Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Year's Resolution

I have set some goals for 2012.  I know, I know, you are just dying to know what they are.

May I rant for one moment about resolutions?  If you don't want to listen to my rant, just scroll down.  If you make a resolution that is great.  But if you make an objective, specific, measurable resolution - that is much better (in my opinion, but then again everything on this blog is my opinion).

  • Physical: Run a marathon.  
    • Preferably in 3 hours and 59 minutes or less.
  • Emotional:  Set healthy boundaries, mainly in the time management area of my life.  
    • This means one free "night" a week.  One night that has nothing on the schedule.
  • Mental: Read books and blog
    • I will read my fair share of novels this year for fun, but I want to read 2 "deep" books.  Right now I am thinking one of them will be Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis.
    • I want to post on my blog twice a week.  I also want to devote January to updating my blog and finishing up the posts that were scheduled for 2011, but I did not get completely done.
  • Spiritual: I want to delve deeper into the Spiritual Disciplines.
    • Ian and I have purposed to read the entire Bible in 52 weeks (as of right now, I am not sure if this is going to happen or not, but we will at least give it a try!)
    • My verses for 2012 are from Ezekiel 36:25-27, "Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean. Your filth will be washed away, and you will no longer worship idols. And I will give you a new heart with new and right desires, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony heart of sin and give you a new, obedient heart. And I will put my Spirit in you so you will obey my laws and do whatever I command."  I added the bold part.  I love these verses.  God has been convicting me of how hard my heart can be in some areas of my life.  I want a soft heart.
  • Marriage: I want to pray for Ian more.
    • I am going to try to use my 30 minute walk to and from school to pray for my amazing husband.  
Ian and I have hammered out some other goals we have for our marriage, friendships, and community but we can save those for a later date.

"Say-hey-bok ma-knee pa-duh-say-yo"  That is what I say in my brain to say "Happy New Year"  (it does not translate anything close to happy new year, but it what Koreans say this time of year.  It really means many blessings, or have a lot of luck or something along those lines).

Did you make any resolutions?  What are they?


  1. I was just compiling a calendar and realized that I had forgotten to wish you a happy birthday in December. So may I be the last to wish you...


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