Friday, May 11, 2012

Revisiting New Year's Resolutions

I am a big fan of making New Year's Resolutions.  So I thought I would check-in and see how I am doing.  (aka I can not even remember all the resolutions I made this year).  The pictures in this post do not have anything to do with my New Year's Resolutions, I just thought you might like to see some of my favorite Korean pictures :)

  • Physical: Run a marathon.  
    • Preferably in 3 hours and 59 minutes or less.
  • Update :: I attempted to run a marathon.  It was not even close to being under 4 hours.  I did not meet this goal in 2012, but this is a life goal of mine, so I still have time to accomplish it (assuming that I live a long life.)
I love spring!

  • 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.
  • Update :: Ian and I do try to schedule one "free night" each week and it is heaven.  I love knowing that I can come home and do whatever.  I am also trying to limit how much time I spend on Facebook.  I am trying to only get once a day.

  • 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.
  • Update :: I started Mere Christianity, but I have not finished it.  I have read Practical Theology for Women and On the Incarnation.  I am hoping to finish Mere Christianity and maybe read one more book of depth this year.  Also, you can tell be glancing through the blog, that I have not been posting twice a week.  I really want to record life in here in Korea.  So hopefully I can spend some time planning out blog posts and capturing memories here.

  • 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. 
Update :: As you can see, I am rockin' the Bible reading.  I want to see how close to the end I can get by the time we leave Korea.  I did not foresee being this far ahead.  Praise God.  God is still working on my heart (as he will be for the rest of my life.)

  • 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.  
  • Update :: Fail.  I do not pray while I am walking to or from school.  I think about 9283423094 other things, but prayer never seems to be one of them.  And when I ride my bike, I mainly think about getting to school in one piece.  I would say that Ian and I are praying together more consistently.  I need to find some time in my day to pray for Ian.  So if you have any good ideas, let me know :)
Hopefully my update at the end of the year will be full of triumph (insert me humming Victory Through Jesus). 

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