Goodbye Friend, I Will See You In Heaven

Goodbye Friend, I Will See You In Heaven

Two weeks ago my friend of 20 years passed away. Suddenly. Too quick for any of us to get a grip on the thought that she could be gone, let alone absorb the fact that it was true. It still, even today, seems impossible that I can speak about her in the past tense. She […]

Placing Trust Everywhere!

Placing Trust Everywhere!

I finally chose the word “trust” for my “word of the year” because I wanted to work on fully trusting God as I should. So I’ve been thinking about that word a lot, and any time I find myself worrying or feeling like God is absent, I start thinking just trust, which then leads me […]

Appreciating the Mornings

Appreciating the Mornings

I’ve never been a morning person, but as the years have gone on I’ve grown to appreciate morning time more than ever before. I’m the type of person that is just not “with it” in the mornings. It takes me a while to become fully awake. My most awake time of the day is right […]

My Word (Finally) and the Verse That Inspired It

My Word (Finally) and the Verse That Inspired It

I used to think that adopting a special word for the year was dumb, but that was mostly because I couldn’t think of one. Or to put it better, it was because I didn’t allow myself to think of one. I’ve changed my mind on that after seeing some really cool people adopt a word […]

Happy New Year From All of Us at Putting on the New

Happy New Year From All of Us at Putting on the New

One of the things I love best about this blog is the writers! They each have a unique perspective and different opinions and yet, they all have a heart for Jesus. I love hearing their stories and learning about the things that inspire them. I’ve enjoyed the last few posts where they’ve talked about choosing […]

Luke 2:11 (Wallpaper)

Luke 2:11 (Wallpaper)

As we celebrate the season, let’s remember the reason for our joy and gifts and gatherings. I can forget this all too easily this time of year. I created a wallpaper to help me remember.

Proactive Worrying

Proactive Worrying

Every once in a while I get caught up in something I call “proactive worrying.” It’s where I think about something from every angle just to “prepare myself” for happens next. Does that sound smart? It isn’t. When I really stop and think about what God wants me to do, there isn’t anything productive about […]

Manifesting Your Dreams

Manifesting Your Dreams

I’ve been hearing a term tossed around lately that I want to talk about. It’s this: “Manifesting your dreams.” I hang in a lot of creative circles for writers and artists and this is where I’ve heard it most. I wonder if it’s a new buzz phrase or just something that one or two people […]

For When You’re Feeling Sad

For When You’re Feeling Sad

I always feel a little sad at the holidays. You too? I wish I didn’t. I get up and feel joy in my heart and I am grateful for this life and the blessings I have… and yet… this time of year makes me a little sad. My dad died around this time of year […]

With Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving

In the last few years I’ve latched on to the phrase “with Thanksgiving.” I wonder how often I used to do things with thanksgiving. Which things did I take for granted? For instance, for over 20 years I worked at jobs I absolutely hated. They weren’t the right fit for me. They were always creative […]

Finding Peace During the Holidays

Finding Peace During the Holidays

In the last few years I’ve been really drawn to the words of John. Last year at this time I found myself gravitating to this verse:   Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and […]

Giving Thanks (Wallpaper)

Giving Thanks (Wallpaper)

Sometimes it helps to have reminders of what we need to focus on here and there. I like to use different wallpapers or notes on my computer (since I work on my computer most of the day) and thought it might be nice to create one just for you. This is especially pertinent since we’re […]

Putting on the New Wallpaper

Putting on the New Wallpaper

I named our site Putting on the New because of a verse I heard in a Bible study that suddenly stood out for me like it had not done before:   PUT ON THE NEW, EPHESIANS 4:24 (NIV) “… and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.” […]

Taking Time to Appreciate the Sunset

Taking Time to Appreciate the Sunset

I’m pretty wild about sunrises and sunsets. I will stop what I’m doing and just stand there and stare. I’m in awe of them, that God could place us here on earth on an exact axis and speed to have us witness this amazing vision daily – daily! – is nothing short of a miracle […]

He Has What We Need

He Has What We Need

I’ve been dealing with some health issues and was worried about one of them in particular. Worry is a nasty thing, and I know we shouldn’t do it, but alas, there I was worrying anyway. I confided this with a wonderful person in my life who cares about me, but received a response that should […]

When You’re Mad at God

When You’re Mad at God

This week I was reminded of how frustrated we can get with life. It sounds bad, doesn’t it? Shouldn’t we always be thankful for our lives? For the fact that God has given us this life? Well sometimes, life is so hard that you get angry at everything. Even God. Maybe even, especially God. I […]

Interview With Putting on the New Writer Tina Dorward

Interview With Putting on the New Writer Tina Dorward

It’s funny where life takes you and the people you meet. I first met Tina Dorward years ago at a job, we both moved on to other jobs, lost touch, and reconnected through social media. Now here she is writing her heart out and I’m enjoying learning about her in a whole new way. Surely […]

Our Relationship With Him

Our Relationship With Him

One of the things I don’t think I stress enough when I’m talking with non-believers is the benefits of having a relationship with God right now. Here on earth. We talk a lot about the afterlife, and there’s plenty to rejoice with the blessing of eternal life, but there is also a benefit to walking […]