Being as how the white stuff you see in the picture above is preventing me from leaving the house, what better way to spend my time than to update the ole blog. I have not left this house since Saturday evening which has actually been pretty nice. Christmas decorations were taken down, some furniture was moved around a bit and some extra cleaning has been done. I actually thought I would be going to work at noon today but we are still in a level one emergency which means no one should be out and about. I am not really complaining one little bit.
So - it is the new year. Time for new beginnings, new resolutions, new goals, new "whatever else you want to say" and I am doing some deep thinking about these things. I am usually not one to make goals or resolutions public and this will be no exception. Some things just are not for public viewing. I know there can be both good and bad from not sharing these things. Some would say that if you don't tell anyone then you have no accountability and that is a valid point. But for me, I am keeping most of my goals to myself. However, there are a few that I am going to talk about here.
One is that I am asking the Lord to help me pray specifically about things. It is one thing to pray each day in general but I believe the Lord is asking me to pray about some specifics. Naturally, praying specifically about ME is first on the list which will probably take all my time. :) Second, I am praying for specific things regarding each of my kids. Sorry - David, Christa, Josh, Carrie, Andrew and Ashley but your lives could be getting interesting! :) On the serious side, if I don't pray for my children then I can't complain about them! :) I am also going to be praying specifically about other things as they come up. I just feel like God desires His children to ask for and BELIEVE Him for specific things and that is what I am doing.
Another goal I have is to read more. I have iBooks on my phone and have downloaded some good books for me to read. Also, Dave would probably want me to point out that he has 4 book cases jammed full of books and could really use another one! :) I have been working on reading my Bible chronologically which has been really neat to do. I just think I can profit greatly by reading so that is another thing I am going to work on. Who knows, maybe I will do a book review or two here.
One final thing I may or may not do is to update my blog more frequently. I mostly use Facebook to communicate with friends and family but I can't write a book as a status update. :) So, I may just be writing here as an "outlet" for what little creativity I have and just general expressions of food, fun, faith and foolishness! :)
Happy New Year Everyone!