Happy New Year! I am guessing your resolution is the same as mine–PEACE! SIMPLY PEACE!!
Last year was a doozy for sure. All I want this year is peace.
I want to find simplicity.
I want to enjoy friends and family.
I want to look for the blessing and ways to BLESS.
I want to stay thankful.
I started this website last January as a place to play.
My “WORD” for 2020 was HOME!
Little did I know how THAT would turn out!
I love homemaking, cooking, travel, hospitality, family and friend time.
My website at patlayton.net is more about ministry and spiritual growth. It is a bit on the more serious side of life. My ministry focus is on healing heartbreak and experiencing spiritual and emotional freedom. It is critical but it can be heavy at times.
The thing I wanted to do here, just didn’t seem to fit there. I needed a new place to play and share my lighter life side, long held passions for home and hospitality.
I was hoping a few friends would join me!
WOW! What a sweet surprise.
Hundreds of friends have joined me! YAH!! I’m thinking some of you may need this too.
As I considered my dreams and goals for 2021, God gave me two words–One was CONFIDENCE! It may seem from the outside looking in that I don’t lack confidence. The truth is, like most of us, sometimes what others see is not always the whole story. I have always struggled with not being “quite good enough”. As a Mom; as a Wife; as a friend…..That STUCK PLACE is a constant “WORK ROOM” where I meet with Jesus often. I am a work in progress. Can you relate?
The second “WORD” God gave me was HARVEST!!
Harvest: a season of gathering; sharing; abundance; celebration!
Last year was filled with serious writing for me. Ministry books and resources.
As I evaluated last year to PENCIL in some plans for 2021 (I’m no dummy!) I wondered what to do with this sweet space.
Keeping a regular blog was likely not going to happen.
So, I landed on a WEEKLY NEWSLETTER.
A sweet spot of simplicity to share just once each week on Saturdays.
My plan is to share a simple idea; discovery; resource that blesses me and blesses you!
I hope you will sign up here on this website, and join me for some Simple Hospitality on Saturdays!
My first issue will release next Saturday–January 16th, 2021.
If you are signed up, it will be in your e-mail-box.
Lets see how it goes :)))
Let me know what you think!