YES!

Happy New Year, dear friends! 2018… Are you someone who sets new year’s resolutions?  Do you feel like the turning of another year is like starting with a clean and new slate? When Sara was alive, she was involved in a group called One Word 365. After losing dad in 2010 and then Sara in…

Reflecting on the Year

I hope you all had a very blessed Thanksgiving! My husband Jeff and I were having a conversation a couple of weeks ago and I asked him…”When you think back on this year, what do you think? How do you feel?” He proceeded to tell me that the year has felt like a whirlwind. After…

Day 10 Be Intentional — Be Still

Psalm 46:10 “Be still and know that I am God.” Be still…it seems counter-intuitive to be still, especially when we are struggling or have a lot to do. I think many of us can agree and have said many times, the phrases… “Time goes by too fast.” “Life is too busy.” We don’t feel like we have…

Day 3 Be Intentional — Love God above all else

What do you treasure most in your life? What do you spend most of your time doing? What do your goals revolve around? I assume most of us treasure, set goals, and spend most of our time doing that which makes us happy. And yes, God wants us to be happy. The thing is, our lives…

Day 1 Be Intentional — It’s Not About Me.

IT’S NOT ABOUT ME! I have been reflecting on this past year of my life and although I keep telling people that I pray 2018 is better than 2017, the journey I have walked in 2017 has made a huge impact on my life.  In January of this year, I was diagnosed with breast cancer….

31 Days of Be Intentional

Hello friends! How would you like to be part of 31 days of “Be Intentional?” The last couple of years, in honor of my sister Sara, I chose to join the 31-day challenge. The first year I chose the topic of Choose Joy and the second year the topic was Choose Surrender. Since the launch…

Milestones

2 Chronicles 15:7 “But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.” Last Friday was a big milestone on this cancer journey. I have finally finished chemotherapy! A journey that has lasted about 6 months. I am so grateful to each of you for your prayers, support, and love…

A True Gift

Gratitude without expressing it is like having a present and not opening it.   ~William Arthur Ward When I began Gitz ‘n Jo this year, my vision and purpose were to continue the ministry/discipleship that Sara began in 2008 with her blog Gitzengirl.  To continue to bring perspective and thoughts to others on how to…

A Survivor

Tomorrow marks 11th of 12 weekly chemo treatments! I also met with the Radiation Oncologist this week to discuss my radiation treatment. It was decided that I would begin the 33 days of daily radiation the week after I am finished with Chemo. Although radiation will be something I need to do every day, the…

Where is your focus?

Something that has been a frustration for me lately, has been all the things that I can’t do. And then I ran across the above teaching from Sara… “I think that we find what we are meant to do when we stop focusing on what we are kept from doing.” Wherever your focus is, your…