Thursday, 1 January 2009

New Year's Goals

New year's resolutions....hmmm, to be honest, I always fail. In a couple of months time, they are nothing but words in my journal. So, I will be making 'goals' today. And spending time planning how to achieve those goals - breaking them down into managable chunks.
Here is an outline of my plan:

1. I plan to meditate upon the following three scriptures this year. I have found this article to be an encouragement.

Romans 8:38-39
For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Ephesians 3:17-19
That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,
May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;
And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.

Micah 6:8
He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?

2. I plan to re-introduce our regular prayer times during the day.
I am looking forward to this book being published. I think it will be an encouragement.
During our day, I have set 'pauses' for prayer. I love them, & my day runs more smoothly when I observe them. So why have I left them behind?????

3. (tied in with point two) I plan to be more dedicated to following our daily routine
again, this is something that has slipped. For the most part it is observed, but the parts that make everything really work have been lost.

4. I will be watching my children more closely AKA 'watching the child, not the curiculum'

5. I will be incorporating regular excercise into my life.

6. Eating more healthily.
I think this is a post all by itself :)

7. Bringing a weekly rhythm to our life:

Monday: Laundry Day
Tuesday: Baking Day
Wednesday: Gardening or Handcrafts day (depending upon weather/season)
Thursday: Letter writing Day
Friday: Nature Study Day
Saturday: Family Fun Day
Sunday: The Lord's Day

I have different resources in mind to help me incorporate these aspects to our week, but specifically for Baking Day, I will be using:Cherry Cake and Ginger Beer by Jane Brocket& Book of Cakes by Delia Smith

8. Simplify. How , what & when I am not yet sure...i just know that everything within me is crying out to live a more simple life...

9. Last, but certainly not least, I will be learning as much as I can about my new favourite thing to do - sock knitting from my friends at Ravelry


Jackie said...

I commented on your blog last night, when I was also curled up in front of the fire, knitting! Sadly, my comment disappeared into the ether!
I love your goals - I'm hoping to post mine later - we always have a family get together on New Years Day, and plan our garden and farm goals, and after that, I feel like I can plan school and 'me' goals .. so I'll hopefully have some big ideas by this evening!
Happy New Year

Lori said...

aw, i’m so glad to be a part of your new year’s resolutions! :^) we can encourage each other!

xo & happy new year!

Leah said...

Oh I hear your cry for the simple life - I'm with you sister! My prayer is that 2009 will be a year of productivity through peace; that my home would be a hive of industry, learning and fun. I'm excited to get back into routine on Monday...looking forward to hearing about what you and your girls will be learning!

Lynn said...

thank you Lori! I think I have most of your blog printed out now! Please hurry & finish your book!

Lynn said...

oh, Leah. Simplicity! if it is so simple, why is it so evasive!?!?! I will truly be thinking & praying on this one.

Wendy said...

I'm so glad to have found your blog, recommended to me by a friend. Your ideas chime so profoundly with mine - I've been inspired, thank you!!

Wendy said...

Thanks for leaveing a comment on my knitting blog - I hardly ever go there, except to update for the monthly meetings so it was good I was doing that tonight! My main blog is the Sunnyside one. I'm using Noro Kureyon 199 - there's quite a bit of cheap(er) Noro to be had on Ebay from time to time.
I am also very into sock knitting - the web has so much inspiration in that respect.