Sunday, January 1, 2012

HOPES for 2012

i've never really been big on New Year's Resolutions. i tend to set goals, get paralysed, never achieve them, then wither away in discouragement and failure. (drama) 

so i'm gonna call this my list of HOPES for 2012:

No.1} read my Bible for 10 min. everyday

No.2} maybe start a journal. i'm thinking i'll just sit with a pen in my hand and blank paper in front of me and practice listening to God's voice. if i hear something i'll write it down. no pressure. 

No.3} i would LOVE to start waking up before my kids and getting myself ready. i am disillusioned into thinking that my life would become a utopia if only i could just rise before the dawn. heh. it's worth a try.

No.4} write out a daily routine for the kids and i. our chores, room time, TV, video game schedule. that we can always refer back to it in times of disorder. (ie: i can REMIND the kids what we should be doing right then, and they can also feel more secure over the days activities.)

No.5} making a chore chart for the kids. they really want to do chores. and they really want a chart. which means i really should make one.

No.6} chore chart for myself. i used to have one but never really stuck to it. i wouldn't mind trying again.

No.7} take better care of myself. you know, like shave my legs regularly and put lotion on. 

No.8} 21 day food cleanse. starting today. 

No.9} limit the time i waste on my iphone, checking facebook, instagram, email, pinterest.... i'm convicted it's interfering with my intentionality with the kids and disconnecting me from life.

the fact that i don't have 10 is making my OCD flair up. but i'm just gonna deal with it.  

also, Colossians 3:12-14 convicted me today.  {12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.}

i really want to focus on the whole patience thing. i feel God is pushing me to work in that area of my life. with the kids, specifically. 

oh look, number 10!

what about you? do you set goals/resolutions/make a list of hopes? 

i hear its good for you.

well see. 


p.s. i also HOPE you all have a wonderful 2012. if you don't know Jesus, you should. He doesn't promise utopia if you wake up before your kids in the morning, but he does promise peace that you will never understand. and as crazy, OCD, impatient, disillusioned, or as much as i feel like i failure, He is always there to remind me that i am not and i have peace in the midst of it all. i've lived a crazy life and had some insane experiences... and i promise my life is immeasurably better with Jesus in it. 

oh crap. that's 11... 


  1. Not so anonymous Bekah says...
    I like number 7. Especially the putting on lotion part. It's a luxury that you have to be intentional about. But it does wonders for your skin...and I'd like to think, your soul! I guess what I mean is this: if you take the time to slow down and spend a few minutes on yourself physically, then you'll feel better on the inside too. ;)
    P.S. I like your pic in this look like you were being silly and having fun.
    P.S.#2 (I wish we were together being silly and having fun.)
    Miss you. Love you.


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