2017 Word of the Year: Transformation

Some do resolutions, I do word of the year. Around September I start praying and watching for confirmation. Sometimes the words come later in the year, and I’ve had them as early as October. That was the case for this year. The words have been abundance, revive, chosen, preposterous, perspective and fierce. All good. This year? Transformation. And in my innocence, I try to define what the word will mean…

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Thankful for Perspective

I don’t know how to explain it, but I had a feeling in the pit of my stomach 2016 was going to be a long haul. Some things I knew were happening—a wedding in the same time frame as a graduation. A child’s genetic testing. Another child transitioning from high school to college. But, as the year unfolded, there were plenty of surprises. I felt a stirring I attribute to…

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Introducing Surrendered Scribe Media

What a year this has been already! I now see why my words for the year are fierce and perspective. It takes fierce determination to surrender my plans for God’s and move forward with them. Through other transitions (namely my husband announcing his job change that allows him to work from home, something that has evolved from twice a week to every day,) I’ve pushed through fear, doubts and constant…

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My 2016 Words of the Year

Yep, you read it right. Words. In 2013 it was ABUNDANCE. 2014? CHOSEN AND PREPOSTEROUS. 2015 was all about REVIVE. Each year I pray for the word or words and invest them into a theme for the year. It’s amazing to watch God work. The word/s always come back with full meaning at the end of year. I am certain 2016 will be no exception. This is the earliest I’ve…

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Saturday Confession: The Bird Poop Perspective

Last week we took a quick trip back to our hometown to visit family. It was the first time in awhile all four of us were together in the same car, so I was the passenger. Right away I noticed something. There was bird poop covering quite a bit of my side of the window. My husband was out of wiper fluid and the car wash we tried to go…

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Thanksgiving 2013: Perspective and Abundance

Thanksgiving speaks so many things to me. Pumpkin pie. Turkey. Thanksgiving parade. Family. Time passing on traditions in the kitchen. No matter where we are, Ohio or New York, just the four of us or extended family, I always try to take extra time to reflect on our blessings. The word God gave me for 2013 was abundance. What a beautiful word. And what a faithful God. Abundance of healing…

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