Why I’m focusing on habits instead of goals

Recently, I shared in my Monthly Peptalk that I had been approaching my goals a little differently for the last 6 months of the year and asked if y’all would like to hear more about it! The answer was a clear YES so you’re about to see into one of the most prompt-loving parts of my life besides my prayer journal… my planner.  I’ve been trying something new with my goals for the last six months of 2019. Instead of

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What if 2019 isn’t your best year ever?

Around 11:55 PM on New Year’s Eve, most of us were probably feeling really hopeful that 2019 would be our best year yet. Maybe 2018 wasn’t so great and you just needed to believe 2019 would be different. Or maybe 2018 was great and you imagined, now that things were finally on the upswing, they’d keep getting higher. But here it is, mid-July of that year we promised would be the best year yet, and maybe it’s not? Those “Make

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8 tips to living your best life

We joke about living our best life, but don’t we all really want to? It’s more than being able to afford that guacamole upcharge. It’s more than dancing like life’s a broadway musical. Living our best life is living out and embracing what God has gifted us. I talk about this a lot when I share about Grumpy Mom Takes a Holiday, but as believers, Jesus’ death on the cross not only made the way for an eternity with God

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30 Books in 2019

One of my favorite hobbies (besides actually reading books) is adding books to my Amazon wishlist. I wrote a post a few years ago about how I pick books and retain what I learn. Read that here. This year, I’ve organized my books (and chosen them really) based on my 2019 goals. There are so many great non-fiction books I would love to read but I wanted to focus on books that correlated with what I hope to do this year. Feel

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My Word for 2019: Healthy

“To lose my soul means I no longer have a healthy center that organizes and guides my life. I am a car without a steering wheel. It doesn’t matter how fast I can go, because I am a crash waiting to happen.” – John Ortberg, Soul Keeping I really shouldn’t be surprised by my word for the year for 2019. Over the last few years, this idea of thoughts and renewing our minds has been on my own mind as we

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