Sometimes it can seem like life is just happening to us, and we’re along for the ride. I Each day, I have a growing desire to live with more intention. For me, this has been building for a few years, and each year I seem to add a new layer. Now I want to help you live with intention. Here are 6 ways:
Since becoming a mom for the first time, God has really made it clear to me that he is refining me. Becoming a mother changed my life. What I discovered when I became a mother was that God was using the refining fire of motherhood to change me. One way he does this refining work is through bath time. You parents know what I mean.
We have a tradition in our family. Friday night pancake night. Over time, pancake night has morphed into crepe night… because I’m just in a crepe state of mind, you know what I mean? Actually, I’m not even really sure what I mean. But, crepes are delicious, and I hadn’t had a decent one since going gluten free. That is until this recipe. It changed everything. For right now, pancake night has become gluten free, dairy free crepes night.
Choosing a word of the year is so important. Another way of saying word of the year is a guiding word. Choosing a guiding word (no matter what time of the year it is) is so important.
Yes, resolutions often fail, and yes, a year is a long time to make any sort of commitment. But by choosing a word of the year, you’re giving yourself a guide post.
A problem for me, is that I often get distracted by new ideas. Anyone who knows me well, would laugh at this and call it a colossal understatement. My brain has so many new ideas, I’m like a dog getting distracted by a squirrel.
This isn’t all bad, but I have realized that I need to stay grounded and focused. As I stand at the end of a year, and look ahead to the next, I want to ground myself with a word that can steer me and direct me. Maybe it will be one word for you, or maybe it will be more. But, you do need to give some thought to choosing a guiding word.
Read all the way through this post (or cheat and scroll to the bottom- no judgement- we all have those days) to find the option to receive a free worksheet that will help you identify your own word of the year.
Whether you’re a parent, an aunt, an uncle, a grandparent, or a friend, finding kids gifts for Christmas can be draining. What toys are “all-the-rage” right now? Does this girl like pink and purple or blue and green? How much is appropriate to spend? Is this gift age-appropriate? Do 10-year-olds still play with stuffed animals? The quest for the perfect gift should be less about finding the perfect “toy-of-the-moment” and more about substance. Gifts that grow faith in a child are the perfect answer.
A while back, I was putting my oldest son to bed. As I was tucking the blankets around him, he looked up at me with his sweet, blue eyes, and said, “Mom, if you could wish for just one thing in the whole world, what would it be?”
I didn’t hesitate, because my daily prayers already held the answer. I said to him, “Buddy, my biggest prayer is that you, your brother, and your sister would grow up to know God, love God and serve God.” He stared at me for a moment longer before saying, “I would wish for a lizard.”
Silence. My silence, God’s silence… I really wasn’t sure. But I think it was mostly my silence. My prayer life was dry. Dusty, broken… nearly non-existent. I knew this wasn’t what a healthy prayer life was supposed to look like or feel like. I allowed myself to become complacent, lazy, and more involved with myself than pursuing a close relationship with God. But there’s one thing that kept pulling me back, and that was God’s word. That’s when I realized that praying scripture could be the answer to my all-but-abandoned prayer life.
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Hey, I’m Cecily! I’m a wife, a homeschooling mom of 3, a business owner, and I’m so thankful for the saving grace of Jesus. I’m all about living intentionally, pursuing health, eliminating toxins, and growing in faith. I’m here to help you intentionally choose life, purpose, and health. Want to know more about how I can help you? Check out the “About” section!
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