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 among my favorite things i love about gardening are the tools – especially the old, weathered, well-seasoned ones

i use them to work the earth in the spring, to dig weeds in the summer, and to rake in the fall

the humble hoe, spade, or rake. . . they are all symbols of work

because gardening is work


i’ve been thinking about the changes i want to make this year

 they all take work!


eating healthy means my will power is working overtime

getting fit is work – that’s why it’s called a workout!

trying to keep life balanced takes daily effort

more God and less me is a constant struggle

where’s the easy button?


i find the following passage in Ephesians a source of comfort and encouragement:

‘Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think’ -Ephesians 3:20 (NLT)

his mighty power

infinitely more



don’t try to make changes in your life on your own

God is the easy button!

it still is work, but God is at work within us

that’s powerful

that’s grace


so let’s do this!

make some changes in your life

let’s start right now

with God all things are possible

– Tracy

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i love the start of a new year

so much potential

so many possibilities lie ahead


i spent the first day of 2015 reflecting and journaling

a luxury that did my soul good

as i look back, so much to be grateful for

as i look ahead, a fresh path of possibilities

dreams and goals

wondering what God has in store for me


to keep me focused i like to choose one word every year

one little word

a word that resonates with me

encompasses what i need to work on

a word that will help me grow


last year my word was SHINE

i chose this passage to give it spiritual meaning

‘let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.’ – Matthew 5:16


this year my one little word is BECOME

it means to change and to grow

i want to focus on more of what God wants than what i want

to use my gifts that he’s blessed me with

and to live out my calling ( and discover what that is!)

i couldn’t decide which passage i liked best, so i’m using two

‘. . .be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will..’ – Romans 12:2


‘…being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.’ – Philippians 1:6


i encourage you to choose your own little word

find a scripture passage to help define it

pray about it

then live it everyday the best you can


here’s to a year of possibilities

and to a gracious God who walks with us every step of the way

– Tracy

learn more about ‘One Little Word’ here

as long as we are talking about words, check out A Word For Women and subscribe to their weekly devotions.

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