Friday, December 31, 2010

Goodbye 2010...Welcome 2011!

PhotobucketStart a blog. check
Read the entire Bible. check
Step out of my comfort zone and make new friends. check
Learn a new trait. {knitting} check
Cook more wholesome, homemade, meals. check

These are the goals I accomplished this year. Did I start out the year intending to complete all of these? No! But, as the year progressed, I discovered new challenges and made them my goals to learn and accomplish.

This was a good year for me. I honestly can't complain. But I am looking forward to starting fresh in the New Year. A clean slate, if you will. New challenges to partake in and new adventures to embark on. I enjoy doing so many different things and I love the fact that I have a whole new year to try and do them all.

This year I am going to be starting a prayer journal. Journaling as part of my Christian walk has not always been a strong suit for me, but that is all going to change this year. I bought my crisp, clean, leather journal and am ready to start on January 1st. Turning verses into heartfelt prayers to the One who has blessed me with so much. I am looking forward to being drawn closer to Him and having my relationship grow. Falling deeper and deeper in love, with Him!

I want to spend this year reading. Books have always been my passion, but since having kids I have let that passion slip away. I don't spend nearly as much time reading as I used to and I miss it, a lot! So, making more time to read is high up on my list. I plan on visiting the classics as well as reading a few Christian Historical Fiction books that have been on my TBR pile for way to long.

Getting healthy and staying healthy. {isn't this one on everyone's list?} I want to exercise more and make healthier eating choices. Buying more fresh foods and staying away from the processed junk! I am going to try, very hard, to get up earlier and spend time excercisng; my soul first, then my body! Health and fitness are both something my husband is very passionate about. He gets up every morning and heads to the gym. He eats no sugar and drinks no caffeinated beverages. {well, except for an occasional cup o' joe!} I am hoping and praying to develop his practices so we can both be in shape and healthy, not only for ourselves and each other, but for our kids too!

My husband and I have also been talking about doing family devotions in the evening. My youngest is getting old enough to sit and at least listen and my oldest has been ready for quite sometime. {it's my husband and I that have been slacking} I believe that a firm foundation starts at home, first. Then the church helps aid in building that foundation up. But, if your homelife is lacking in devotions and Christ-centered talk and activities, your childrens foundations are sure to slip. I don't want this for my children. I want them to have such a deep and passionate love for Jesus. I want to be the one to teach them and show them His love and just how much He loves us! I am heading out tomorrow actually to purchase a kid-friendly version of the Bible and we are starting this resolution asap!

Lastly, I want to spend more time being creative. I enjoy knitting and sewing as well as writing my heart out to all of you! {thank you for listening by the way!} I want to knit my kids some new hats, mittens, and scarves for next winter as well as some blankets and socks and cute little knitted dolls and animals. I want to sew more dresses for my daughter and make some pants and fleece pj's for my son! I have so many ideas swirling around in my head and I am hoping to get to them all this year! I also want to make my blog great! I have had so much fun coming here on a regular basis and "speaking" to all of you! I have met some amazing people through my blogging journey and I cannot wait to see what 2011 has in store for me, here, in my comfy, little, internet, home! So, thank you, again, for coming here and reading what I have to say. I hope I have blessed you just as much as you have blessed me!

There's my list of resolutions for 2011! I may or may not keep all of them {hoping I do}, but I feel better knowing I have set some goals for myself. It will keep me challenged throughout the year. {and we all know how much I love a good challenge!}

Praying you all have a wonderfully blessed New Year!

No, dear brothers and sisters, I am still not all I should be, but I am focusing all my energies on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I strain to reach the end of the race and receive the prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us up to heaven. ~ Philippians 3:13-14

Happy New Year from my family to yours!


Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17

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Don't forget to come back tomorrow and link-up for the Jane Austen 2011 Challenge!

4 comments:

  1. I hope that you find joy in keeping a prayer journal... I love being able to look back and see what God has done.

    Joy & blessings to you in 2011!!

    Alida from Blackpurl's Knitpickings

    ReplyDelete
  2. Happy 2011 tooo !! regards from MrLonely at http://www.lonelyreload.blogspot.com/

    =D

    ReplyDelete
  3. Loved reading this post! I love year end reflective posts.

    I like your idea of keeping a prayer journal. I keep thinking I should try it, and I've started one once or twice, but then I set it aside because I haven't figured out how to make it beneficial and really use it well. Hmm.

    Ah. So much I could improve on.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Happy New Year! Sounds like you accomplished a lot last year - just think of all that you can do this year :)

    I haven't set out goals yet - I finally came up with my word for the year, next are a few small steps to help on my journey!

    Blessings to you and your family as we embark on a New Year!

