The Most Important Work

The Most Important Work

Sunday evenings I sit down with my Simplified Planner and write out the upcoming week's appointments, to-dos, and plans.

It clears my mind of all the thoughts, hopes, and goals doing circles in my head when I can just get it down on paper. I tentatively write tasks I aim to do on certain days of the week...

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Meal Planning Notepad

Meal Planning Notepad

What is it about paper goods and office supplies that just bring a sense of satisfaction to us type-A personalities? Making lists, checking off lists, writing with new pens on fun paper, it's just the best! Yikes–the geek in me is really shining through today. 

I've talked before about the avid fan of meal planning...

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Glorious Day

Glorious Day

Yesterday was a great day. I was joy-filled, content, at peace and rested. Despite the snow (!) in April and the struggles and busyness of life, I felt more reason to rejoice than I have in weeks. 

Sometimes you hear something so often you become calloused to its impact and power. At our Bible study this week, we focused on the resurrection of Jesus Christ. With Easter around the corner and all it's an appropriate topic. I've heard since I was little that Jesus died on the cross and rose three days later. 

But friends! As we stop to ponder the significance of that, the implications for our life, how can we not be moved to...

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Friday 5: Favorite Instagram Letterers

Friday 5: Favorite Instagram Letterers

Today I'm launching a new series covering a wide array of topics, Friday 5, that you can expect every week. If there's a 5 you want to know about, comment below.

Instagram is most definitely my go-to social media site. I love being able to see a quick glimpse into a person's day, job, hobby, etc. 

As one of my hobbies is hand-lettering, I love checking out what other people in this niche are up to. Here...

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Spirit Lead Me

Spirit Lead Me

My husband and I spent the last year living in Slovenia. A wonderful, spectacular place filled with the friendliest, sweetest people. This fall we head back for the next five years. Yes, you read that correct. 

Here we get the privilege of meeting students and building a campus ministry for the university students of Ljubljana (the capital city where we live).

There are so many aspects about this beautiful...

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Precious Jesus

Precious Jesus

Jordan and I recently had dessert with a very fun and interesting couple. The husband is a handwriting analyst. Now, being a lover of all things handwriting, typography, calligraphy, lettering, etc., I couldn't wait to meet him and hear about this profession! 

From initially just seeing my signature (of only my first name, Niki), this man knew more about me than most people discover after a year of spending time with me.

One thing he said in particular struck me...

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