New Year’s Resolutions are coming…

December 27, 2007

I hope all of your Christmas festivities were a joy for you this year! Ours were. I’m still cleaning up boxes and paper and bows. Where do they hide? The kids are thoroughly enjoying all the new gifts and things they received from all of you that love to spoil them. Thank you everyone!

Now that Christmas is past, I am starting to mull over in my mind the New Year and what it holds. This last year I have been contemplating being “intentional” with my life. There is a program on the radio that talks about The Intentional Life that has given me a lot of thought-provoking moments. They talk about actually acting on all those things that you would like to see different or better by doing small intentional steps to that direction. So I am hoping to make some new resolutions that will help me to be more intentional.

I love clean slates, new journals, start-over’s and a new year. It always feels so good to start on something new, doesn’t it? So this year I am going to try something called Miracle Word. You may have seen the link on the right side of my blog. Let me tell you a little bit about it.


This is a new website that our church has started but it is not a “churchy” sort of thing. This is for everyone – all over the world to be a part of. We are going to read through the Bible together this year in a version that is very readable – preferably The Message (a paraphrase that is the language of our common day and very understandable). You can access the website, look at the reading for that day, read and then comment with others in the Forums about your questions or what you are reading. This is going to be very interesting and I am looking forward to being a part of it. Even if you miss a day or a week, you can always just pick up on the day that you start back in.

I know that at different times I have resolved to read the Bible through in a year and I must say – I never have. So once again, I’m going to try. Maybe you are out there and just would like to even know what Scripture is about and what it really says – give it a try.

Feel free to check out the forums and familiarize yourself with the website. Maybe I will see you on there. It’s gonna be fun!

So what are your New Years Resolutions for 2008?



6 responses to New Year’s Resolutions are coming…

  1. I know what you mean. I found a chunk of wrapping paper under our ottoman today! Between that and the fact that we are all out of scotch tape, reminders of Christmas are still all around.

  2. I’m excited to dream new dreams together as the Word shapes our lives and entices our imaginations about what it means to follow, to live!

  3. Hey karen!

    Just wanted to stop in and wish you Tom and your family and Happy New year!!! Hope you had a great Christmas! hope to see you guys soon! Maybe Wednesday night, they still do stuff? lol

    Take care!

  4. I’m not one to make New Year’s Resolutions, but it does feel so good to have a fresh start to a new year. James and I intend to live this year in faith as we anticipate all that the Lord is going to do.

    I haven’t found wrapping paper, but I keep finding those little twist ties that hold toys in place their boxes. I am sad that Christmas is over, but I’m also happy that I finally feel well rested after all the busyness of the season.

  5. I’ll miss the shrimp.

  6. Maybe we will have to get more before next New Year, hon.