4 Things I Love About a New Year

I absolutely LOVE the New Year and all that comes with it: new journal filled with blank pages, new planner ready to be filled, new pens and markers, and new empty, fresh files. It’s like preparing for back to school all over again. Organizing, planning, and designing makes me heart happy! After all, doesn’t the

Why I Want to End 2016 Well

I grew up in a musical home – I married a singer/songwriter so music is often a go to for me when I need comfort, when I need to relax or when I want to set the tone. Music is everything!! One thing I learned from my husband is the importance of ending a song

Extraordinary Strategist

Hello all!!  I am so excited to share with you a blog from my dear, Vanessa McGee!!! I knew the first time she shared it with me that I wanted to share it with you. SO GOOD, SO TIMELY!!! Hugs, Marie Extraordinary Strategist Feeling a bit overwhelmed?  Too much to do and not enough time to

For What Are You Preparing?

There’s nothing quite as special as reading a passage of scripture and hearing God speak to your heart. “Better is one day in your courts than thousands elsewhere.” Some days, especially frosty winter mornings, I love to sit in His presence all day, reading the Bible and then combing through the internet for inspiration that

One of the Most Difficult Lessons I Have Had to Learn

Thank you for letting me inundate your newsfeed with announcements about my book release. This book was birthed out of an act of obedience. It’s been quite a journey; I’ve laughed and I’ve cried through the writes and rewrites of it all. It all started years ago when Kent watered the seed that God had

I’m Thankful for My Village! How About You?

It takes a village!! It’s the TRUTH!!!  There’s NO way we can do this thing called life alone! We need each other – God created it that way. He created us for community and when we don’t have community we’re lonely, isolated, and if we’re not careful we can become bitter, grouchy, critical, and down-right

How To Make A Meatball

How To Make A Meatball by Marie Armenia is a must read. Just saying the name Marie Armenia takes me back so many years. Phil and Marie Armenia have been a part of my life since my young days as a teenager.  I wanted to be just like them when I grew up. They were

A Wide-Open Love

There’s something completely amazing about the way God continues to seek, pursue and love His children. He’ll do just about ANYTHING to grow us into a closer relationship with Him. The last couple months have been a growing time for me. It’s not always easy but it’s definitely worth it. Love has been the theme

I Am Not A Moron

I was called a moron twice last night. OK, it was in my dream but it still hurt. I can’t remember all the details of the dream. Isn’t that like some dreams? We can get teary-eyed during the dream and when we wake up we can’t remember the details. But here's what little I do

What The World Needs Now is Love, Sweet Love

My husband Kent has been on tour the past weekwith Jackson Heights. I was able to catch a few of the shows live and thanks to social media I have been able to watch some of the other shows from afar. I must say, my favorite Facebook Live moment was watching him sing the song