Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy New Year


Yes, I do make New Year's resolutions, though I think a better word is 'goals'. I'm going to share mine here, as much for accountability as anything.

1. To get to bed earlier, and to get up earlier, which makes the day so much better. I find that if I don't spend time in God's word and in prayer before the kids wake up, it probably isn't going to happen that day.

2. To not get on the computer AT ALL 'til after I have met with God. I've felt convicted about this for some time, and just haven't gotten serious.

3. To better control my tongue.

4. To read at least 5 books. That's a modest number, I know, but I'm trying to be realistic here.

5. To eat healthier/ to eat less sugar.

6. To do at least one thing every day to bless my husband, whether it be encouraging words, a small gift, or a phone call to let him know I'm thinking of him.

And a prayer for this coming year: That the Lord would mend and heal some broken friendships with people from our former church.

May God bless you and grow you in 2009!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Candice,
I too have some resolutions or should I say long term goals. I pray I reach them before I forget what they are! ha,ha.
Over the past few years I have really enjoyed reading ya'lls blog and looking at all the great pictures and seeing how the children are growing.
You are really a prolific and interesting writer. (so smart!)
Hope you and yours have a great year ahead with lots of blessings!
love, your Aunt Bev

Anonymous said...

Hi Candice,
I too have some resolutions or should I say long term goals. I pray I reach them before I forget what they are! ha,ha.
Over the past few years I have really enjoyed reading ya'lls blog and looking at all the great pictures and seeing how the children are growing.
You are really a prolific and interesting writer. (so smart!)
Hope you and yours have a great year ahead with lots of blessings!
love, your Aunt Bev

Anonymous said...

OOPS! leave it to Aunt Bev.....

Candice said...

Hi, Aunt Bev! Thanks for commenting! Love you, and Happy New Year!

cristina said...

My resolutions look a lot like yours. :) Hope you finish well in 2009! :)

Rebecca M said...

Getting to bed earlier and going to bed earlier are number one on my "list" too! And I think I should probably add both your #2 and #3 to my list as well. Those two are right where I'm at as well.

Happy New Year!