Word Focus for the Year: Praise

I started a couple of years ago choosing a word to focus on for one whole year.  Throughout the year I keep a small journal with me, so I can write down ideas, quotes, Scripture, thoughts, or anything that I come across that strikes me and has to do with the year’s word. There is kind of a movement surrounding choosing one word to focus on for a year.  Often it has to do with ditching resolutions and simplifying to just picking a word.  I get it.  But I do also love making resolutions each year.  Sometimes I follow through … Continue Reading →


Intentionality with Music

“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” (Philippians 4:8 ESV) “I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands.” (Psalm 63:4 NIV) What kind of music fills your home and car? I have found that the more I listen to music that sings of God’s goodness and His truth and inspires me to offer up praise to Him, the more I … Continue Reading →