Happy New Year, everyone!!! 2013 is here, and it’s going to be a big year. I’m certain the upcoming year holds all sorts of excitement and happenings, not the least of which are…
*I’m turning 30. Yikes!
*Tanner and I will celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary.
*My sister is getting married. WooHoo!!
*I will have two children in school full-time…all day. Am I ready for that?
As I’ve thought toward the upcoming year, I have all sorts of goals. I’ll list a few of my goals, but really…they can all be wrapped up in one verse that I’m claiming for this year.
John 3:30 “He must become greater; I must become less.”
Sometimes I wonder if I’ve unintentionally given a false impression on my blog. I don’t ever want to hide behind the computer, giving the impression I’m someone that I’m not. While I’d like to think that I am a patient woman all the time who cooks wonderfully healthy meals for her family and keeps an immaculate house……the truth is, I’m too often impatient, selfish, unorganized, and easily frustrated.I’m being real and transparent with you…sometimes my heart is a dark place, and it needs an overhaul. And so today begins a fresh journey toward a more spirit-filled life. A life radiating the love and peace of Christ, even when there’s chaos around me. I want to lay aside my selfish ambition and make less of myself, while giving all the glory to God and making more of Him.
Tangibly, I hope that involves some of these goals…
*Read my Bible every day, and spend more specific times in prayer.
*Read more books. Reading refreshes me, and I love it!
*Read more books to my children…good, classic books.
*Try one new recipe a week.
*Exercise more often…not because I “have to,” but because I enjoy it.
*Lose that 10-15 pounds I wanted to lose in 2012. Trying again! 🙂
*Spend more quality time talking with my family members. Turn off the TV.
*Play more games with my kids.
*Laugh more often. Life need not be as serious as I often make it.
*Start a garden in my backyard.
*Learn to cut Tanner and Titus’ hair.
*Faithfully keep a hand-written gratitude journal.
I look forward to blogging in 2013 and sharing my journey along the way. Happy New Year to each of you! Thank you for reading my blog…keep reading and commenting! 🙂 Blessings to you!