Fifteen Focused Minutes

Fifteen Focused Minutes

I’m a little hard-headed. I’ll admit that. Sometimes I hear wisdom and it takes a while for it to penetrate my thick skull and seep down into my heart, the part of me that will actually at least┬átry┬áto put wisdom into practice. I don’t know when I first heard the concept of working on a […]

Ready to Organize

Ready to Organize

When my house is quiet and everything stays generally in its place, I can ignore the chaos behind cabinet and closet doors. But when my house erupts in the chaos of kids (and all their stuff!) home for the summer, I find myself compelled to organize the unseen places of my home. And so I’m […]

My Favorite Apps

My Favorite Apps

I’m all about streamlining my life and making things easier. In a continuing effort to do just that, I thought I’d share with you a few of the apps I use every single day, whether on my computer, phone or tablet. 1. YouVersion: I love being able to access and log my Bible reading plan, […]

A Frenzy and A Funk

A Frenzy and A Funk

Hello my dear blog friends! I want to apologize for my absence lately. To be honest, I’ve spent the past month in a frenzy and a funk. Yes, those two things might seem incongruous, but both are completely accurate descriptions lately! The good news is that as of this week, I feel like I’m back […]

Nozbe and GTD

Nozbe and GTD

Last year I was on the hunt for a new “to do” app. What I had was simple and free but wasn’t really working for me. I had an unwieldy to do list. I couldn’t seem to get both work and life tasks done. I knew I needed a more powerful organizational system, but didn’t […]

Blog Reading and To Do List Switches

Blog Reading and To Do List Switches

I am generally a creature of habit, especially when I find a product that works for me. In fact, once I find a product that fits my lifestyle or thought processes, my biggest frustration is having to replace it and not being able to do so with the exact same thing! So when I opened […]

Catching Up with the Seasons

Catching Up with the Seasons

No, I’m not confused about summer, winter, fall and spring. Lately I find myself running behind in the changing seasons of my life. Take the holidays, for instance. I’d been toodling along as usual, thinking I had plenty of time for everything. But I’d forgotten that my season in life is changing. Gone are the […]

My Office Makeover!

My Office Makeover!

Our oldest child lives at college except for a few holiday visits. Our second child lives at college except for summer (so far). So with both of them gone more than home, we decided it was time to re-appropriate some space in our house. Mainly, my office. When we moved into this house 6 1/2 […]

Each Day Has Enough Worry of Its Own

Each Day Has Enough Worry of Its Own

Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? . . . But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. […]

Chaos Before Order

Chaos Before Order

So we decided this week to move our “library” (a set of floor-ceiling bookshelves crammed with books) from what had been the formal dining room into our actual living room. We like being surrounded by our books, and with our love seat now gone to reside in our daughter’s first off campus apartment, we had […]