In the last few months, I have found and been using a great resource for my daily quiet time. If you haven’t seen the website Sweet Blessings, you should hop over and take a look! Shannon is the lady behind Sweet Blessings and she sounds like someone I would like to meet in real life. She is a wife, mother and a cancer survivor and through everything she says she is truly blessed by Jesus! I love this attitude!
Shannon posts monthly scripture writing lists and this is what initially drew me to her site. There is a post for each month that may be topic based or based around a holiday such as Christmas. Here is the link for the most recent one and the one that is topic based is here. I am using the topic based one for this month and it is on grace. Basically, the idea is to write a scripture down every day to help you take the time in God’s word. She also provides a free worksheet for you to use for writing the scripture.
But before you think that is all there is on this site, stop! Shannon writes posts that she feels help her and others in the moment. The one that has stuck with me is on forgiveness. It is difficult to forgive others but also ourselves. I loved reading her post on this and was like a salve on a wound on my heart.
Shannon also had some other printables on her website such as chalkboard verses. I plan on printing those out and putting them around to help me focus on God’s word.
I hope you enjoy this wonderful resource and it helps you get closer to the Lord!
Have you ever read or listened to something that affected you immediately? That happened to me on my walk when I listened to a podcast by God Centered Mom featuring Lara Casey from Cultivate What Matters. I found Lara Casey last year around this time in the planner community because of her goal worksheets, PowerSheets. I was very impressed with her faith and realness as a wife, mother and a business woman. In the last few weeks I have started listening to podcasts instead of music when I walk. I asked some friends and someone suggested Heather MacFadyen’s blog and podcasts at God Centered Mom.
I have really enjoyed her podcasts and they have become a favorite of mine. So, when I was looking for one to download and listen to for today’s walk and I found an interview with Lara Casey, it was a no-brainer! If you have been in the position of waiting on God’s plan or maybe trying to balance motherhood with work or a business, then this is a good one for you! In this interview, they talk about Lara’s story of her business and becoming a mother to three littles. I won’t go into it, but HERE is the link for the podcast. Do yourself a favor and go listen to it!! It will bless you in so many ways!
So, it is that time of year again, everyone is talking about setting goals and choosing resolutions for 2017. It can be a little daunting, okay, it can be downright scary. A lot of times I haven’t set any goals because of the time and thinking it involved too much but last year I did it. This year I plan to do it.
How do you pick resources to help? Every time you turn around there is an email or pop-up ad talking about click here and get our worksheets! I am going to mention a few resources that I have looked at and thought I would share with you. Some of these I have and have used but some of them I have not used but like the looks of them.
Last year, I discovered the Powersheets from Lara Casey. You can take a look at them here, and really read about them. I truly love this goal planner and I identify with what Lara Casey talks about her and in her book, Make it Happen. The one problem I had was dedicating time to completing the worksheets. Also, sometimes I procrastinate because I have some type of fear. In this case, I am not sure I was ready to do the reflection required. But, this year in looking at various workbooks, planners and videos; I discovered most of them include the reflecting stage. So with this knowledge, I plan on using my Powersheets this year.
In my goal setting search last year, I found Miss Trenchcoat, or Alexis at Strange & Charmed. She has good business YouTube videos that I have watched and through those, I found her video about setting goals. It is an overview of her workbook that you can buy in her shop, but in the video you can learn a good amount. I considered getting her workbook but I didn’t because I already have the Powersheets and another goal planner. It would be well worth your time to take a look at her YouTube channel and her workbook.
At some point, Facebook suggested a few people for goal setting workshops or webinars. This happens once you search for something enough. One that I found was Kim at Sublime Reflection. She has a free goal setting course on her website, Design Your Destiny for 2017. She has a few blog posts as well as free worksheets to print and use. I have them downloaded and intend to use them as well. One of the reasons is she includes exercises for selecting your word of the year.
The last reference I want to mention is the Crushing It course by Ruth Soukup, which is on her website HERE. Once you sign up for the mini course you will receive an email with the link for the workbook. This workbook goes along with videos that you receive links to in emails over the next few days. A fun thing to note is that you get links to certain worksheets in the workbook that you can use at other times also.
Okay, so these are just a few resources I have found and think would be useful. I am a sucker for planning and goals setting so I tend to gather a few and a few extra. I hope to do a video soon about goal setting and the resources I used and how I used them. I also have a Michael’s Recollections goal planner and I am not sure how I will use it. I am not sure how to integrate it with the Powersheets or if I can do that.
So, work is waiting to be done! Good luck and God bless in the new year!