Posts in Faith + Encouragement
The Time Tithe — Intro

I don’t have enough money. I don’t have enough time.

Have you ever said one of those? I have. Many times.

We have all complained at one time or another about this very issue. We want to play catch with our kid, but we have to finish that work we brought home first. We want to go on a date with our spouse, but our kids have to get to soccer practice, or dance, or piano, or [insert the millionth other thing]. We really want to go to that Bible study, but we have to cook dinner for the family. We want to grow our business, but we have to finish doing XYZ first. (And I won’t lie… sometimes that “XYZ” is a Netflix show — there’s a reason I’m doing this time tithe, y’all.. lol).

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Choose a Theme Word to Set the Tone for Your Year

At the end of every December, I spend time in my journal reflecting about the year that just passed and anticipating the one that is to come. 

For four years now, I’ve done this by choosing a word, or two, that I feel is consistently put on my heart, and I pray over that word(s) to be something that I’m focused on in the upcoming year. 

It’s important to set the tone for how you want your year to go. I believe it’s equally important to write it down in a prominent location you can frequently refer to, to see what kind of progress you are making. 

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Content vs. Complacent: Which will you be in the new year?

Since I was a little girl, I knew in my spirit that I was gifted in the creativity department. I remember as early as 2 years old, painting Lion King pictures with my dad; I was coming up with stories as early as 4, and writing full-on poetry by kindergarten. I had an innate ability to visualize ideas and craft them into something aesthetic.

I believe as a little kid, we tend to more accurately know who we are destined to be than we do as we grow older and get lost in the noise of society. We go from dreaming about fulfilling our highest potential to, “Oh crap, how am I going to pay rent?”

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