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schedule, grace & discipline... this has been motherhood for me as of late. i took the month of january to focus on direction for the year and i am slowly easing back into writing, filming and sharing a few things going on in life lately.  it is about 6 a.m. and still dark outside. there is so much quiet in the house and i am snuggled up on the couch trying to find words to share. i typically write at the end of the night when my energy is spent and my thoughts are pushed out between long blinks and the occasional head nod. this year I wanted to try changing that a bit. to switch things up and try writing in the early morning hours before the day begins. my hope is to be more intentionally about scheduling my time. disciplining myself to use my thoughts and words to steer my days in the direction they should go. basically, writing here will be somewhat of an extension of my prayers. 

to be honest, i am pretty much terrified of schedules and discipline. after back-to-back years of pregnancy, breastfeeding and tons of sleepless nights, i have adapted by any means necessary ways of doing things to help me accomplish whatever I can in whatever time ive been given. and, while those ways worked then our season has changed, my babies aren't quite babies anymore and with new found pockets of free time, i am actually able to set my family in more of a rhythm.

its exciting!! but scary for me. I mean, I know that I can handle the baby season, but this new season of moving out and stepping into "new" territory as a family is scary for me. the best way I can describe it is much like the exciting and yet terrifying feeling of bringing home your first baby.  yep, thats pretty much the feeling I get. 

but, as i am looking for the Lord to do  a "new thing" in our lives, i have to learn to focus on HIM, be faithful & consistent. thats the key to killing all of the doubt and fear along the journey. 

i popped onto our main channel to chat a bit about how ive set up my schedule as of late. the flexibility and ease of use among all of my devices makes my iCal my number one choice for organizing life lately. my number one goal in this season is to be a good stewart of my time. 

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"for the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.  therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint but rather be healed. follow peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord." - Hebrews 12:1-14