HI! {I’m sorry I’m shouting I’m just so excited. And I can’t hide it.}

by Caitlin

to do's and to be's

Hi friends!

I sure missed you, but thanks for being gracious and letting me spend some time away.

That being said, I am SO excited about what the Lord taught me while I took a break and where He’s leading Greater Than Rubies.

Honestly, I’ve felt disjointed since the challenge ended in December and struggled with what GTR should look like. I wrote this post, and still wanted to write about those things, but I didn’t feel focused and it stressed me out. Honestly, I wasn’t sure if I was supposed to continue blogging or not.

But during my little break, God used a conversation with a friend about ‘to do’ lists and ‘to be’ lists to transform my plans for this blog.

I’ve always struggled with being mastered by my to do list, and while we were talking about that during coffee not too long ago, my accountability partner shared the idea of a ‘to be’ list. What sort of person do I want to become? If I don’t think about and make plans for those things, there’s a greater likelihood I’ll end up far from those goals.

I couldn’t stop thinking about the idea and one night, the Lord poured tons of ideas into my head and gave me the words to capture what I’m passionate about sharing: simplifying the to do’s and focusing on the to be’s.

There are things on our to do lists that just have to get done- but that’s not what our lives should be centered around. How can we be good stewards of what we’ve been given? Accomplish things more efficiently? Spend more time focusing on the people God is making us into?

I’m planning to research and share ways to simplify:

  • cooking and meal planning;
  • family finances;
  • housekeeping and cleaning;
  • time management and schedule;
  • & wardrobe and beauty-

All so that more time will be focused on who we’re becoming. So GTR will also feature what I discover about thought and behavior patterns, goal planning, and take a closer look at some admirable to be’s.

I’m so excited about where the Lord is leading and I hope you’ll take this journey with me!

Thanks again for your sweet words while I was away. Y’all are the best!

PS If you’re in the DFW area, come out to our Fashion Show benefitting Cornerstone NCT tonight!