17 thoughts on “Details… Details… Details

  1. That's a really interesting word choice, Kari. I don't really have a word this year, but I have clear goals. I want to let go of difficult relationships as much as possible, write an ebook, and publish the first volume in a curriculum I'm working on. I think that's more than enough, don't you? Happy new year, friend!

  2. Success for 2014 is in the details being revealed one day at a time. Anticipate the revelation of the details that God has planned for each of us. Happy New Year! As I enter my retirement years, I look forward to the details yet to be revealed in the coming days.

    • Thank you for this, Coach. So often, I want to get stuff all at once, but you're so right in that God meters out revelation of details, and His timing is perfect. Also am very inspired by people like you who expect more of God in their retirement years and don't view them as a time to coast. There's a lot more I could say on this topic, but let's leave it at the fact that this helps me at least start looking forward to the second half of life.

  3. I am a big believer that the details matter. One of my most favorite quotes is by Bruce Barton who said.. "When I consider what tremendous consequences come from little things, I am tempted to think there are no little things."

  4. I've never been a one word person or a resolution person, so I cannot comment on that aspect directly. Indirectly, however? Relationships are formed in the details of caring for one another, of asking how the other is doing and paying attention to the answer – both the one given and the one spoken between the lines. Friendships build from relationships. Grateful to call you friend, Kari – we'll keep on working out the details as we go, I suspect. May God bless us all, and continue to watch over us as He has been doing.
    My recent post The Years Draw Nigh

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  6. After reading many of your post Kari I can see how the word fits you…details. God loves details too and He has put in the details of salvation in every book of the Bible for all to read. And He so cares for the details of our life and that makes me love Him more. Good word…

  7. Fantastic word! Details really matter when it comes to the areas in our life. We can't rush past life's details because if we do our life will fall apart. Great quotes!

    • Thanks, Dan. You're so right in our need to focus on details sort of as the glue for life. I think they are they key in pushing past my battle with average, but that's another topic for another time.

  8. These one-word goals intrigue me. I think one day I'll make a one-word goal like "Coffee." Heh.
    My short list of goals for the moment is: 1. Finish some big work projects by the end of Jan. 2. Dial down on a new path in my business that I'm pursuing. 3. Take my blog/ministry to the next level. 4. Keep working out and losing weight until I look ridiculously good naked.
    My recent post Numbering Your Days While Kneeling by a Deathbed

    • I kind of combine the one-word approach with the traditional approach. I let a word choose me (meaning, the Holy Spirit reveals it to me), and then I write some goals (usually 5-10) that focus on specific areas of my life and how that word applies to them. Although, when I saw your one-word suggestion of "coffee," I seriously considered changing mine. I mean, how fun would it be to focus a year on coffee… I am thoroughly distracted now! Regarding the goals you listed, do you have specifics under how to achieve each of them? I am guessing you do based on what I know about you, but I have to ask. Let me know if you need someone to brainstorm or bounce ideas off of, with the exception of the last part of #3. I want nothing to do with that. Nothing personal.

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