Want Results? Focus On Habits, Not On Finding Motivation

“Results have very little to do with goals and nearly everything to do with systems.” James Clear Holy moly this is the truth… Having goals isn’t enough. Having knowledge isn’t enough. Having motivation isn’t enough. You can have all those things, but without taking consistent action, you won’t see results. I was talking with one of…

S.O.A.P. Notes #10 {Ruth 3:11}

Time for another SOAP Notes devotional! If you aren’t sure what I am referencing, see this post for a full explanation of this series! Today’s key scripture is Ruth 3:11 S: And now, my daughter, fear not. I will do for you all you require, for all my people in the city know that you are a woman…

2019 Focus Word: Faithful

At the end of each year/beginning of the new year for the last several years, I have decided upon a focus word or theme for the new year. It serves as something to anchor myself to given the things that are currently going on in my life and faith journey. To be honest, I considered…

Exciting News!!

I have mentioned before about how much I love my membership to the site Dashing Dish. I have been a member since May of 2013! Katie’s site was one that inspired me to start my blog, and I am so excited to share that I have been working with Katie and the team at Dashing…

The Hard Work

    Everyone is looking for the shortcut to their goal. Nobody wants to hear that the only shortcut *is* to do the work. Period. // The irony is that our happiness is actually found within the pursuit of the goal, not at the attainment of it. The more psychology studies human happiness and behavior,…

Thoughts on Focus and Success

Society has trained us to believe that “busy” is normal… that success is only born of burning the candle at both ends. I would agree that going all in on things is necessary to make big changes at certain times, but focus is finite—you have to choose where it goes. Most of the time, we…

Re-framing Things + My Audible Library

For the last 4.5 years, I have commuted 1 hour each way to work (5 days a week). I have a love-hate relationship with my work commute… As an introvert* personality type, I love the alone time. As someone with limited free time, I hate the extra 2 hours it steals from my day. Looking…

Truth Time

Truth time… I have noticed myself allowing complaining to creep into my life more and more lately. This is obviously not a good thing. Although I know it isn’t serving me and is is a habit that is damaging both to myself and to others, I have been uncertain how to break the cycle. I…

Some of The Best Advice I’ve Ever Received

In light of the “new year” mentality that is going around right now, I thought I would share some of the best advice I have ever gotten. Because a lot of us may find ourselves planning, but how many of us are actually doing? “Take more action.” Jill Coleman Yup… It is that simple (but…

S.O.A.P. Notes #6 {1 Corinthians 15:58}

Time for another SOAP Notes devotional! If you aren’t sure what I am referencing, see this post for a full explanation of this series! Today’s key verse is 1 Corinthians 15:58 S: Therefore, my beloved brothers and sisters, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the work of the Lord [always doing your best and doing…

{Last Minute} Holiday Gift Guide

  Christmas is right around the corner, and if you’re anything like me you might find that you still have some shopping left to do (and also find yourself at a loss for gift ideas for certain people on your list). 😳 I had every intention of going Christmas shopping yesterday evening. I knew I would…

On Connecting With Those Around Us

I posted this picture the other day on my Instagram and on my Facebook page along with my ramblings. I honestly didn’t think that the thoughts I added to the photo caption would have such an impact, and was surprised by the number of people who read, liked, and commented. Sometimes I wonder how may…