Birthday Reflections and some NEWS
Annual events cause me to reflect and think about what's important. Around my birthday every year I reflect about where my life is heading, where I've been, and what's been happening. I am such a goal-oriented person. I find myself reviewing my goals that I set back in January. The end of August is a time of reflection and anticipation for me. I love fall weather, and find myself looking forward to the holidays. A new year is just four short months away. Then I look at my goals to see if I've been moving in the right direction, or if I need to make adjustments.
I value lots of things: healthy food, clean and organized home, family time, friends, reading...and the list could go on and on. But what is really important to me? There is only one answer, the reason for my existence and the drive behind all I do:
Really everything comes down to him. God's love, and grace have been extended to me and I am forever grateful and in his debt. I want to spread his good news and share his love.
So I've set some goals, but these are action steps I've taken.
I've signed up to memorize 1 Peter chapter 1.
I am still looking for a good study group. I need some in depth study, and would love some fellowship.
I am trying to be in the moment. Focus attention on my husband when he gets home, and being present with my daughter. Speaking lovingly and keeping Christ in all we do.
Local Friends: Set up play-dates, and lunches monthly.
Blog Buddies: Get to their sites at least once a week, and add valuable comments, encouragement, links back to them and help make their sites better.
If you are reading this, you are either my mom, or a blog buddy. Thank you for all your support, without you I wouldn't have been encouraged to continue with Simply Better. I have big plans for Simply Better in the coming months to continue to spread God's love.
Now for the NEWS! Early this Fall, Simply Better will be launching a free ebook!
(Sorry I can't be more specific about the date right now, still a lot of editing to do!)
Here's an excerpt from the book.
If you are interested in getting an advanced copy and possibly reviewing. Please let me know by sending me an email.
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