Jumping on the Bandwagon: My One Word for 2018

My Father has been doing an amazing work in me over the last 3 or so years. I have battled with depression and anxiety for more years than I care to count. My journey of healing started with a phrase…

one word for 2018

It is the beginning of a new year and all around you hear about setting goals and resolutions. I think reflecting on the past year (or even the past few months) and setting goals is very important.

Michael Hyatt says:

“The practice of goal-setting is not just helpful; it is a prerequisite for happiness. Psychologists tell us that people who make consistent progress toward meaningful goals live happier more satisfied lives than those who don’t..” ~Michael Hyatt

But there is another thing that you will notice about the New Year. This #OneWord thing has taken over social media and the blogging world. Why? There are two reasons I think: Continue reading

Live Life Well: Encouragement for the Journey

My dear friend Jessica from Overwhelmed to Fulfilled and I would like to welcome you to, Live Life Well: Encouragement for the Journey.  Where each week you can come and check out multiple links  to wonderful posts full of encouragement for busy women from all walks of life. We pray that this is a blessing to you

 

Getting Back into Our Homeschooling Routine

Having a routine in place when you are raising children is a must. But when you are homeschooling it is dire! Here is Georgia we are require to “school” for four and a half hours. This takes a huge chunk of your day. And when you get off of your normal routine, everything seems to take so much longer. This is what is going on in our house right now! Everything feel a little “off”. And both Matthew and I are feeling the pressure. I do not unschool, but I am pretty eclectic in my schooling. We do a lot of reading together, but there are a few subjects where we have got to really put in the work. This has be a huge struggle the last two weeks. I have probably said some things that I should not have and lost my patience a few times.

I think remembering that getting back on a routine is just as hard for MK as it is for me is a huge help. And grace, lots of grace. So when he can not focus on those last five or six math problems, I sit with him and talk him through them and we are done in under five minutes. Isn’t that better than yelling? Better for him, and his heart? Isn’t that why I homeschool? So I offer myself a little grace as well, and make a note for next year, follow Mother of 3’s advice!!
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A Christian Mom’s Guide to Goal Setting + A FREE Workbook!

Do you strive to live a life of peace and organization? Are you struggling with your homemaking and feeling overwhelmed? Have you started a new season that is leaving you feeling chaotic? Let me help you with my Christian Mom’s Guide to Goal Setting Workbook!

We are first children of the Most High King. Our King has blessed us with a marriage, children, and a home. And He has called us to serve in these areas with all our might (Ecclesiastes 9:10). He also calls us to minister to those He brings into our lives during different seasons. And He calls us to rest in Him.

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Live Life Well: Encouragement for the Journey

My dear friend Jessica from Overwhelmed to Fulfilled and I would like to welcome you to, Live Life Well: Encouragement for the Journey.  Where each week you can come and check out multiple links  to wonderful posts full of encouragement for busy women from all walks of life. We pray that this is a blessing to you

 

2018 Word of the Year

Personally, I have never chosen a “Word of the Year.” And until this past week haven’t really thought much about it. A friend was talking about her word of the year. A mentioned how God really chose it for her. I was in awe!!! As I thought back over the trials and triumphs of 2017 I realized something. Without my even knowing it, God had chosen words for me! He was showing me all year one thing and then at the end of the year let me know what the focus for the next year would be.

I think that there is a lot of merit to letting God lead you to a focus word for the year that will enrich and grow your walk with Him. We all need a little more focus and leading in our walk with God. I am scared and excited to see what God will bring in the coming year and know that at the end of 2018 He will have done great works in me!
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5 Simple Steps to Goal Setting Success

Every year millions of people want to use the New Year to make a fresh start. I think this is a beautiful thing. We get to look back on the past year and think about what we would like to change about the coming year.

goal setting successWhat would we like to learn? Where would we like to go or what would we like to do? Do we want to make career changes or health changes?

All of this is great! And as free-thinking humans we have the ability to do all of these things. Only we (and God) have the ability to make the changes that we want to see made in our life!

 

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