Monday, January 30, 2012

Resolved to Grow

Written by Shannon Leigh
I know that January is almost over and it's a little "late" to be sharing my 2012 resolutions but I really don't care.
It's my blog.
I dont blog because I feel like I have to, I blog (occasionally) because I want to.
I like to go back and reread my posts to see how much we've grown and to see how faithful the Lord has been to our little family.

I went back through my devotion journal this morning and I found where I scribbled down a very short list of new years resolutions at the beginning of January.

I thought I'd share them so that maybe, just maybe, I will be held accountable.

Last year, my theme was SIMPLIFY.

By the grace of God I actually feel like my life is a little more simple these days.  I have been much more focussed and I even accomplished MOST of my goals from last years resolutions.

This years theme is:
I am hoping to grow in all areas of my life…
As a mother
As a wife
As a friend, daughter & sister

My goals for 2012:
1. Read the whole Bible from cover to cover
Matt and I are doing this together.  So far, it's been great. It's already sparked lots of bible-centered conversations and growth.
2. Do a daily devotional
My mother-in-law gave me a great book last year for Christmas of daily devotionals and I never got around to using it.  I have been using it this year and I LOVE it.  It's been great so far!
3. Take a photo a day with my ipad/iphone
This is just so I can document daily happenings. Life is just so fleeting :)
4. Serve more and with more joy
I tend to be oober selfish, it's icky really.  I am striving this year to live out the gospel by giving/serving more.  I am striving to be more intentional about everything I purchase/use too.  Everything in life either points to Jesus or points away from Jesus so I am trying to keep myself in check.

It's not a long list but it'll do!

Now to go get some donuts.