My Best News Yet for 2021
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I struggle to stay in the present. My mind likes to drift toward the future…future plans, future ideas, future to-do’s.

And while those things are good and necessary uses of our present moments—they can make our future moments more pleasant when we arrive there!—my goal is to remain in this moment, enjoy this time, relish God in this grace.

What I’ve discovered the past three years is that when I play with my two granddaughters, I stay present. I’m engaged. And enthralled. In this moment.

For 2021, my opportunities to stay grounded in the present will go from 2x to 3x. After the gift of two granddaughters from our oldest daughter Morgan, our youngest daughter Jenna will give us a grandSON in May!

I’ve never been more surprised than when Jenna let us guess she was pregnant. Can you tell

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We only raised daughters. We then had two granddaughters.

So the introduction of a little boy into the clan will be something new for us. I’ll be looking for boy advice.

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I expect this child will capture my attention in every way like my granddaughters have done.

And I can’t wait to be mesmerized by him. He’ll keep me in the moment.

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Featured Post—Live Known

Even though my grandson doesn’t know me yet, I already know I love him. When Jeanne writes about choosing “Known” as her One Word this year, I remember how much God knows us. And loves us. More than we can ever know or understand.

“I have a sense God is inviting me to learn how to “live known.” I know that God knows me…I sense God wants me to trust Him completely.”

Read Jeanne’s post here about how she is transitioning from “Present” in 2020 to “Known” in 2021 at her blog,, then link up your own blog posts below.

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18 thoughts on “My Best News Yet for 2021
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  1. Laurie

    Congratulations on your new grandson! As the mother of 3 boys and the grandmother of 3 grandsons, I can tell you from experience boys are so much fun! Blessings to the new young family.

  2. Trudy

    Congratulations, Lisa! Such wonderful news to start the new year! And I’m so with you on how playing with those precious little ones can keep us grounded to the present. 🙂 Love and blessings to you!

  3. BettieG

    Oh congratulations on such wonderful news! I agree–those little grandbabies helps us to focus on the precious moment at hand, one little life at a time. I pray for sweet blessings upon you and your family this year!

  4. Susan Nowell @ My Place to Yours

    Lisa, this is such wonderful news! I’m so happy for all of you. As the mother of two daughters–and Nonna to two grandsons–I can tell you that boys are so much easier than girls! LOL Your little guy will absolutely charm your heart. What a precious gift in this year of heavy hearts and uncertainty. Of this you can be CERTAIN: Your life will be forever changed by the addition of your little man! Congratulations, my friend, and blessings on this baby and his family.

  5. Nancy Ruegg

    Love the video and very much appreciate your observation about grandchildren keeping us in the moment. Hadn’t thought of that before, and you are so right, Lisa. One more reason to love those little people!

  6. Anita Ojeda

    I love your daughter’s t-shirt 🙂 <3. And get ready for a whirlwind! We raised girls and have one grandson–what a difference between the two sexes (or maybe it's just their personalities–who knows?). I cherish every moment I get to spend with him–even the mundane ones of sitting on the floor watching him build with legos.

  7. Paula Short

    Congratulations Lisa and Family. It’s A Boy!!! Yay!. Well I can’t give you any boy advice as I have 2 adult daughters and no grandchildren yet. To God be the Glory. Blessings.
    Visiting from #TellHisStory

  8. April Harris

    Lisa, I want to thank you for sharing this precious moment in your family’s life with us at Hearth and Soul! This is such lovely news and I am so happy for you all. Thank you for sharing and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party Community. I’m featuring this post at the party this week. Take care, and I wish you a wonderful week!

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