My social media timelines are filled with very inspiring, motivating people. A common theme among them is the "do you" message. Do what makes you happy. Do what works for you. Do whatever you want to do. While I have spent over a decade trying to get people to be authentic...essentially "do you," I think… Continue reading Do You (but with an *)
Well, half the year is over and I'm still living, moving, and have my being in God's grace. My #oneword for this year is "Grace." Every year I choose a word that embodies my goals and directs my personal strategy for achieving those goals. My one word basically serves as a reminder throughout the year.… Continue reading Six Months Into Grace
Jesus used a lot of gardening and farming illustrations during his ministry. Now that I've started my container garden, chapters like Matthew 13 with the Parable of the Sower and the Parable of the Weeds have come to life for me. I'm telling you, my container garden preaches to me.
I can't believe it's already April. I'm so busy that the spring just sprung itself on me. What am I busy doing? Well, let's see... As a novice container gardener I am waiting for the last frost so I can move my veggies outside. I'm waiting for my younger son to make his college choice.… Continue reading Wait is an Action Verb
My word for 2021 is "Grace." This has been my best "one word" year ever because, well... it's grace. I don't have to do a whole lot with it. Such is the nature of grace. This is my year to just be. I suppose I could have chosen "be" for my one word but it… Continue reading Six Weeks into “Grace”
The end of the year is approaching and we're all making plans for next year. My husband and I are in the process of choosing our #oneword for 2021. It's a "thing" in our home. We pray and meditate on God's instruction for the coming year. Then, we choose a word that will keep us… Continue reading Just Stop Talking
I made it through Thanksgiving dinner without dressing, mac and cheese, or hot buttery rolls. In the past, I piled my plate with turkey and collard greens with a smile. Then, I growled at the carbs that taunted me from the other end of the table. Each year got easier to persevere. This year my… Continue reading Not Today Carbs: Keto Cheat Days Aren’t an Option for Me