Showing posts from October, 2014

October moved on

My Word for 2014 – DO! I’m happy that I've kept up with the commitment I made to myself to post these monthly blog updates related to my “do” goals. What a month of much "doing" for me!  It was a strong month both in my personal and in my professional life. To be sure, I had unexpected sorrow, but life goes on. Decluttering The decluttering project started with baby steps: each week I tackled a closet, a drawer or an area of my home. The results have been amazing and I  stepped up to the next level. I had the kitchen cabinets painted, but I handled the trim details that made my kitchen a lovely place to be and possibly even cook.  J Books that I love Reading brings me joy. I switched back to paper books to stop being distracted by the internet and social media. I want to be mindful in moments that matter. This month  I've  read most of the book my book club is reading - Barbara Brown Taylor’s Altar to the World . I’m also deeply immersed in R. C. Spro

Feed your faith, stop the fear

Feed your faith, stop the fear 2 Timothy 1:7 God didn’t give us a spirit that makes us weak and fearful. He gave us a spirit that gives us power and love. It helps us control ourselves.  Fear sneaks into the mind like a thief before you can say 1, 2, 3. When that happens, drop what you are doing or thinking and get into the word! This is a great reason to know Scriptures that ease your heart and mind.   Think about it: God gave us a powerful and loving mind! Why would you feed it with fear?  Instead, challenge yourself to confront what's making you crazy. Is it relationships? Try loving instead of trying to be right all the time. We can love those who are the hardest to love in all areas of our lives. It takes discipline, humility and the desire to obey God, but we can do it. Whatever your fear, confront it so it loses the ability to take over your mind. Understand your impulses and natural sin points.  Be careful what you think, be vigilant and selectiv