Wednesday, July 1, 2020



A little more than six months ago people were saying how 2020 was going to be their year. They would be prosperous, healthy, life would finally fall into place and everything was going to be fabulous. Everyone was excited and ready for a year with "2020 vision."

Cue January.

January wasn't as great as everyone hoped. February began with people all over the world saying "January is our trial month. February is when things will finally be great!" February wasn't so great either. Then March. Y'all. March came in like a lion! COVID19 was getting serious and life came to a screeching halt all over the world. Each new month brought a new catastrophe. Yep, 2020 has been hard to say the least.

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Monday, June 29, 2020


Continuing to count God's sweet blessings...

2770. Porch talks with neighbors.

2771. Sunshine.

2772. Watching my husband fish.

2773. Sitting with my entire family in church.

2774. My beautiful zinnas blooming.

It's your turn! Share something you are praising God for. I would love to rejoice with you.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020


In this very electronic age, I find there is so much power in writing something in your own handwriting. I can put a reminder in my cellphone, but I seem more likely to remember it if I actually take the time to write something down. It feels more committed to memory, sinking down into my heart, as I put pen to paper.

For this reason, I absolutely love Write the Word Journals from Cultivate What Matters! These journals are stunning and they are the perfect tool to help you get into the Word. Write the Word Journals are simple, no fluff, but lead us into a deeper time with God. All you need is your Bible, a pen, and a Write the Word Journal!

Write the Word Journals are wonderful for digging deep, but they are also perfect for the busy woman on the go. The journals are strong and durable which make them perfect to toss into your purse to do on your lunch break at work, waiting at the doctor's office, or waiting on your kid at sports practice.

Each journal has:
•66 selected scriptures throughout 145 pages
•Gold-foiled cover with gold-foil details throughout
•Easy-to-clean vegan leather
•Four gorgeous art pages throughout featuring gold foil scripture artwork and a special journaling prompt
•Satin bookmark to hold your place
•Measures 5.5 x 8.5 inches with high-quality, thick paper

They currently offer nine Write the Word Journals:
Write the Word Bible Journal - NEW - this journal is blank so that you can choose your own Scriptures
Write the Word Cultivate Confidence - NEW
Write the Word Cultivate Joy
Write the Word Cultivate Hope
Write the Word Cultivate Faith
Write the Word Cultivate Renewal
Write the Word Cultivate Contentment
Write the Word Cultivate Forgiveness
Write the Word for Kids

Here is how I use a Write the Word Journal

I currently use my CSB Study Bible for WomenWrite the Word Cultivate Confidence, a cute matching pen (I am slightly obsessed with matching things!), and the Cultivate Faith Stickers. I begin by praying, asking God to help my heart and eyes to be open to receive what He has for me through His Word. Then I open the journal and write the date and something I am thankful for, these prompts are in each journal. Then I open my Bible to the given Scripture and read it carefully. After I have read it completely, I write the verse in the given space.

Next, I write down a thought or revelation from that verse. Then I write out a brief prayer, saying it aloud as I write, asking God to help me remember and apply the verse to my day or situation. Then I write my focus for the day. Sometimes it comes from the given verses, sometimes it does not. And finally, I add a sticker or two (or three!) for a cute pop of color.

I have used my Write the Word journals as my "main" quiet time each morning and I have used them as a Spiritual "pick me up" in mid-afternoon. There is no wrong way or time. The goal is to just get into the Bible and write out Scriptures.

Cultivating and growing in my faith and my walk with God is important to me, it should be important to all believers. It is always one of my most important goals. I even put Write the Word as one of my action items in my Powersheets. This helps me to have a visual to see that reminds me to get into the Bible.

If you are looking to start reading the Bible, need to renew your faith, or just want to try something new, give a Write the Word Journal a try. You will love it as you cultivate what really matters.

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Monday, June 22, 2020


Continuing to count God's sweet blessings...

2765. My husband, an amazing daddy to our kids.

2766. My dad, an amazing dad to his kids and B’bo to his grandkids.

2767. Family time.

2768. Watching strong men swallow human pride and submit to God.

2769. Super comfy summer shoes!

It's your turn! Share something you are praising God for. I would love to rejoice with you.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020


Before you woke up this morning, your day was planned. I am not talking about your daily planner or appointments. I am not talking about your agenda. I am talking about God's plans. God, the author of time, created this day for you. He gave you this day as a gift. He went before you and prepared this day.

For I know the plans I have for you”—this is the Lord’s declaration—
“plans for your well-being, not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
Jeremiah 29:11

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