The Why and What of This Journey

This morning, I’m sipping Tazo Awake English Breakfast tea from my #blessed mug and feeling every bit of that hashtag in my heart. The pumpkin spice donut? Well, that’s just icing.


For those of you who joined me last week for my re-launch celebration, I want to extend my most sincere thanks. The fact that so many of you cheered, encouraged, and spoke kindness over me, is truly, truly such a special gift.

Since this introvert gal has never been one to fling doors wide open and holler “stare at me,” last week was a beautiful mix of awkward invitation and sweet celebration. If you share that introvert personality, you know that a bit of hibernation is in order after all that fanfare.

My one desire was to praise God for what He has done with this space, to celebrate how truly thankful I am that He has allowed me time and freedom to lay down words and share my heart here.

The re-launch was simply a pause button that allowed the outside of this blog to match its inside content—which has and will continue to be the invitation into real and authentic conversation about this journey of faith.

While the gifts have all been handed out, and the streamers have been gathered up, I want you to know that the doors here are always wide open. You are always welcome and invited in.

Today, I’m taking a moment to stand in awe of God’s wonder {a.k.a. my #oneword for 2016} and prepare to lay down new words. In the meantime, I invite you to read my renovated “About” page—The Heart of Simply for One—and learn a bit more about the “why” and “what” behind my personal journey, and how grateful I am to share this place with you. ♥

By His endless grace,


You can also find these words linked up at my favorite spots:  Purposeful Faith (#RaRaLinkup)Holly Barrett (#testimonytuesday), Jennifer Dukes Lee (#tellhisstory)Holley Gerth (#coffeeforyourheart), and Kristin Hill Taylor (#threewordwednesday).

20 thoughts on “The Why and What of This Journey

  1. I love what you’re doing here, friend. I’m with you on the word “Wonder” although I have to confess that I’ve forgotten it this year. May the Lord bless you and anoint your words as you prepare to lay new ones down.

    1. The best thing about “wonder” is that you don’t have to look that far to rediscover it. I’ve found God brings that word to remembrance when I most need to capture it. Thank you for your faithful encouragement and support, Betsy!

  2. I can totally relate to the introvert heart and the need for hibernation. I used to apologize for it, but then I realized it is how HE made me, and that’s nothing to apologize for. Enjoy your post celebration hibernation, and may God reveal more of Himself to you in your quiet places!

  3. So grateful you are my neighbor at Kristin’s today. I am blessed to come by and visit, read, sip the same tea with you, although mine is iced. As we center on the One Who created us, may we lift each other up in prayer and hold each other in the love with which He loved us first.

  4. Introvert here…staring…waving… “look at me” is so not my thing either! I am glad we both relaunched despite the struggle and are following the pull that Jesus has placed on our hearts to write. Keep writing for His glory girl! :)

  5. I’m an introvert, too, and need to “hibernate” at times, Tiffany. I admire your courage to “fling doors wide open.” :) I just read your new About page, and I love your mission. I always feel welcome here. :) Blessings and hugs to you!

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