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Submit~ My One Word for 2017

Choosing a one word theme for the year, a word to focus on and learn from is not unique to me. Thousands of people have been choosing one word for years now and it is a compelling way to live, a response to New Years resolutions that never seem to stick. Personally, I have been picking one word to focus […]

Submitting to the Sculptor

On the first day of school last year, I gave each one of my children a ziploc bag with playdough inside. At first, they were not sure what to think. The playdough was colorless and unimpressive, but I encouraged them to start squeezing the dough while it was still in the bag. As they did this, they began to grow […]

Impress or Inspire

Do I do what I do to impress others or to inspire them? This is a question that I ask frequently of myself. In the past, I have ¬†answered it based on the ways I assumed others would answer it. Did she think I was trying to get attention for myself? Did he think I was trying to prove something? […]

One Word~ Submit

My one word theme for 2016 was “thrive”. I entered the year with great anticipation. My kids were doing well in school and I was feeling the stirrings to pursue my passions. But by the time May rolled around, I had forgotten what my one word for the year even was and I felt buried under pressures, hurts and disappointments. […]

One Word 2016

We are already a week into the new year, but I feel about 3 weeks behind. It’s how my life has been lately. That’s what buying a house, renovating it and moving during the busiest time of the year will do to you. But as I sit fireside in our new home, I am grateful for all of it. What […]