Friday, February 20, 2009


"I will read my Bible for 15 minutes every day."
"I will become debt-free and take control of my finances."
"I will learn to cook to provide healthy, budget-friendly meals to my family."

New year's resolutions can seem so imperative on January 1st, but they often lose their drive come February. After a few bumps in the road, I just give up and say, "I'll start over next month." Then, "Well, I blew February. I may as well give up!"

Yes, a new year is a wonderful time to start fresh with a clean slate. But God has given us new months, new days, and even new hours. Breathe in His peace. He loves us no matter how often we blow it. He loves us whether or not we keep those resolutions. As imperfect as we are, He loves us so much that he sent his perfect son to us to die. His death and resurrection makes us perfect in God's sight. Persevere with the knowledge that no matter how often you mess up, we are beloved children to the God of creation.

This is my new start. I've found that if I write things down, I'm more likely to follow through. Through this blog, I hope to organize my thoughts and feelings as they pertain to family, finances, food, and faith.

"Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us." (Hebrews 12:1)
Thank you, Lord, for always giving me a new start, a clean slate, through the works of your precious son. I know you have a perfect plan for me. Through your spirit, help me to see the path you have put before me. Help me to say, write, think, and do what you would have of me. A relationship with you is my deepest desire. May my "resolutions" not be the goals, but methods to draw closer to you and spread your Gospel in the world.


Kocho said...

Thanks for the reminder. There's no time like the present to start fresh. Love the new blog.

Lori (Kocho from DS)

Crystal @ The Thrifty Mama said...

So glad you've entered the blogging world!