So yesterday I wrote about all the things I experienced and learned in 2013. There were a lot more - obviously - but I did keep some things private. :) Continuing with Lara’s Powersheets, today I am moving on to the next steps of the Goal Setting process: Defining my word for 2014 and Deciding what my Radical Goals will be. As I make the list of goals, I am thinking about big goals that require a lot of small steps. But these are steps I plan to start making today. I don’t know that I will achieve all of the big goals this year, but making small steps throughout the year gets me closer than I am today. And that’s what I’m all about!
So, first. My word for 2014 is LESS.Read More
“You know that thing you’ve always wanted
to do? You should go do it.”
It’s that time of year again when we all sit down, reflect, and make lists; what did work, what didn’t work, our big dreams and must-dos. I love this time of year! A fresh slate before me, a year of lessons behind me. What can I do RIGHT this time around?
Be forewarned, this is a doozy of a blog post!Read More
I don't quite remember when it happened but, I want to say at least 4 or 5 years ago, our microwave died. At first it was inconvenient. But I had been hearing about the dangers of microwaves through the grapevine so I figured we'd just let it go and adjust to a new way of living. No, seriously. We really had to adjust our lifestyle! I think there was a year or so when we didn't bring home any leftovers from restaurants. I honestly didn't know how to reheat them successfully. Then, somewhere along the way we started making use of our toaster oven which proved to be very helpful. (And of course I learned you can reheat pasta on the stove. Score!) Over time, we didn't miss having a microwave at all. Read More
The last time I went to a retreat designed specifically for Christian women creatives was the Be Thou My Vision Retreat back in March of 2010. I was in the midst of a dark season of life and Tommy had justleft for his first deployment. I had a very real feeling that God was not leading me to the retreat, but I went anyway. And while it was a beautiful, luxurious, and life-changing experience... I faced some tough things the months surrounding the trip. I just shouldn't have gone. It drained me.
So, when word of the Pursuit31 Conference started floating around social media last year, I avoided it like the plague. Read More