Soul-Searching

Last week I shared about living grace-giving. As I was contemplating the verses of Matthew 7:1-6, I took some time do some journaling, to do some soul-searching. I spent time considering the planks and specks in my life, looking at my own sinfulness. It was hard, but let me share what I learned. At first, [...]

Learning to Live Out Grace

Living out grace doesn't come naturally. The days around Christmas and the beginning of 2020 have been very busy, and in the midst of it all there was an important lesson to be learned. One morning I was reading Matthew 7:1-8 and the first part really grabbed my attention. It is the scripture that tells [...]

The Pace of Grace

The New Year is almost here. A fresh start. For me it will be a year to learn to live grace-paced. You can read about that here where I share about my 2020 word-of-the-year. The last Recalibrate Life book I read in 2019 was Alan Fadling's book "An Unhurried Life." This book led me to [...]

Grace Given

Jesus, our Savior, is born! All praise and glory to God, our Heavenly Father, for giving us such a wondrous gift! Jesus, our Immanuel, God with us. He is grace embodied. Grace given, Christ came and died for our salvation, giving His life for you and me. But it all started with the baby in [...]

My Word of the Year for 2020

2019 was my year to "Recalibrate life." It was a year of learning and making slow changes in many areas of life. But, it was mostly a year of heart tranformation. Now we find the year nearing it's end, and we're ready to embark on a new year. I made a long list of possibilities [...]

Looking Back at My Recalibrate Life Year

My word/phrase for 2019 was "recalibrate life." And now that the year is nearing its end it seems appropriate to look back and re-evaluate. I feel very positive about the inner growth that took place this year. My "inner growth" has translated into life changes, true recalibration. Both heart transformation and mind reset. As I [...]

Touching Hearts with Words of Reflection

My final goal for 2020 is about what I want my writing to be. I know oftentimes people's goals in writing are about numbers of readers or followers, or pages and books written. And while those things do matter to me, what really matters is that I share the truths I am learning in my [...]

Getting the Rest You Need

Goal #5 for me in 2020 is to work more diligently on my health. Too often our health is neglected due to caregiving, or long work hours, or just plain busyness. ~ We want to eat healthy, but planning good meals takes time. ~ We try to get exercise, but when it gets pushed to [...]

A Haven of Love, Rest, and Connection

My fourth goal for 2020 is to make our home a haven of love, rest, and connection. I have a picture in mind of what that will look like and feel like for me, but in order to know I have achieved the goal in the end, I need to find ways to accomplish this. [...]

Making Time for Creativity and Play

The theme of my recent posts has been my goals for 2020 and I continue with that today. I have covered my spiritual goals and relationship goals so far. Today I want to share about my desire for creativity and play in my life as I choose a life of slowness and simplicity. Creativity and [...]