Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Coffee for Your Heart (or should I say Hot Cocoa!?)

Today I'm linking up with Holley Gerth - it's a new year and she has a new linkup for this year called, "Coffee for Your Heart" - and she's simply asking we pour out a little love with our words each Wednesday. Will you join us? Will you offer encouraging words to someone today? Today's prompt: What encouraging words do you want the people you care about to hear as they begin a new year?”

God cares. God sees. God heals. 

I read in Joshua 1  today: "Strength! Courage! Don't be timid; don't get discouraged. God, your God, is with you every step you take!" (msg)

Just take the next step in your journey. Just keep moving forward. Don't give up. God is with you and he has amazing plans for the life he breathed into you! 

And you can listen to Holley talk about this saying on her linkup post, but I wanted to put it here, because it's a great reminder...

In God's Hands photo by Holley Gerth

Now to go make myself a cup of hot cocoa as we begin day 19 of the longest winter break ever. Crazy, crazy winter here in Missouri! 

Thursday, January 2, 2014

OneWord365: Engage

I love the concept of this! No resolutions. Just one word for 365 days to focus on.  Last year my word was dream.  This year I've chosen Engage to be my word for 2014. If you want to join along, you can get lots of encouragement and inspiration over at One Word 365

You see, I want to fully engage in my one life. I want to live it well. 
  • I want to engage in relationships -- in real life and online. 
  • I want to engage in projects and opportunities that I'm passionate about. 
  • I want to engage my abs more. ;) 

Because the honest truth is that in many ways, I've become lazy. And I've let social media distract me and waste my hours. And yes, I do have regrets from 2013 where I could have engaged more fully and did not.

I don't have a big to do list, and not sure what this fully looks like, but I am ready to engage in all that life offers in 2014!