*If you would prefer to listen to this piece, you can find the podcast version here. In the last year or so, I’ve “returned” to country music (I spent a few years listening to primarily Christian music) … I can probably thank Mackenzie for this shift. While much of country music is ridiculous or silly… Continue reading Buy Dirt
Scripture Sunday: If Something Feels Wrong
Today's advice is from my tiny 2021 "publication," The Best Advice I Have (for the Ones I Love the Most) - Created for Mackenzie, Madilyn, and Cambri - Summer / Fall 2021 ... more on that project here. May these words from God serve you today and throughout the week. Here's the free printable for… Continue reading Scripture Sunday: If Something Feels Wrong
Scripture Sunday: Tidy Your Space
Today's advice is from my tiny 2021 "publication," The Best Advice I Have (for the Ones I Love the Most) - Created for Mackenzie, Madilyn, and Cambri - Summer / Fall 2021 ... more on that project here. May these words from God serve you today and throughout the week. Here's the free printable I… Continue reading Scripture Sunday: Tidy Your Space
Year @ a Glance Worksheet
Here's the link for the Our Life Well Lived: Year @ a Glance Worksheet. As you attempt to plan for the year ahead, I encourage you to consider listing your essentials / commitments on this spreadsheet. Here's a sneak peak for how it looks ... I trust this worksheet will always be a bit of… Continue reading Year @ a Glance Worksheet
Though I used to be an avid goal setter and still am for SOME things (see SMART goals), in recent years, I’ve really struggled with the whole goal-setting thing … seemingly, I can pick something and stick with it for only 21 days at a time (which is why I generally host 21-day challenges) …… Continue reading Possibilities
This week, “quitting” has been at the forefront of my mind. Initially, when considering quitting, a slurry of condemning phrases swirls in my mind. You’re such a quitter! What a loser! Winners never quit! You never stick with anything! After the initial onslaught of condemnation though and some more careful consideration of quitting, I found… Continue reading Quitting
Who Do You Want to Be?
You get to decide WHO you want to be … This was but one lesson I’ve tried teaching my children in the last week or so … it started with a bean bag toss game, in which we attempted to throw bean bags (in our case, Mr. Noodles) into a bucket … the kids did… Continue reading Who Do You Want to Be?
This summer, I’ve been happily “out of the service area” many times … no (or painfully slow) service has served me well and reminded me of the importance of “unplugging.” As I was reminded, I will remind you … We don’t need to be “available” all of the time. We don’t need to provide an… Continue reading Unplugged
It’s Time to Decide
As the world returns to its pre-Covid state, I think it’s important for us to take a minute to decide what we actually WANT to go back to BEFORE we fall so quickly back into our old “habits.” Will we host more celebrations in our homes now? Will we attend more (big) events? Will we… Continue reading It’s Time to Decide
Works-for-Me Wednesday: One in One Out
It’s Works-for-Me Wednesday! This means it’s time for me to share something with all of you that “works for me”! Perhaps, if it works for me, it will work for you too! Today’s “works for me” tip is one in one out. As you bring something new into your house, get rid of the old… Continue reading Works-for-Me Wednesday: One in One Out