Focus Word For The Year 2020: Surrender

For some reason, I thought I had shared this post, but never did! Oh well, better late than never! Do you choose a focus word for the new year? After praying about it, the Lord gave me “surrender” as my focus word for this year. It seemed odd at first, but after digger deeper, it…

Happiness vs Joy

An email from She Works His Way and the quote on the second slide about millennials by Jordan Raynor resonated with me so much today. It’s not just millennials though; it’s just worse for them because of the number of choices they have. There have been studies showing that the more options we have, the…

Renewing The Mind

Lasting transformation takes time. It is not achieved via a quick fix approach or through a temporary diet and exercise program. To truly sustain a lifestyle that gets the results you want while also honoring God requires a renewal of the mind. A transformation on the inside is the only thing that will ultimately sustain…

Five Tips For Setting Goals & Choosing Habits That Honor God {FTT26}

I was recently asked about how to set goals and choose habits that honor the Lord, rather than cater to our personal or more worldly desires. Sometimes it can be difficult to know if we are truly following God’s heart or indulging the flesh and honoring self. We want to stick to healthy disciplines, but…

A Lesson From Siri

Backstory: I can’t spell and need to double check if it was appearance or appearence… but was struck by the irony of the way Siri responded. It got me thinking… Are we considering Truth before blindly setting our expectations to cultural standards? Who’s opinion of us are we most concerned with and does it align…

The Hope In Joseph’s Story

The Hope In Joseph’s Story: “Things may look bleak in human terms, but can end up being totally different when our God comes into the picture.” This time of year, we read a lot of devotions about Mary and the beautiful humility she exhibited in response to the Lord. I won’t deny that I still…

On Leaving Things Unfinished…

One of the best lessons my business coach Jill Coleman taught me was to look for opportunities to learn / share insights as you come across them in your day-to-day life. This is one such pearl of wisdom—pun intended. I found this barely begun-to-form pearl in my birthday dinner oyster. Tiny though it is, it’s…

Five Tips For Managing Holiday Stress {FTT23}

Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s are upon us! Is it just me, or does anyone else have a love/hate relationship with this time of year? It seems like we blaze through each event focusing only on the next event to come. We waste Thanksgiving thinking about Black Friday and cyber Monday. Then we get caught…

Kaci’s Friday Find — I Deserve A Donut App by Barb Raveling

  This week I wanted to share a resource that I came across for those who may be struggling with eating behaviors related to either emotional eating triggers or lies from the enemy / world. This is a free app designed to help with understanding and breaking eating for reasons other than to hunger and…

#75Hard Day 72: Things Can Shift In A Moment! {Vlog}

View this post on Instagram ▶️ Sharing something a little bit different today. I felt like the Lord wanted me to give a word of encouragement! ▶️ I was thinking about how the temperature went from in the 70s to in the 30s literally overnight. It was not fun for the walk this morning 🥶…

#10SecondPrayers {10SP18}

  #10SecondPrayers are short, but intentional prayers designed to connect you quickly to the Lord and the power of His Holy Spirit in the midst of your busy day. Pause for 10 seconds and align your heart with His. You’ll be amazed by what He will do. There’s power in small moments when we surrender…

#10SecondPrayers {10SP17}

#10SecondPrayers are short, but intentional prayers designed to connect you quickly to the Lord and the power of His Holy Spirit in the midst of your busy day. Pause for 10 seconds and align your heart with His. You’ll be amazed by what He will do. There’s power in small moments when we surrender them…