February Goals

The birds have been singing to-dayAnd saying: “The spring is near!The sun is as warm as in May,And the deep blue heavens are clear.– “In February” by John Addington Symonds We are inching closer and closer to spring—I can feel it. February brings glimpses of life below the surface: bulbs pushing through the frozen ground,…

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My 2024 Goals and Word of the Year

“New Year’s Day is a good time to fix one’s eyes on the only One who knows what the year is to hold.” — Elisabeth Elliot Like my friend Erin, I, too, feel like I’m tiptoeing into 2024, taking it slow and carefully considering each step. You, too? December was full: a month of loss,…

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2024 Goal Setting: 2023 Year in Review

‘Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.’ Yes, indeed. 2023 was the year I grieved my Dad through all the first anniversaries (the anniversary of his baptism, Father’s Day, his birthday, the anniversary of his death, etc.), the year we renovated our health, my first year as a full-time homemaker, and—among many…

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December Goals, What Matters Most

Snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow,In the bleak midwinter long ago.Our God, Heaven cannot hold Him, nor earth sustain;Heaven and earth shall flee away when He comes to reign.– Christina Rosetti I’m in an airport, on my way to be with my best friend from home, who went into hospice last night.…

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November Goals

Our twilight month November is,The evening of the year.The brilliant summer noontide leftA pallor soft and clear.– “November” by Ruby Archer October brought autumn delights: changing leaves, fall seedlings in the garden, new birds at our feeders, and our last trip of the year: a long weekend in a 100-year-old house on a little island…

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