Looking ahead at thriving with peace and simplicity

Snowy roadI wonder what is beyond that turn in the road?

I don’t know what is ahead for 2014, but I’m breathing a sigh of relief at what I’ve left behind as 2013 draws to a close. It was a good year in many ways, but it is a relief to move forward after shedding some online ruts and stress that needed to go.

I anticipate 2014 is going to be an even better year.

When I was thinking of a word for this year, the one that popped into my mind was thriving. Not just getting by. Not just making do. Not just settling. But thriving. So thriving it is. I’m trusting God for good things ahead, a year of moving forward by leaps and bounds in every area of my life – spiritual, physical, emotional, professional and financial.

What are you anticipating in 2014? Do you have a word for the year? What do you hope to see around that curve in the road?

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The ultimate simple Christmas gift I am giving myself

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After thinking about it for a few months, I decided to give myself the ultimate simple Christmas gift.

I deleted all of the posts on this blog. And I completely deleted my A Woman’s Freedom in Christ blog.

The content of both are not completely gone. David set up a section on my computer where I can access everything I ever wrote. Some of it I wanted to keep. Some of the learning things I will rework for my learning blog.

But there were over 2,150 posts on the two sites and I was tired of wading through them, seeing things that no longer reflected who I am as a person now after blogging for eight years, etc. I’ve had enough of the stress of writing about the women’s issue.

So I’m giving myself the Christmas gift of starting fresh. Of letting go.

Of getting back to what I originally started blogging about – simplicity, peace, grace, home, family.

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