Category Archives: pen to paper {figuratively}

my thoughts and plans for May 2014 (and tips on SMART goals)

Regular readers probably know I’m a planner. I thrive on organized lists, thinking ahead, and simplifying and streamlining the entire process so I don’t overwhelm myself with goals or a huge pile of to-dos at the last minute. Sometimes, I slip into that crazy pattern. But overall, keeping a healthy perspective provides balance — life doesn’t always […]

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what a month-long blogging break taught me

Hello again readers! In case you didn’t notice, I took a month break from blogging and writing.  Originally, the plan was for 2 weeks, but I extended this due to circumstances needing my attention.  I’m easing back into routine and wanted to offer a few reflections – even if just for myself. 🙂 Thank you […]

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with you in mind – my 2014 vision for blogging

As I wrote this post, it dawned on me that I haven’t always been this clear (or confident) about a particular vision. This lack often came from apologizing for my gifts or how I’m wired, and basically not owning my calling.  It’s an incredibly easy trap to fall into, you know. But as last year unfolded, […]

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home management 2014 :: my blog planner

Not too long ago I showed you my errand organizer, which I am enjoying so much! Today, I want to share a peek into a NEW planner I’ve created for 2014 — all centered around blogging and writing. In the past, having a ‘blogging’ section in my home management notebook was sufficient.  I’d jot little notes, print out […]

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10 Guest Posts from 2013 I Really Enjoyed Writing

While I didn’t talk much online about my ‘one word’ for 2013 (unlike previous years), behind the scenes there was an intentional focus happening. Each year, right about this time actually, I set aside room and space to pray, to reflect, to think on a word characterizing the upcoming new year.  I look back on […]

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welcome new subscribers! :: and where to find ebook link

Thank you for the gracious and beautiful response to my first ebook, Honoring the Rhythm of Rest! Wow… I appreciate you already, and am so blessed by your words.  My hope is that you’ll find new and fresh ways to think about and practice rest in your lives. Of course, I’m also excited to have you […]

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