Monday, January 6, 2014

Goals for 2014

I've never made new year resolutions and I probably never will. 

However, this year, I do have some goals.

I've had a lot of realizations in the past year. 

I've always been a person who has wondered- what is God's purpose/plan for me? I assumed that there would be some "ah ha" moment.

God has spoken to me a lot in the last year, and I realized that there may never be a moment like that. 

I am not called to be a missionary, to be in charge of a program/ministry at church, or to be a teacher. 
I believe He wants me to be me and to be a friend and share His love however I can. He wants me to be a mother and a wife in the best way I can be through Him. 
Truly, these things are the desires of my heart. Family and friends mean the world to me.

A hard realization for me in the last year or so has been my words

I've always been one to have a short temper and a quick tongue. 
Let me tell you, those two things have never once benefited me or others.

Also? Can we also talk about how I spend my time? This one is hard to admit, but I'm a slave to social media.

So what are these goals for 2014 and beyond?  Most of this I have already began working on, so this is really a continuation of goals.

Re-structure how I spend my time.
-----spending more time praying and reading the Bible
-----keeping my home clean and in order

Invite friends into our home.
-----i want our friends to feel welcome here
-----I want my home filled with joy and laughter

Continue to keep myself organized.
----I work better when things are planned out

Schedule one-on-one time with Tim and the kids.

Get active and drink more water.

Find ways that I can help others.

Speak kinder at home and no yelling.

Finish organizing our recipes and photos.


  1. We have had a really stressful year and we both realized we were yelling a lot. The sad thing is, we weren't yelling at each other and that only leaves one other person in the house who was getting yelled at. We both decided not to yell anymore. (We didn't even discuss it at length we just brought it up at the same time.) We even told L that we resolved not to yell as much. So far, so good.

    1. Stress will definitely make you do things you wouldn't normally do. Here's to less yelling!


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