Last year a friend completed a program called “Plan Your Year: Your Guide to an Awesome 2018.” It’s a framework where you sit down at the beginning of the year and strategize different goals youâ€™d like to accomplish over the year. You end up narrowing down your goals into the â€œone big thingâ€ to focus on. Then you break down that one thing into something small and simple you can do each day, each month of the year, in incremental steps. The work my friend did with Plan Your Year helped her focus and channel energy throughout 2018 to make progress with her one big thing. I left that conversation asking: Whatâ€™s my one big thing?
It’s been almost two years since Joel or I have shared any new content on this site. Wow, two years? I really didn’t think it had been that long. It’s not like we set about to intentionally take a break. It just organically happened. In hindsight,Â necessarily happened. As Jesus says in the Gospel of Mark 6:31: Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.
My smile is presently bigger as October ushers in many events and celebrations that simply make me happy. But itâ€™s also a bittersweet time of year for me given my father suddenly passed away on September 30, 2009. I now am annually flooded with memories of that fateful day just about the same time the … [Read more…]
Running the race with perseverance doesn’t always involve running. Sometimes, running the race simply means moving forward. St. Joseph certainly did a lot of walking. From Nazareth to Bethlehem to Egypt and back again. He is a model of faith because he keeps walking, even in the dark. So here’s to saying yes to God, to walking and moving forward even if (when?) doors are slammed in your face.
Happy Leap Day! Given this day comes around once every four years, I am excited to use (or abuse) the occasion to ask you to take â€¦ wait for it â€¦ a leap of faith with me. Read more about this call from God that has me completely energized and absolutely terrified all at once. It’s called The Well: An Encounter for Women.