New Year, New Office


deskOne of my personal resolutions for this year is to be better about blogging here on  With my regular contributions to Faith & Family Live and Today’s Catholic Woman, plus the writing of a book last year, my personal blog here got a bit neglected.  But the truth is, I LOVE blogging, sharing those little tidbits of things that fill a moms’ days — the ups and downs and in betweens — where you can so tangibly feel grace and the hand of God in your life.

I don’t blog because I think I have wisdom to share, or because I think readers particularly care what I have to say on a daily basis.  I blog to help record these little moments, to reflect on some of the things that happen in my family, or to ponder about what’s going on in the world around me.  My family teases me quite often about my terrible memory – ask me a date of someone’s birthday, where I went on my last vacation, or even what I had for dinner last night and I likely won’t remember.  Perhaps that’s because my mind is filled with so many ideas and words – I tend to live more and more in the moment with every passing year.  And since my moments are filled with so much joy on a regular basis, it’s a pretty spectacular existence.

Part of what has spurred this renewal of interest in personal blogging is my move into my new office this past weekend.  I should really call it a “half move”, since I have stuff stashed between three rooms at the moment.  I told myself I didn’t want to just dump everything into the new office, but rather take my time and use this as an opportunity to see how much “stuff” I really need in here.  My new office — Greg’s old one — has more natural light and a lovely window that looks out over our front yard.  I’m upstairs, where it’s warm and bright and I can see the UPS guy pulling up with deliveries.  I expect to like it in here – to be more organized and productive.

The photo above, taken with my iPhone, gives you a bit of an idea of the basic setup.  I’ll follow up with another as soon as I get some photos on the wall and it begins to look a bit more “lived in”.

So that’s the big news for today – boys back at school, house quiet (but still filled with Christmas cheer as I didn’t have the heart to take my tree down yet), and a new office to enjoy and to organize.  What’s happening in your life today?  What hopes do you have for this first week of the new year, and for the year that lies ahead of us?


About Author

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.


  1. I love your new office, Lisa! One of my goals is to re-organize my office in this New Year too. I’ve started sorting through things, but it takes a long time going through papers that need filing, etc. It will be worth it in the end to get rid of some clutter, though. Have fun getting set up in your new office. I’m sure you will feel more productive and organized when you’re done. We better watch out and brace ourselves! I can sense new things coming out of that new office! 🙂

    God bless and hugs,


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