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Goals for Life

I usually write a blog post sharing my new year’s resolutions. I’m learning that some goals reappear each year, and that is as it should be. There are some things we must do always; each day, each month, each year.

Read. Read my Bible. Read good books. Think good thoughts. I finished using the Robert Murray M’Cheyene Bible reading schedule last year, and I loved it. I’m using it again this year. I have also started the year off with these books:

41: A Portrait of my Father by George W. Bush – so far, it’s very good.

The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton.  – It’s too early for me to tell whether I like this one or not.

I’m also slowly reading a book called The Attributes of God by A. W. Pink. – It’s a lot to absorb, but I’m enjoying it.

Here’s a link to see the books I read last year. If you don’t have a Goodreads account, I highly recommend getting one. It’s a great place to organize the books you have read and want to read.

Pray. I struggle to pray. It is work, but it is the best work. I must do more of this in 2015.

Write. Write in my journal. Write on my blog. Write for publication. Writing isn’t a business for me, since I don’t make my living doing it, and yet, it is my business. It’s my therapy, my single creative outlet, and the highlight of my day.

Exercise. I have to keep pushing myself. I walked/ran over 60 miles from June to November. I should have (and could have) done more. Whether it’s aerobics DVDs, or walking in God’s lovely creation, I need to move.

Learn. I never want to stop learning in 2015 or any year. There is so much to learn! Last year I learned to knit (though I’m not good at it). This year, maybe crochet? I am also learning photography – for fun – and I’m learning to use Photoshop Elements, a photo editing program.

And that’s it. It doesn’t seem like much, but I bet it will take me all year to accomplish it. 🙂

Do you set New Year’s resolutions?

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3 thoughts on “Goals for Life

  1. I don’t know if you remember, or ever knew, that a new year’s resolution is how I ended up at Grace Baptist Church. In 2008 my new year’s resolution was to get my son in church, and look at what it did to MY life! It’s amazing to see God’s resolution in what I thought was mine.

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  2. I have some of the same resolutions as you, but one is different. I want to conquer my tendency to make little piles of clippings I want to save, articles I want to read, and notes I want to write. I resolve to file, read, or write at the moment! I don’t want to have a stack of “things” to do.
    Love,
    Mother

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