Every year I make resolutions.
They tend to be similar things each year...little alterations to the same basic things.
Be an awesome mama.
And a fantastic wife.
Be super healthy.
Be super in shape.
Be a patient person.
Be more organized.
Pay bills before they are even due.
Meet my business goals.
And be a better Christian.
I want to focus my energy on one thing.
I want to be sure-- SURE-- that every part of my life reflects his work in me.
From the way I wake up in the morning (which is typically kinda grumpy:)
to the way I run my business...
from the way I speak to my husband
to the quiet thoughts inside my heart.
I want to carve the time into my every day to learn about and love him more.
Changes need to be made.
Dying to my own desires.
Being vulnerable to God's plan for my life.
I am an imperfect person and at times, my testimony has suffered.
My heart has sheltered bitter feelings.
I have allowed fears to paralyze my day.
Choices, even some as simple as what artwork I promote and sell, have embarrassed me.
To have my life reflect the love and character of Jesus-- that is my goal for 2013.
So that is it this year.
I think everything else falls into place in a pretty awesome way when Christ is put first.
So, yeah...I'll definitely work on fitting into my skinny jeans
(already have new running sneakers for that purpose)
and cooking edible meals
and trying to be a truly better mother
and respecting my husband, even when my first inclination is to act in a hurtful way...
But all that will hopefully be a byproduct of trying to be
the person I am capable of being in Christ.
I will be captivated by him.
Be captive to him.
Live freed in 2013, my friends.
beautiful lace vest c/o PB&J Boutique.