Wednesday, January 5, 2011

This is your life, are you who you want to be?

Long title, I know. So if you've ever heard this Switchfoot song you know it's pretty convicting, and inspiring if you let it be. As mentioned, I'm a big fan of the new year and all that it promises. It is usually a big kick in the rear for me. 2011 has lived up to its expectations even in these first few days.

I never want to be stagnant, complacent, at ease. I'm hoping my resolutions/goals will help me to continue reaching, striving and expecting more. The 2011 list in brief...

1. read more
2. stick to our budget/save more/waste less
3. be more intentional w/ time and relationships
4. get rid of non-essentials (all areas)
5. be more active
6. eat better
7. continue learning
8. serve more/give more
9. pray more
10. spend time doing things that are important/that I love

May not seem life changing, but they could be. Like I said, it's only day 4 (or technically 5 I guess) and I'm already seeing a difference.

Today it manifested in having a really great nap, dance party/jam session with the kids, planning the month out with Tim, listening to Mumford & Sons. Which, if you haven't, you need to.
I leave you with a line from Sigh No More
"Love it will not betray you, dismay or enslave you, it will set you free
Be more like the man you were made to be.
There is a design, an alignment, a cry of my heart to see,
The beauty of love as it was made to be" 

Happy New Year


  1. Love this. Love what Tim shared at small group the other night about being intentional with family planning. :)

  2. I mean planning things for the family to do together--not "family planning," per se! :O