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Making the Most of Your Time … Every Day

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Do you ever end the day with the sense you didn’t do anything, even though your checked off to do list suggests otherwise? Earlier this month I was reading Psalm 90 during my quiet time.  This prayer of Moses is rich with praise and insight. One of my favorite verses is the 12: So teach […]

3 Ways to Slow Down on the Busy Days

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I just finished reading {again} The Big Sky series by Tricia Goyer. Marianna Sommer is one of my favorite characters ever. I relate to her desire to find that elusive blend of hard work and stillness in daily life. My days are full of things to do, projects to complete, places to be, and people who […]

Cutting the Good to Get the Best | Wisdom from Italy

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Cutting the Good to Get the Best | Wisdom from Italy While traveling the back roads of Italy last month, my husband and I enjoyed driving the small gravel paths that led through vast olive groves and vineyards. Tall cypress trees dotted the landscape and sometimes seemed like guarding sentinels lining the road. In some vineyards, […]

How To Stop Drowning in Your Day

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Here we are reading a blog all about simple living and choices but in all honesty how does your day feel? Does it feel simple or busy? If you answer busy please know you are not alone. I often hear in a first session with a client: I reach the end of my day and […]

I’m Too Busy to Be Too Busy for God

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I’m busy, busy—dreadfully busy. . .  Most of us are busy, even the Amish. Personally, I’m grateful to be busy putting loads of store-bought clothes in my front-loading washer instead of hand-washing handmade frocks that hang on the line. But there’s something different about the intentionality and pace of their lifestyle and the hectic, hurried […]

How to Organize Your Priorities and Keep God First

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It’s a simple thing, really, yet I have to admit it’s the #2 thing that makes me productive. It’s writing things down, five things a day. They are the top five things that I’d like to achieve in a day. If possible I put the hardest thing first. Once that’s out of the way then […]

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