Monday, January 14, 2013

Happy New Year~Going & Gone!

You have skirted this mountain long enough; turn northward.
Deuteronomy 2:3 (NKJ)

So, I took December off with the intention of being back here to blog January 1st. Well before too much of January slips away I better get to it...
How many of you made resolutions this year? It seem that no matter where I'm at in my life when December comes to an end I always find myself looking back through the year. Sometimes counting my blessings while other times the focus is on what I would do differently. Though I'm not a big fan of "resolutions" I did jot down a few hopes that I have for my life in 2013 (Lord willing).
1. Eucharisteo~ Giving thanks to God in all things. I've been reading One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp. I like her idea of jotting down reminders of God's goodness & mercy as a thanksgiving to Him.
2. Moving More & Eating better~ I've joined Cathy Z's Move More Eat Well class. I hope to reach my weight loss goal by the end of this year.
3. Study God's Word more in depth. This past year I didn't sign up for my usual Community Bible Study. I wanted to see what I could do on my own. Well, it turns out that I need a little more structure in this area. So, I'm joining my friend Phoebe's Bible Study.
4.Spreading Joy~Finding ways to spread some of the love & joy the Lord has giving me.
5. Being more productive with my time. This came from and e-mail "discussion" with my friend Chris. Since I spend most days working at my own pace and schedule I find it very easy to get distracted with other things (Facebook, blog surfing, shopping...etc.). This one may prove to be the hardest for my little ADD brain but if I'm concentrating on the first four hopes for 2013 this one should take care of itself=)...right?
I prefer to calls these my Hopes for 2013 rather then resolutions but either way I think that having a something positive to focus on is always good. I look forward to sharing updates of my Hopes through out the year.
Oh, and the picture of the jars is an idea I got from a swap I was and currently am a part of. One jar (Goin') has stones for each I hope to lose and as I shed them I put them in the Gone jar...where hopefully they will stay=).
I would love to hear what your "hopes" are for 2013....feel free to leave a comment about what your focus for this year will be.
Thank you for stopping by!
God Bless!


Amy said...

Good luck with your Hopes! And great idea for the weight loss jars--I may have to give that a try!

Chris said...

very cool jar idea!! love this one!!