for the New Year too. Here are three practical ways we help our fellas prepare for a new year. Wr[...]

Hello 2018

New year. New month. New week. New day. New perspective. New opportunities for growth. What a gift we have right in front of us today. But how we manage our heart and our thoughts will have a tremendous impact on the outcome of our year. Nothing new will happen when we allow old pains to keep our heart captive. No change will occur when we continue to see our situations through the lens of defeat and despair. Why have an open door if we are too afraid to step out into the unknown? Why build a new r[...]