Year in Review

So….Wordpress sends me an annual report. Kind of a “My Year In Review” thing. Who knew? I try not to look at the stats too often (anymore). My goal is to write and I pray that what He gives me helps and encourages anyone who reads it. However many read it. Whether it’s 1 or 100 or 1000. But it was kind of……

Put these two things on your list

Recently at work we had a webinar, and we talked about ways to better manage our client’s calendar. Color coding. Blocking time. Then there was the debate about things that belong on the calendar and things that don’t. One person wanted everything on their calendar from meetings and appointments to their devotion time and brushing their teeth. (Not quite, but close.) And since this is the time of year we usually organize our lives, make new lists, set new goals, I thought I’d give you a couple things to add to your list. Make sure they’re on your calendar…..

What’s the Goal?

It’s that time of year again. Time to look back on 2014 and look ahead to 2015 and remember. Reflect. Set goals. New Year’s resolutions and all that. Right before Christmas, Alli decided she wanted to help me bake, so she was measuring out all of the dry ingredients and making a bit of a mess. Which is fine…I’m a messy baker myself. But then she said something that made me pause. She looked at the flour and sugar and cocoa powder all over the table and said, “I’m a terrible baker. I should just let you finish.” She started to….

The Day After

It’s the day after Christmas, and my house is still. Everyone’s sleeping but me and my dog. And I’m sitting here by the twinkle lights of my tree just thinking about the past couple of months and how it’s all over. After months of planning. After weeks of shopping and searching for just the right gifts. After hours and hours and hours of baking and wrapping and plotting and planning….we’ve opened the gifts and eaten the food and goodies. We laughed and joked and cried and laughed again. And now….it’s the day after. It’s over. But is it?

This is what trust looks like

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. It’s also the busiest, craziest time of the year. And I typically start thinking about it in October. At the latest. It is generally about that time I start asking the kids, “What do you want for Christmas? Make a list please!” This year, Alex and Alli got right on it. Lots of great ideas. Mookie…not so much. I’d keep asking and asking, and he’d mention a couple things here or there, but no list. Until….