My January Rest is my version of a New Year’s Resolution. But instead of setting goals for the year, most of which will not survive the month, my focus is resting from lessor things—for one month—for the purpose of focusing on greater things.
The Rest is challenging, but oh so fun! How can no sugar be fun? Because it isn’t really about giving up, it is about getting something of greater value. Every year I have learned and grown as I have rested. I’ve laughed at myself and learned from fellow sojourners. I’ve been especially blessed to hear how rest has affected those who have stepped into The Rest.
Really? Truly, I cannot believe it has been nearly a month since I began My January Rest. One more day. … More
Apples always seem like a good idea when I buy them, but somehow they sit instead of being eaten. What I know from experience is that the longer I stay off sugar and the longer I stay off processed food, the more tasty the apples become. It is a type of food magic.
This will be short and sweet because it is late already…how does that happen! I’ve been keeping my list of … More
Since I was diagnosed with osteoporosis last month, lots of bone-jarring, pounding the pavement is in my daily forecast regardless of the weather forecast.
A single month can seem like an eternity at times. That is why each new year requires careful consideration as … More
So long Starbucks…at least for the month of January. Truly, parting is such sweet sorrow. I wasn’t a huge fan … More
January is halfway over and for that, I am sad. This My January Rest has not been as restful as … More
Challenging. That describes the feeling of trying to execute our date night within My January Rest boundaries. My husband suggested several galleries, … More
So far, so good! That is the state of my Rest. It is only a few days in, but if … More
As I’ve reflected on previous year’s My January Rest, I’ve been analyzing what this year’s Rest is to look like. … More
Day four of My January Rest and it seems like it has been weeks! Why? Because choosing to “rest” from … More
My friend marveled at how I have changed over the last few years. Today, as we walked, she reminded me … More
One of my many goals each year, is to take better care of myself. And, as I re-read my 2013 … More