Monday Meditation

Monday Meditation

Give praise to the LORD, proclaim his name;

make known among the nations what he has done.

Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts.

Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice.

Look to the LORD and his strength;

seek his face always.

Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced, you his servants, the descendants of Abraham, his chosen ones, the children of Jacob.

He is the LORD our God; his judgments are in all the earth.

Psalm 105:1-7 (NIV, emphasis mine)

I was sick the majority of last week. I was feeling very weak, to say the least, so my heart and mind needed reminders of God’s strength.

Did you know that there are TONS of verses describing how strong he is? It was comforting to read through as many as I did.

My hope is that you will look to the Lord for your strength this week.


The Saturday Morning Review–”My Blog Plan”

The Saturday Morning Review

(Affiliate links are present in this post. And just so you know, I was given a copy of My Blog Plan for the purpose of reviewing it. No other compensation was received and the opinions given are my own. You can read my complete Disclosure Policy if you so desire.)


My Blog Plan

I’m pretty sure you’ve seen something about Home Educating Family’s line of homeschool and student planners before. I’ve even done a couple of reviews! The most recent is the 4-year high school student planner. I absolutely love these planners.

So you can imagine my excitement when I heard that HEDUA was coming out with a Blog Planner. Yes, please!

This is from the Home Educating Family website:

Our newest planner! Whether you’re a seasoned blogger or brand new to the blogging world, you’ll want My Blog Plan to help you stay motivated and on track. Packed full of insider tips and practical articles from experts, My Blog Plan will help you focus on your personal goals, stay on schedule, and provide inspiration to bring your blogging to another level. With the same distinctive look you’re used to from our entire line of Well Planned Day Planners, a special bonus of 6 months is included for an 18-month planner–runs from July 2014-December 2015.

And this blog planner does not disappoint. If you click on the picture of the planner above, you will be taken to the HEDUA store where you can actually look inside and see the types of pages contained in My Blog Plan.

If you don’t want to do that, however, here’s a list of some of the great things you get in this planner:

  • Practical articles about blogging, such as SEO 101, Five Tips for Editing Your Blog Posts, Beating the Blog Busters, and many more
  • Beginning of the year goals, purpose, general management pages, and planning pages
  • Monthly at-a-glance calendars
  • Weekly calendars for writing in posts, ideas, social media shares, reminders, and views
  • Product review and giveaway planning and implementing pages to keep you organized
  • Blank note pages for post ideas

I downloaded a free set of blog planning pages earlier in the year, and since I don’t have a color printer at home and I really wanted the pretty colors included in the pages, I took my memory stick to Office Max (or Staples–I honestly don’t remember) and paid a hefty sum to get everything printed.

What I thought would save me money–and time–didn’t do either.

My Blog Plan, in my opinion, at $19.95 for 376 full-color, spiral-bound pages and 18 months worth of goodness, is a much better option!

My only “complaint” about this planner is the size. Personally, I would prefer that it be the same as the full-size Well-Planned Day planner so I could fit it in my pretty Well-Planned Day binder. (My Blog Plan is the same size as the On-The-Go planner, which I know many enjoy because it fits easily into a purse or book bag.)

Even though this is the 2014-2015 My Blog Plan and doesn’t “officially” start until July, I’ve already begun writing in it and planning ahead.

And any planner that motivates me to do that is a gold mine.




Monday Meditation

Monday Meditation

The end of the world is coming soon. Therefore, be earnest and disciplined in your prayers. Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins. Cheerfully share your home with those who need a meal … [Continue reading]