Stone Soup for Five: {January} my word(s) for 2021

{January} my word(s) for 2021


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17 comments:

  1. Wow! Super powerful and enlightening. Your transparency is encouraging. Thank you!

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  2. Hi Kari. Could I send you a private message? I don’t want to leave it here. Thanks! Julia

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    1. Yes, you can always reply to my emails (those go back to me) or use the contact form above (under my picture. They go directly to me too.)

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  3. Love your words Kari...a lot hit home for me. You have encouraged me and given me some areas to think about and work on doing differently. Self-care and sacrifice---powerful words! Going to journal what they should look like for me. Thanks!

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    1. Awesome! Praise be to God! Let's keep leaning in this year together!

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  4. Me too. You always say it so well. For help with boundaries and weight loss, Check out Barb Raveling’s books, website, if you haven’t already. As well as the I Deserve A Donut app she has. She is all about renewing your mind- take out the lies and replace with truth. I’ve got every book she’s written and her way works like a charm if you do what she says.

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    1. Barb is the one who has really changed how I think about food and boundaries! I love her stuff and her blog so much. I'm currently working (again) for Taste for Truth. I think I should have it by now, but these deep seated sins aren't easy to kill. I feel like Barb is a mentor reminding me that it's not my strength but His.

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  5. Now I'm on my computer and can type more. LOL. This is so me- if you want someone to journey with you, reach out. I love your blog, your words, your guidance. I love that you said we aren't to give ourselves grace we are to ask for God to GIVE us grace. When I said I wanted my words of the year to be "Identity in Christ" I was given self care as a way to honor that. I've struggled with insecurity and weight problems my entire life and I am wanting to soak in what God says about me. Not for the purpose of "self care" which is what my well-intentioned family member thought I should do, but so that I can become the person God wants me to be- so I can be a light for others and carry out His purpose for my life. So I STOP being lost in the mess that is me and START shining the light that is Christ in me.
    Seriously though, Barb Raveling Kari. Check her out. :)

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  6. Thank you,Kari. So,you got me on a couple things...like waiting on kids/others to get it....I been waiting so long I often forget to pray.like try harder. I was raised that way.like feeling exhausted and sitting around.for a while. Not good or productive. We are all waiting for Jesus to come back,right? I’m with you. Let’s wait well. Love and thanks,kara

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    1. Yes, let's wait well. It's hard to learn how to do, but He gives us grace.

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  7. I appreciate you post Kari. I am glad I read it because I would have missed the deeper meaning of your choice. I have been reflecting on my "laziness" lately with the newly acquired knowledge that I have several underdeveloped executive function skills. I am coming to understand the it has two roots, for me. Lack of self care, in that I don't give myself time to play and enjoy life. I "don't have time to play" because I always have too much work to do. Which is a result of lacking the skill of planning. This kind of planning is what are the steps I need to take to get the job done. So what looks like laziness on the surface is a lack of knowledge of what to do to start. It has been an interesting discovery in God,s perfect timing.

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    1. Well, that sounds like a great start! Now we just have to keep practicing the 'die to self' and not trying harder, right?

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  8. Wow - although difficult to read, your thoughts on self care from a Biblical perspective vs the current definition is eye-opening! Need to print this out so I can re-read it when the "me first" attitude shows up again.

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