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Steadfast

  For the past eight years, I have chosen “One Word” to focus on in the new year. It has been a practice that has benefited me greatly and the Lord has used it in many ways to strengthen me and to cause growth. As 2019 was ending, I was hopeful that 2020 would be a better year. 2019 was […]

One Word for 2019~ Inclinations

We’re barely into the new year and I already feel a few steps behind. This is partly due to traveling over the holidays and it’s partly due to the elusive rhythm of life that I keep chasing, but never seem to catch. For some time now, I have felt slightly off kilter. This isn’t necessarily bad. It has caused me […]

Submit~ My One Word for 2017

Choosing a one word theme for the year, a word to focus on and learn from is not unique to me. Thousands of people have been choosing one word for years now and it is a compelling way to live, a response to New Years resolutions that never seem to stick. Personally, I have been picking one word to focus […]

Submitting to the Sculptor

On the first day of school last year, I gave each one of my children a ziploc bag with playdough inside. At first, they were not sure what to think. The playdough was colorless and unimpressive, but I encouraged them to start squeezing the dough while it was still in the bag. As they did this, they began to grow […]

Impress or Inspire

Do I do what I do to impress others or to inspire them? This is a question that I ask frequently of myself. In the past, I have  answered it based on the ways I assumed others would answer it. Did she think I was trying to get attention for myself? Did he think I was trying to prove something? […]