I often find myself in new places doing new things. Sometimes they are wonderful and sometimes they are... just full. ha. Here I am talking about how to use your JOY filter on those occasions that you may not totally be aware of all the greatness around you. All the beauty. So grab a cuppa and enJOY a quick lesson on using your JOY filter. … [Read more...] about Do you use your JOY filter?
Our final week... Here we are on the big day before the big day. As we move into the final buzz of Christmas, I write our last challenge... I know this time of year can be filled with so many emotions...joy, cheer, sadness, loneliness, laughter, stress... and more. I hope over the last 15 weeks you enJOYed challenging yourself to move from being stressed to blessed. To close out the 2013 weekly … [Read more...] about Week 15 ~ Unwrap
What do you hope for? As we get closer to Christmas my challenge for us is to take a few minutes to really think about what we hope for this Christmas. Tonight I am going to ask each member of our family to write down three things they hope for over the Christmas break. I don’t want to get to the end of the break and find that we missed what was important to us, especially because I know that … [Read more...] about week 14 ~ hope
Week 13 - Lucky week 13 on the week of the 13th. cool. ok. So are you BUSY? Are you STRESSED? Has the shortened Holiday spacing got you short fused? Well, this weeks WORD of the WEEK is a simple one.... PAUSE.. yes, you read that right.. PAUSE. you don't need to full on stop what you are doing, but what if you took a tiny MOMent each day this week to PAUSE. This week I CHALLENGE you to … [Read more...] about Week 13 ~ Pause
LIGHT The light shines in the darkness and the darkness did not overcome it. John 1:5 One of the things that I love about Christmas is seeing the lights going up…on houses, on businesses, in parks. Suddenly the places that were dark, are filled with light. I see the lights as beacons of hope in this season. In the coming week, may we notice light and remember God’s presence with us, even in our … [Read more...] about Week 12 ~ Light
This afternoon as I waited outside the middle school, I listened as a nine year old girl hidden in the truck next to me sang out “I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter, dancing through the fire Cause I am a champion, and you’re gonna hear me roar…” She sounded so fierce and brave and happy! It reminded me of the joy of singing! So take some time this week…in the car, in the shower, around … [Read more...] about Week 10 ~ Sing
...and so we end another session of 15 weeks from Stressed to Blessed. I always enJOY these weekly write ups, because I too, try to truly challenge myself to walk the walk, not just talk the talk. Every week as I come up with a new challenge, I think... what will help me live life with more JOY? So as we wrap up our final challenge, being New Years Day today, I thought the challenge should be … [Read more...] about Week 15 (final week) – word of the month list