Jenny Louise Marie If you’ve been with me for a while, you may remember that I wrote a post about choosing my one word for 2017.  You can find it here.  The idea of selecting one word for the year is that it helps you to focus on one thing that you really want to work on or improve. An area of your life that needs a little attention.  So,  today I thought it would be fun to revisit my 2017 word and see how I did and reveal my word for this year. Originally I heard about the “one word that will change your life” atRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie You may find this shocking, especially since we are in prime resolutions time, but I do not make New Year’s resolutions.  In fact, I would even say I don’t really believe in them.    Either you are reading this and your mouth has fallen open or you’re right there with me thinking “me either!”  So, which side do you fall on?  Do you make resolutions at the beginning of each year?  Let me explain to you why I don’t make resolutions (and why you shouldn’t either). Let me begin by saying, not making a resolution does not mean that I don’t reflectRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie So, I am enjoying the last few days of my winter break and preparing to head back to reality….work.  I SHOULD be working on my goals, getting posts planned for the year, organizing and cleaning my home after packing up all the holiday decor.  However, instead, I sit here watching Home & Family on the Hallmark channel.   Moreover, I am totally justifying this by telling myself that I need some down time and extra rest…  Anyway, watching this show has really paid off today.  It’s gotten me thinking about setting some new habits for the new year. Sure, everyone starts off allRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie Hello sweet friend.  I am so glad you’re here!  I’ve been thinking a lot about goals lately.  You know, the start of a new year can do that.   It’s good to have a goal, to have something to focus on.  Today I want to put into writing one of my goals for 2017.  Putting it in writing will hold me accountable, and it’s one reason this blog has been created. Let me take you back in time a few years.  When my boys were young one of  my favorite things to do was to plan their birthday parties.  I LOVE everythingRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie Well hello friends.  Here we are at the end of the year which makes us reflect on the past year ~ the many challenges and the many blessings,  and look ahead to the new year.  I really don’t believe in making a New Year’s resolution. Perhaps because I don’t keep them?  There’s just something about resolutions that makes me feel like I’m getting set up to fail.  They seem like an all or nothing proposition.  However,  I have really enjoyed finding my “One Word” for the new year.   I had the privilege of hearing author Jon Gordon speak two years ago aboutRead More →