Fitness journey check-in, recipe, and tips

Some of you have asked how my fitness and healthy living journey is going. I'm encouraged by the progress I'm making. (If you're not interested, you can skip down to the recipe.) I'm seeing my endurance increase. It's no longer a challenge to walk at 3 miles an hour. Most days I'm walking at a … [Read more...]

Wisely making use of every opportunity

"Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is." Ephesians 5:15-17 This last week I had two friends ask me the same question in different ways: "Give … [Read more...]

From Miserable to Amazing: The importance of Attitude

The above quote is from Charles R. Swindoll. He also says, "Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it." In Chapter 8 of Balanced: Finding Center as a Work-at-Home Mom, Tricia Goyer has two lists. The first one is titled: How to Make Today Truly Miserable. "Open your eyes … [Read more...]

Sorting through the time crunch

Today's assignment in the Balanced Challenge is one that I know I'll have to keep coming back to. I don't know about you, but for me it's often a challenge to figure out how I'm going to make the best use of each 24 hour segment God gives me. There just isn't enough time to do everything. Tricia … [Read more...]

God’s Calling on my life

"The Spirit of the Lord and King is on me. The Lord has anointed me to tell the good news to poor people. He has sent me to comfort those whose hearts have been broken. He has sent me to announce freedom for those who have been captured. He wants me to set prisoners free from their dark … [Read more...]

4 Ways I’m Involving my Family in my Writing

Today our Balanced Challenge is: "How can you get your kids involved in what you're working on? How can they experience what your job is like and contribute to it? This was a good question for me to think about. Often when I think about my writing, I don't take the time to think about how it will … [Read more...]

5 Things I’m doing to make my writing work

I have had to make several changes to make working at home actually work for me. Carving out writing time - In order to write consistently and meet writing deadlines, I've had to be very intentional about my writing time. Currently I get out of bed at 5:15 every week day morning so that I have at … [Read more...]

Family Priorities

For the next 11 days I'm participating in a challenge based on Tricia Goyer's new book Balanced: Finding Center as a Work-at-Home Mom. (Her book is specifically written for those of us who are moms and writers, but the principles could be applied to other work-at-home options.) Each day I will be … [Read more...]

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