Know Your Why

Besides caring for myself, my guys, and our small menagerie, I invest myself in writing. Why? I write to encourage those who read my words. I write to encourage… Your heartYour faith and practiceYour health and wholenessYour pursuit of lifelong learningYour commitment to justice and right actionYour creativity - even if you think you don’t … Continue reading Know Your Why

Setting Goals & Making Progress

I don’t make resolutions, but I do set goals. Hmm, aren’t “resolutions” and “goals” two words for the same thing? Resolutions: a firm decision to do or not do something.Goals: the object of a person's effort; an aim or desired result. So, yes, “resolutions” and “goals” may be interchangeable. Maybe I’m mincing words, engaging in … Continue reading Setting Goals & Making Progress

Mid-Year Goal Check-In

Think back to New Year's Eve 2019. We had no idea what this year held in store... Of course, we never know the future, but December 31, 2019 feels almost like another lifetime, doesn't it? Still, did you set any intentions for the year? I made a Not-20 for 2020 List, and thought I'd revisit … Continue reading Mid-Year Goal Check-In

Lent 2020: Magnificent Dreams

God had a magnificent dream for Joseph’s life and even when it looked like everything had gone wrong, God would use it all to help make the dream come true. What do you dream for your life? Are your dreams coming true? As a little girl growing up in Southern California, Disneyland was heaven on … Continue reading Lent 2020: Magnificent Dreams

Not 20 for 2020

I don't make resolutions. Which may sound odd when you read the list below except, to me, they're not resolutions. They're more like goals or intentions, things I'm already working on that I want to work on more diligently. For example, I already walk the dogs and drink water, but these goals give me a … Continue reading Not 20 for 2020

2017 Reset Button

Today's guest post is our first re:create recess of 2017! Last week's post spelled out what we're doing here, once a week, on the blog, but here's a quick reminder: we're thinking about create with a healthy dose of play and how both can lead to transformation. My friend Cole oozes playful creativity in her fantastic fashion … Continue reading 2017 Reset Button

Bigger Than a Bumper Sticker

Last weekend I was One Proud Mama, overflowing with joy, as Teen had what may well have been the best weekend of his seventeen years. It began with a rugby end-of-season barbecue where he won a coaches award for Most Improved player in his position. The coach spoke of Teen’s hard work, determination, and playing … Continue reading Bigger Than a Bumper Sticker

Happy Leap Day!

For most of us, today probably feels like an ordinary Monday. I'm doing my normal Monday routine - working from home, an extra load of laundry spinning as I type. But this Monday is a once-every-four-years event and for some reason this year I feel a particular urge to celebrate. Probably because Leap Day only arrives … Continue reading Happy Leap Day!

End of 2015 Reading

As a result of my last reading post and the reading crisis within which I found myself, a generous friend gifted me a book: Me Before You. An avowed Read-Page 1-To the End reader, whereas I am a Read-the Last Page-About a Chapter In reader, she swore me to uphold End Page Secrecy. I did, … Continue reading End of 2015 Reading