Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Goodbye 2012, Hello 2013!

Goodbye 2012-
Hello 2013!

Imagine that-
a new blank page.

whatever happened in 2012 is gone.

Still remembered, 
but gone.

I love the thought of a new year.

Yes, I usually do this every year :

and I've done it already with 2013 in mind, 
but this year will be different.


Well, I think goals are important,
I believe what is MORE important
is the process and journey that we are in and on to achieve our goals.

I believe that giving God the glory for each and every goal set and achieved 
what's important.

I believe that as we strive to deepen our relationship with God,
we change,
we become stronger,
more able,
HIS strength
HIS power.

By our surrender to HIS strength and power,
we are allowed access to it.

My #1 goal for 2013 is to grow in a much deeper, 
more intimate relationship with God.

When I do that first,
then I truly believe that my goals will 
be achieved with much more 
this year.

My list of goals:

#1: Growing in a deeper relationship with God
through daily prayer/meditation,
memorizing a verse each week

# 2 : Continue to prioritize my relationships w/my spouse
and children through quality time w/each member, each week. 

#3 : Write daily
500+ words a day
(gotta start somewhere)

#4 : 2 or more 1/2 Marathons,
beating my own times.

#5 : Maintain my fitness routine
through 5 days @week workouts

#6 : Count my blessings each and every day!

What are your goals and priorities for 2013?
Don't have any?
Still thinking about them?

Want to join me and my friend, Mary DeMuth and 
work on a 

How can I pray for you?


  1. Have I told you lately how inspiring you are?!

    Janet, this is a wonderful post. And I so admire the goals that you are setting. You are a person who teaches me the value of goal-setting, and then challenges me to reach them.

    May I just take the time to comment on yours?? (You said yes, right?)

    #1 - Perfect
    #2 - My goodness, what a handsome family!!
    #3 - 500 words, seriously? You go, girl!
    #4 - This probably won't be on my list - but I'll cheer you on!
    #5 - I am SOOOO envious of your *guns*
    #6 - And yes, I also need to focus on my blessings more.

    Praying for you, and that God will continue to give us DIRECTION as we seek Him first in all things.

    Love u much and GOD BLESS!

  2. Sharon- you are way tooooo sweet!
    You have taught me so much and I'm so blessed to be on this journey along side of you!
    Praying for you, friend, as you discover which direction God is leading you in.
    Love you- Janet


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