The Upcoming Year…

I always like to evaluate my life at the beginning of a new year. What is working? What is not? How can things be better? How can I grow toward the Lord more? How can I be a better wife and mother and on and on? I’m usually excited about the new year too! A fresh start, a new beginning, a way to start again. However as I get older I also feel fear rising up. What if someone else that I love dies this year? What if family members go through trials that are painful, what if we don’t get a job/lose a job, get sick and again on and on? The longer I live the more hurt I see and it can be scary. Of course I have to keep coming back to what my Savior says. “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 KJV

God does not want us to live in fear, he wants us to trust. Day by day, minute by minute-trusting in HIS perfect plan. So once again I make my goals for the New Year and hope I can succeed at least some of them, trusting the Lord will be with me every step I take…

I really want to spend MORE time with Jesus this year, I have the perfect Bible reading chair my dad recently gave me, I will share it in another post.

ALWAYS hoping to eat less and exercise more.

Work on improving my work at home homeschooling schedule, it is a challange butI KNOW it can be done.

Take time to enjoy the little things, being a very busy person-this is quite the challenge. But I really want to-life is going by so fast.

Keep up with the house more, I have really let it go. Many of the rooms need lots of work, it robs me of my joy for sure.

I’m sure there are others but these are the ones that stand out to me the most and the ones I hope to improve in for 2010.

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  1. Pam says

    Happy New Year! This does sound like an awesome list of goals. I am trying to write a list also.

  2. mom says

    I'm glad you keep coming back to that verse, Angela, because I really really needed to read those words today.

    Tammy ~@~

  3. Isabel says

    Angela, I know what you mean about that fear rising up. I always think those things too about the new year and what hurts and/or losses it will bring. I wonder about the good things too still 🙂 That's a great verse you shared! Great goals and I'm looking forward to seeing / hearing about your chair. I've been thinking about pulling a big comfy chair into a corner of my room so I could have my bible time there. Maybe it would help me have bible time more regularly.
    Happy New Year. 🙂

  4. Katie says

    Looks like a good start at refocusing on priorities for the new year. I always appreciate how Jaunary prompts me to take a look at my life and reflect on which areas I can improve on. I'm like you and eating healthier and exercise is always something I need to recommit to.

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