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…

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…

#GiveMe30HabitProject 01.01.2020 {Daily Declutter}

Welcome to the 13th habit in the #GiveMe30HabitProject!! See this post for all the details and backstory! This month’s habit is to implement a daily declutter practice!   This month’s habit challenge is designed to help you achieve a greater sense of order and peace! “Outer order, inner calm.” —Gretchen Rubin No matter what you are trying…

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…

Habit Hack: “White Boarding” Your Ideas

Habit Hack: “White Boarding” Your Ideas I do keep a journal with me at all times to record ideas as I have / come across them, but that’s only the starting point. One of the best things you can do when planning and attacking ideas is to ‘flesh out’ your thoughts in a way that…

The Difference Between An Amateur & A Pro {Vlog}

View this post on Instagram ▶️ One definition of a professional is: “A person who does things even when he or she does not feel like doing them.” (From the book Jesus, CEO by Laurie Beth Jones / @jesusceo.lauriebethjones). ▶️ I thought this is so true! Whether it’s a professional athlete, businessperson, etc., the difference…

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 🥶…

Five Tips For Cultivating Relationships—Even When You’re Busy {FTT21}

“Hey! How are you?” “Good! Just busy!” I think that pretty much sums up every conversation I’ve had with everyone in the last five years. I mean it’s funny, but it’s so sad. did you know that people with strong social networks live longer, make more money, have better health, and report more overall well-being…