March 27, 2015

The Wisdom of Self Care... or Knowing When To Take A Break! (A Five Minute Friday post)

I had a full day planned yesterday...that ended with an afternoon of crafting downstairs in my lovely basement! Now that our Family Room is all cozy and creative, I rarely want to leave it so I opened my laptop and tried to multi-task with papercrafting, netflixing, and #fmfparty-ing... all because I have learned the wisdom and value of Self-Care and knowing when to take a little Breaky!

{I can't say it enough, really - I love my tribe! The Gathering that happens on Twitter on Thursday nights and then flashmob writes out their hearts and hits publish all over the interwebs on Thursday and Friday (and sometimes on Tuesdays!) But, I know... I'm like a broken record here, stuck on repeat! 
However today I am thinking of a different community. Let's just get started.}

This is Five Minute Friday and our Word Prompt for the day is: BREAK

{GO}

Yesterday my calendar was full with all kinds of Bossy - but it's the kind of bossy that I have learned to pencil in, to plan for, and to protect! It still counts! (Things like in addition to a couple of errands: a walk with a friend, a stroll around the Arboretum with a camera in hand, some crafting time, Voxing friends, etc.  --and by 'etc.' clearly I mean indulge in a little chocolate!)


Earlier this week, I wrote about the three things that God whispered to me that will help us all to better learn our true identity.  You can read that HERE, but today I want to focus on the second thing, because I think it is so crucial and yet so neglected.  

It is the importance of Self Care.

March 25, 2015

When it turns out that He makes a better Boss after all...

You know how it goes...

It can be with anything... you can fill in the blank, but God opens a door and you begin to make a plan.  You start to decide how things will go after you walk through and you start to flesh it out and make it happen.  


It doesn't matter if it is something new or something you have done a thousand times... in your mind you see the open door and immediately begin to create an outline; a safety net; you know --a comfort zone of how it's gonna play out.


Sometimes He lets us play like that. But sometimes He likes to stretch us and grow us and remind us that He moves inside and outside of time and that He makes a better Boss.  

March 24, 2015

Just One Thing... well, Three... Just THREE Things... (a Guest Post.)

My sweet friend Ginger Harrington invited me over to her corner of the Interwebs to hang out and talk about Just One Thing.  I am honored to be sharing with her and her readers, but y'all know me... and how I have issues problems difficulties in picking just one of anything


So really, it's Just Three Things... and I am pretty sure you can guess what those are!

March 23, 2015

"Be the Song" - A Spoken Word

You guys...

I am so thankful for your prayers on Saturday morning!
...And this - I was so thankful for this text from my girlie:


(I know, right? She's pretty amazing herself!)                           

Friday night set the stage and raised our expectations.

Saturday, Avory led us into His Presence right away and then Wendy Backlund just dove right in, talking about Identity, Beliefs, and Declarations...

 Wendy Backlund, of Igniting Hope Ministries                               

Oh yeah... and there was this:

March 21, 2015

That Thing I Do Now - Vol 88

Hey Sweet Friends, Happy Spring!



How are you? I hope your weekend is unfolding to be both all you want and all you need it to be! May you enter in to a bit of Sabbath Rest and enjoy some breathing room, along with a bit of productivity (if that is what you crave!)

Featured today are posts by Lori Harris, Kristen Strong, Glennon Doyle, Cadence Turpin, Tony Kriz, Amber Haines, a post from right here... and - of course - a video to wrap it all up! 


Happy Reading! 
(Ya'll know to click on the authors' names below to read the entire post, yes?)

March 19, 2015

Keepin' it REAL - A Five Minute Friday Post


So.. I had a meeting tonight which is extremely rare because - well, the twitter party! Still - I popped in for a few and the prompt was given and everyone got busy writing about REAL and so I ate my Carrot cake in peace-- (The benefits of being an Empty Nester with an empty house, and it turns out, sometimes - no one is the boss of me!)  and then decided to jump on and write my post tonight... you know, like in the olden days!

I can't say it enough, really - I love my tribe! The Gathering that happens on Twitter on Thursday nights and then flashmob writes out their hearts and hits publish all over the interwebs on Thursday and Friday (and sometimes on Tuesdays!) But, I know... I'm like a broken record here, stuck on repeat! 
However today I am thinking of a different community. Let's just get started.  

This is Five Minute Friday and our Word Prompt for the day is:REAL

{GO}

So, REAL, eh?  

Yeah... I'm all about Real. 

I mean - I am mostly about it, anyway... you know - most of the time!

March 16, 2015

We are Living in a Pinterest World... and I am a Pinterest Girl...

or, "Awaiting Small Wonders, celebrating new life, and loving on my people!"

Yeah... either one of those titles work!

I wrote the week before last about how I was in over my head with all things Baby Shower, both attending one and then planning to host another with my girlie for her BFF (Truly... they have been side by side since they were buckled in to carseats in the midst of home group meetings, road trips, restaurants, and such!)

But now, they are all grown up and one of them is expecting her first Little Man within the next month(ish)!



I mentioned last month about how I had placed self-imposed boundaries when it comes to party planning and Pinterest because, you know, sanity... (and budget!)

But still - I love me some Pinterest time... just scrolling and scrolling through menu ideas, decorating themes, ...Crafts and Gifts and Chalkboard signs, oh my! (You get the Pin picture!)

Blog Archive