    ReplyDelete

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Friday, December 31, 2010

Goodbye 2010...Welcome 2011!

PhotobucketStart a blog. check
Read the entire Bible. check
Step out of my comfort zone and make new friends. check
Learn a new trait. {knitting} check
Cook more wholesome, homemade, meals. check

These are the goals I accomplished this year. Did I start out the year intending to complete all of these? No! But, as the year progressed, I discovered new challenges and made them my goals to learn and accomplish.

This was a good year for me. I honestly can't complain. But I am looking forward to starting fresh in the New Year. A clean slate, if you will. New challenges to partake in and new adventures to embark on. I enjoy doing so many different things and I love the fact that I have a whole new year to try and do them all.

This year I am going to be starting a prayer journal. Journaling as part of my Christian walk has not always been a strong suit for me, but that is all going to change this year. I bought my crisp, clean, leather journal and am ready to start on January 1st. Turning verses into heartfelt prayers to the One who has blessed me with so much. I am looking forward to being drawn closer to Him and having my relationship grow. Falling deeper and deeper in love, with Him!

I want to spend this year reading. Books have always been my passion, but since having kids I have let that passion slip away. I don't spend nearly as much time reading as I used to and I miss it, a lot! So, making more time to read is high up on my list. I plan on visiting the classics as well as reading a few Christian Historical Fiction books that have been on my TBR pile for way to long.

Getting healthy and staying healthy. {isn't this one on everyone's list?} I want to exercise more and make healthier eating choices. Buying more fresh foods and staying away from the processed junk! I am going to try, very hard, to get up earlier and spend time excercisng; my soul first, then my body! Health and fitness are both something my husband is very passionate about. He gets up every morning and heads to the gym. He eats no sugar and drinks no caffeinated beverages. {well, except for an occasional cup o' joe!} I am hoping and praying to develop his practices so we can both be in shape and healthy, not only for ourselves and each other, but for our kids too!

My husband and I have also been talking about doing family devotions in the evening. My youngest is getting old enough to sit and at least listen and my oldest has been ready for quite sometime. {it's my husband and I that have been slacking} I believe that a firm foundation starts at home, first. Then the church helps aid in building that foundation up. But, if your homelife is lacking in devotions and Christ-centered talk and activities, your childrens foundations are sure to slip. I don't want this for my children. I want them to have such a deep and passionate love for Jesus. I want to be the one to teach them and show them His love and just how much He loves us! I am heading out tomorrow actually to purchase a kid-friendly version of the Bible and we are starting this resolution asap!

Lastly, I want to spend more time being creative. I enjoy knitting and sewing as well as writing my heart out to all of you! {thank you for listening by the way!} I want to knit my kids some new hats, mittens, and scarves for next winter as well as some blankets and socks and cute little knitted dolls and animals. I want to sew more dresses for my daughter and make some pants and fleece pj's for my son! I have so many ideas swirling around in my head and I am hoping to get to them all this year! I also want to make my blog great! I have had so much fun coming here on a regular basis and "speaking" to all of you! I have met some amazing people through my blogging journey and I cannot wait to see what 2011 has in store for me, here, in my comfy, little, internet, home! So, thank you, again, for coming here and reading what I have to say. I hope I have blessed you just as much as you have blessed me!

There's my list of resolutions for 2011! I may or may not keep all of them {hoping I do}, but I feel better knowing I have set some goals for myself. It will keep me challenged throughout the year. {and we all know how much I love a good challenge!}

Praying you all have a wonderfully blessed New Year!

No, dear brothers and sisters, I am still not all I should be, but I am focusing all my energies on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I strain to reach the end of the race and receive the prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us up to heaven. ~ Philippians 3:13-14

Happy New Year from my family to yours!


Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17

******************************************************
Don't forget to come back tomorrow and link-up for the Jane Austen 2011 Challenge!

4 comments:

  1. I hope that you find joy in keeping a prayer journal... I love being able to look back and see what God has done.

    Joy & blessings to you in 2011!!

    Alida from Blackpurl's Knitpickings

    ReplyDelete
  2. Happy 2011 tooo !! regards from MrLonely at http://www.lonelyreload.blogspot.com/

    =D

    ReplyDelete
  3. Loved reading this post! I love year end reflective posts.

    I like your idea of keeping a prayer journal. I keep thinking I should try it, and I've started one once or twice, but then I set it aside because I haven't figured out how to make it beneficial and really use it well. Hmm.

    Ah. So much I could improve on.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Happy New Year! Sounds like you accomplished a lot last year - just think of all that you can do this year :)

    I haven't set out goals yet - I finally came up with my word for the year, next are a few small steps to help on my journey!

    Blessings to you and your family as we embark on a New Year!

    ReplyDelete

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