Saturday, January 14, 2017

Early Care and Education Series (Vision Boards)

It's a...

new year
new month
new day

and time to visualize our plan for 2017

Information Board

Snacks



Vision Boards
Did you notice my 2014 Vision Board?


What is your vision for 2017?

The Reason We Create Vision Boards

Although we are already in the middle of the month
I wanted to take five-minutes to share this today...

we are visual beings
and for many of us

seeing

is believing
is knowing
is doing

so we start the year by creating vision boards!

But...

What exactly is a vision board?

A vision board is a place to display

words
pictures
sentiments

that express or represent
the Godly desires for our lives

It can capture...

personal
career
family

current or future goals

Why a vision board?

Where there is no vision, the people perish: Proverbs 29:18a

And...

because we are such "busy little creatures of habit"
we often need an interruption to our habitual patterns
in order to initiate long-term change or results

And...

(when thoughtfully and intentionally created)

vision boards can provide daily...

visibility and
accountability

as well as provide a future...

frame
of reference

for what has been accomplished because

If... it's on the board
And... it's in God's will

the only thing that can stop you from reaching your goal
is you


So, what is your 2017 vision?

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Tween Girl's Bedroom Refresh for 2017

Our baby girl went out of town for a few days, providing the perfect opportunity
to surprise her with a room refresh upon her return...

This is a Tween Girl's Bedroom Refresh
First we painted two of the walls using

purchased some accessories from the "dollar zone" at her favorite store

hello... $3
hello... $3
hello... $3

goodbye... $9
(or should I say "good buy" $9!)
was reminded of my

printed some black and white photos of "the two of us"
and placed them in a frame she received for Christmas

it says...

"from the moment they placed you into my arms
you snuggled into my heart"

and finished it off with what I hope becomes her 2017 mantra!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Called and Chosen... a Lesson in Laundry

It is so amazing how the

simple
everyday
ordinary

physical tasks of life

can remind us of the

extraordinarily
deep
Spiritual

things of God

I am convinced more now than ever that

we see what we want to see

because

There I was...

down stairs
screaming

for my teenage son to come down so that he could put his laundry in the machine
(but, of course he couldn't hear me)

So I called his sister instead...

"Tell your brother to come wash his clothes"

(and she responded immediately)



and in that moment I remembered that God also used someone to come

get me
teach me
tell me

of the saving, cleansing power of the Blood of Jesus Christ

He wanted me...
so He called her

and since

I wanted him...
I called her

because she had the ear to hear me

and if we are disciples indeed
we must remember that if we have actually heard the call

it is because He wants us to go get someone else

He wants them...
so He has called you

And it is now your responsibility to

go tell your brother

that it is time to put down

his games
his foolishness
his distractions

to get up and

go...
come...

wash his garment

Saturday, December 31, 2016

The Lesson You Should Carry into 2017

I sat clearing out memory space

deleting
transferring
revisiting

when I came across a

random
silly song

called Moriah's Blues

"Why life? Why life?
I don't understand why life keeps on treating me like this"

and as

we listened
we laughed

again

because sometimes it's just like that...

Why life?
Why, life?
Why? Life?

Then on the recording the girl actually laughs as her momma's

silly
serious
song

finally penetrates the day's overwhelming frustration

(and it was a gift...)

And as I thought about the gifts we each give

laughter
inspiration
awe

I was reminded

that the only way to give those gifts is to

embrace who we are
unapologetically

(more about that later)

So for 2017 and beyond the lesson is to...

Just. Be. You.


Be weird... Be random... Be who you are
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