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Archive for January, 2015

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 among my favorite things i love about gardening are the tools – especially the old, weathered, well-seasoned ones

i use them to work the earth in the spring, to dig weeds in the summer, and to rake in the fall

the humble hoe, spade, or rake. . . they are all symbols of work

because gardening is work

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i’ve been thinking about the changes i want to make this year

 they all take work!

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eating healthy means my will power is working overtime

getting fit is work – that’s why it’s called a workout!

trying to keep life balanced takes daily effort

more God and less me is a constant struggle

where’s the easy button?

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i find the following passage in Ephesians a source of comfort and encouragement:

‘Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think’ -Ephesians 3:20 (NLT)

his mighty power

infinitely more

wow!

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don’t try to make changes in your life on your own

God is the easy button!

it still is work, but God is at work within us

that’s powerful

that’s grace

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so let’s do this!

make some changes in your life

let’s start right now

with God all things are possible

– Tracy

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i love the start of a new year

so much potential

so many possibilities lie ahead

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i spent the first day of 2015 reflecting and journaling

a luxury that did my soul good

as i look back, so much to be grateful for

as i look ahead, a fresh path of possibilities

dreams and goals

wondering what God has in store for me

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to keep me focused i like to choose one word every year

one little word

a word that resonates with me

encompasses what i need to work on

a word that will help me grow

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last year my word was SHINE

i chose this passage to give it spiritual meaning

‘let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.’ – Matthew 5:16

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this year my one little word is BECOME

it means to change and to grow

i want to focus on more of what God wants than what i want

to use my gifts that he’s blessed me with

and to live out my calling ( and discover what that is!)

i couldn’t decide which passage i liked best, so i’m using two

‘. . .be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will..’ – Romans 12:2

and

‘…being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.’ – Philippians 1:6

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i encourage you to choose your own little word

find a scripture passage to help define it

pray about it

then live it everyday the best you can

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here’s to a year of possibilities

and to a gracious God who walks with us every step of the way

– Tracy

learn more about ‘One Little Word’ here

as long as we are talking about words, check out A Word For Women and subscribe to their weekly devotions.

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