Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Goals for 2013

I've been giving this some thought and have come up with a few things I want to focus on this year.

Here's my personal list:

1. Read through the Bible.  I purchased The One Year Chronological Bible in the NLT translation in hopes that the new approach might help me get through better. 

2. Encourage Gratitude. I want to either(or both) keep a gratitude journal open on a table, or have a monthly sheet hanging on the wall for anyone to write in what they want to share that they are thankful for. I have a gratitude journal already, and am looking at A Holy Experience for a printout I can hang on the wall...

3. More Music. Particularly music based on Scripture.  Pandora has been really helpful since I don't have the resources to purchase music, and it exposes me to other music I might not otherwise discover.

4. Simplify Life. This would include checking out my surroundings and culling what is not necessary or used or even loved. It includes deciding to cut back on the mail I have control over coming into the house.  It also includes cleaning up my inboxes and getting rid of the junk that fills my inbox and mercilessly begs for my money and time. All those emails I keep and never read yet never delete that my husband makes fun of me for ("You have 149 unread messages?!? Bwahahahaha!"). Delete. Unsubscribe. Mark as Spam.

There are other goals I have for parenting/raising our kids and other facets of life, but I might share those another time...

What's on your list for 2013?