Saying “Yes” to My Children

“Once I decided that my children were God’s best will for my life, I saw all of my life through this grid. So when I went through my day, in general, if an interruption came into my life, since my “grid” said, “My children are my decided and valued priority,” then I could say yes to my children and put the other non-essential things aside because it did not fit with my priorities. The other tasks and goals in my life are secondary to the plans I have made to keep the Lord, my children and my husband first.”

-Sally Clarkson, Cultivating Kindred Spirits and Choosing Priorities

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31 Days to a Fresh Blog Start!

I feel like starting over, going back to my blog roots.

I had such joy when I first began writing online back in 2007 (first with a family blog, and then with Like a Warm Cup of Coffee), and I’d love to experience that enjoyment again. In fact, I figure I’ll just pretend I’m starting from scratch! I’m going to start fresh, but not.

Know what I mean?

Want to join me? I’m joining Nester’s 31 Days link-up by hosting a 31 Days to a Fresh Blog Start – Starting Over, But Not series! Sound fun? Do it with me! Let’s rekindle that love of writing we had when we first began. Let’s imagine we’re blogging for the first time! You might want to even pick up Problogger’s First Week of Blogging or 31 Days to Build a Better Blog. Maybe you’d prefer Bryan Allain’s 31 Days to Finding Your Blogging Mojo. Heck, maybe you just want some writing inspiration, in which I recommend You Are a Writer by Jeff Goins. Maybe you want to start over by being fierce with your time and setting some serious boundaries on your blogging (that’s what I’m doing – strict hours – so I don’t abuse my family). In that case, might I suggest Blogger Behave, Time Management 101 (free!) or Tell Your Time.

If you want to do your own 31 Days, head here and join! If you want to take the Fresh Blog Start challenge with me, grab a “Fresh Start” button and follow along! You can add a Fresh Start button by right clicking on it and then clicking on “save image as”. Just as an FYI, I won’t be posting on the weekends.

This is going to be fun! See you tomorrow for Day 1!

Links to the series (I will update these each day):

Day 1 – Fierce Boundaries

Day 2 – Passion & Purpose

Day 3 – What is Your Blog Mission Statement?

Day 4 – What I Know Now (a new link-up) What I Know Now (When Ideals Become Idols)

Day 5 – Writing Out of Your Mission (The Next Phase of 31 Days)

Day 6 Weekend

Day 7 Weekend

Day 8 Giving Yourself Grace on Those Days

Day 9 A Real Professional

Day 10

Day 11

Day 12

Day 13 Weekend

Day 14 Weekend

Day 15

Day 16

Day 17

Day 18

Day 19

Day 20 Weekend

Day 21 Weekend

Day 22

Day 23

Day 24

Day 25

Day 26

Day 27 Weekend

Day 28 Weekend

Day 29

Day 30

Day 31

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