1.02.2009

magic wand.

(photo via the lovely and talented gwendolyn kraehenfuss)
Hello, 2009! I can hardly believe the holidays have flown past. I can, however, believe that I still have gifts stacked next to the sofa that somehow haven't quite made their way to the post office...(apologies, dear friends).

Every year I wrestle with resolutions. Are they an inspiring do...or a disappointing don't? I do well for several weeks, but by February I'm just another washed up 'unresolute'. This year feels different. Maybe recent changes in my life have left me unrealistically optimistic about life in general...regardless, I feel like this is my resolution redemption year.

If I do decide to resolve this year (which I believe I just did?), these would be my top three:


1 . Budget money each month for direct and random acts of giving, outside usual church and charity offerings.

2. Eat better. Goodness, goodness. Eat better. Gabe and I always say that two foodies in a relationship is just as bad as two crack addicts. Except with excess weight and more teeth. But...you get the picture.

3. Get involved in my new church. It is such a blessing. After leaving the church I'd been a part of since birth, I was exhausted and didn't know what to expect when looking for a new home. But what I found was absolutely nothing I expected, and everything God knew my spirit needed. I'd needed it for a long time, but didn't know I could ever find a match. What I wandered into two months ago was equal parts of truth, love and charity (plus a pinch of creativity!). By far, the biggest surprise of 2008. And one of the things I look forward to most in 2009.

Whew. That last one got windy. But thanks for bearing with. :)

If you could make three resolutions that you knew where no-fail...what would they be?

6 comments:

  1. That is a very cute picture! =) It makes me happy to see no snow in it either!

    Where are you going to church now?

    Hope you had a good holiday season!

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  2. All three of your resolutions resonate with me in some way or other.

    I love your idea to give! What an awesome way to let God use you and lead you to bless people.

    I am so happy that God has given you peace about your new church! And I think that will be a big reason why this year will be a great year for you!

    I miss you and love you!

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  3. Isn't it green and lovely, Eleise?

    Gabe and I have been attending Valleybrook, right in downtown Eau Claire. It's lovely :)

    Andrea, I miss you too! Thanks for all your support over the last few months. :)

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  4. That's funny, that is where my sister-in-law and her husband go. Any chance you know Paul and Patty? They have two very cute little kids.

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  5. Hmmm...I don't know a Paul and Patty, yet! With three services and me being brand new, I haven't quite gotten to know very many people. However, if I see someone who looks like a Paul or Patty with two adorable children, I will try my best to say hello! :)

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  6. God I love this picture. So pretty.

    My three "resolutions" this year have been to read more (I have been very happy I have actually been doing this), commit to a regular yoga practice (um, still working on that one!), and be better with money (boy is that last one a struggle!).

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