Happy New Year!!!!
So we all are ready for a new year!! I always wonder what the surprises, diffuculties, and blessings of this new year will be......
And some of us TRY to make New Year's resolutions... right??
I think last year I didn't make any because i knew I couldn't keep the ones I wanted to make... what a cop-out!!! So this year I'm going to share my two resolutions. Both are pretty normal ones but BOTH are much needed.
1- I need to be more consistent in my "quiet times" with the Lord. I am thankful that my hubby is a PhD student and a pastor, so we are always having religious and Scriptural discussions. I am often mentally praying through cleaning rooms, washing laundry and doing dishes. And I weekly try to teach my children verses to hide in their (and my) hearts.....
But I need to be more consistent in my OWN walk and prayer life!
2- I need to start exercising..... I feel soo tired and out-of-shape. And I'll be 30 this year.....ouch... so who knows what my super fast metabolism will start to do soon. I think it's important to take care of my body. I already do watch what I eat (need to stop snacking too) , everything in moderation, but exercising is still so important... so I need to do it:)
So my excuse for BOTH of these resolutions in the past has been that I have small children.... I so do have younger kids but I dion't have ANY that need me throughout the night or 1st thing in the morning..... do you see where this is going????
Yes, so I'm thinking I might need to start getting up earlier in the morning to give myself time to exercise, read my Bible, study, pray and then begin cleaning myself up for the day:)
BTW... I'm not a person set of having a devotional time in the morning! But while at seminary I had my "quiet time" in the morning and really felt like it influenced my day. Ummm, how could it not have.... So this has worked for me! I also tend to get distracted during the day.... LOL... so having a set time with less distractions just might work better:)
NOw I just need to start getting to bed earlier:) Oh.... we're NOT early risers... I mean we are out of bed in the morning at a decent time, but we'd rather NOT be....LOL
Here are the kiddies "exercising" with me this morning