The Open Door

The Open Door

As we begin another year, we will commit to – “let the peace of Christ rule in our hearts; and be thankful.” For some of us, 2016 was a very good year, for others it was a traumatic year, and for many it was a life changing year. Whatever your position in 2016 – wonderful, […]

My 2017 Word: Connect

My 2017 Word: Connect

It’s that time of year again. Time to decide how you want the new year to be. How you want to be in the new year. It’s a time for contemplation and reflection. For me, it’s a time to choose a word to focus on. It’s a word I want to aspire to. A word that will […]

3 Steps to a Better 2016

3 Steps to a Better 2016

HAPPY NEW YEAR! It’s hard to believe another year has come and gone, but the calendar says it’s so. How was 2015 for you? I pray that it was all that you hoped for and even more. If not, I’ve got a few suggestions to make 2016 better. If it was, you might still benefit […]

A New Year’s Resolution You Can Fulfill

A New Year’s Resolution You Can Fulfill

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”—————- 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NKJV) This is the season many of us are making resolutions to be better in 2016 than we were in 2015 –  to lose weight, eat more healthy, exercise more, pursue […]

Back to the Basics

Back to the Basics

Wow…it’s a brand new year. 2016 is here! Can you believe it? Believe it or not, it took me by surprise. One day, I was rocking along and the next, POW! 2015 was gone. Did it sneak up on you like that? I hope not… But I have to say…this year hit me like a […]

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 […]

Facing the New Year

Facing the New Year

It’s that time. The time of year when everyone starts thinking ahead to the next year. Thoughts of newness fill our minds whether or not we believe in making resolutions. Some of us are happy to say adios to 2015 while others know that this year will hold a special place in their hearts. No […]

Driving Backwards – Guilt In The Driver’s Seat

Driving Backwards – Guilt In The Driver’s Seat

I make mistakes. Huge ones, small ones, medium sized ones, just lots of them. Looking back at this past year, I see so many things that I could have done better. As a mom, guilt floods in at the very mention of my shortcomings. You would think that sitting down to reflect on last year […]

Memories For A New Year

Memories For A New Year

I don’t know if it’s just me, but coming home for Christmas tends to bring out my introspective side. The minute I walk through the door of my childhood home, the memories flood over me, wrapping me in warm blankets of familiarity and coaxing a settled smile to my lips. Home. A word. A place. […]