Journey

2017 Offers An Invitation to New Things!

Newness

Fresh. Invitational. Possibilities. Wide open doors. Blank canvas.

“I’ve learned that fear limits you and your vision. It serves as blinders to what may be just a few steps down the road for you. The journey is valuable, but believing in your talents, your abilities, and your self-worth can empower you to walk down an even brighter path. Transforming fear into freedom – how great is that?” Soledad O’Brien

2017 is fresh before me inviting me to the new possibilities that are just ahead of me. It’s exciting. I am a processor. I want to take in every part of the journey. I want to glean the pearls of wisdom and insight along the way. I want to eat of the bread and then turn around and sprinkle a breadcrumb trail behind me.

From time to time my fears tell me that there is no need for my talents and abilities. I get to choose who I believe. This new year I am walking into for 11 days now is offering newness.

Fresh vision of what can be done with the crumbs gives new life to my thoughts. I am not one to make a new year’s resolution. Yet I do approach each new year both looking back and looking forward. What have I lived through? What have I learned? What lessons can be caught along the way? How can I live them out loud?

I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to be blinded by fear.

I want VISION to be the very thing that beckons me to keep walking down the bright path.

Each of us has a particular part to play in the bigger vision of our world. The decisions we make day by day determine whether or not that part is fulfilled. Do you know that your part is valuable? If I am honest, I know that the part I’ve been given is valuable, but I have lacked the ability to make good decisions at times to make the definitive decisions to move forward one thing at a time.  The decisions are the pillars that hold the vision high. Not for ourselves, but for others to benefit from.

Can we walk into the newness of 2017 together? I would love to hear about your vision!

  • What is the vision you’ve been given?
  • What decisions need to be made in January 2017 in order to affect the next three months?
  • Who can you share the vision & decisions with & ask them to pray with you?
  • Who are the people you can ask to be a part of the decision going forward?

What are you waiting for?

LET’S DO THIS THING!

Visioning WITH you,

                                        Karen 

 

 

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Peace Be Still JOY

It’s been over a month now since I made a decision to be intentional about finding JOY in each new day. I remember about one year ago when I was shown Ann Voskamp‘s blog, how I was drawn in by her two fold invitation. The first – to glimpse into her world, her heart, and the beauty that is her family and the land they call home. The second – to join her in a journey to embracing each new day with gratitude.

I was encouraged through reading her blog, to learn to bring my own voice and passions to the pages of Heart to Heart Journey. Loving photography I made a decision to collect one year of photographs, day by day, completely separate of Heart to Heart Journey. And then it came to me!

I find JOY in photography. By using these photos I can share bits and pieces from the classrooms I’ve spent time in.

Day 42 of 365 Days of JOY

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It’s a daily challenge to Be Still. To unplug from all that demands our attention. Technology in abundance is the new norm.

Self discipline begs us to choose. Will we disappoint? Or will we find the peace & JOY that awaits us in learning to be still?

What helps YOU to be still?