Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Living The Best of Your Life!

I am so grateful for each new day!

I've been pretty good so far regarding taking small steps each day
towards my goals for the year.

But one question for you -

are the goals that you have set for yourself going to add positively to your life, 
for the rest of your life?

After going to church this weekend,
there was talk about resolutions-

One of my favorite words ever:

One of my very favorite verses:

Romans 12:1-2

New Living Translation (NLT)

A Living Sacrifice to God

12 And so, dear brothers and sisters,
[a] I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all 
he has done for you. 
Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. 
This is truly the way to worship him.[b]
Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world,
but let God transform you into a new person by 
changing the way you think. 
Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, 
which is good and pleasing and perfect.

Instead of making resolutions for 
this year,
what about making
resolutions that will add to the 
rest of your life?

For some reason, 
I was able to see this differently this year.

 My vision 

E     X     P     A     N     D     E    D. 

As I made my resolutions/goals,
I was able to see how each one of them will benefit my
growth, change 
to the person God wants me to be.

I am able to see my life in a 
life long
year to year.

Here are a couple of my goals and how I'm looking at the lifelong benefits:

 I yearn to grow in the Lord and learn more about and absorb his word and we (as a family)
will be memorizing more verses.
We will be starting with Ann Voskamp's memory practice sheets for 

I desire to stay fit and increase my running times/speed,
so I'm training for the Huntington Beach 1/2 Marathon 
                                                       and will do the OC 1/2 Marathon.

My goal to write a book....
(with this guy's guidance)
which will be the result of writing everyday of this year
if I could just win this battle:
I've got to write..
one word or 500, 
or something in the middle!
(I think I had previously posted 500 
which is a lot more than I thought it was!)
and realistically, 
I could do at least one word every day,

I will focus on loving people
not things,
prioritizing my family and friends.

I've actually purchased note cards and will send at least one card out a week.
Send me your address and I'll write you 
hand-written note!

I even signed up for this!
Imagine receiving a letter through snail mail!

What IF God could really transform you this year?

He can

Let him.

Have the best day ever!


  1. I'm in desperate need of transformation right now. Physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually. I'm in a *funk* - and I know that God has bigger plans for me than sitting on the couch.

    I continue to be inspired by your Sanguine "I CAN DO IT" attitude!

    Maybe the first part of God giving me DIRECTION this year is letting Him do some transformation work!


    (P.S. You crack me up! 500 words was a lot, I thought - but yes, I think you can do at least one word!! :)

  2. Oh Sharon- let's get "down" with that funk!!! He is doing a HUGE work in you out there - you are being stretched, so hold on, He's taking you on the ride of your life!! Just trust Him- He has, was and will be in control of the direction he is taking you- LOVE you!!!!
    One word at a time! LOL
    You are the best!!!

  3. Hey Mamas!! Just wanted to stop by and support you in your writing, thank you for sharing your spark of motivation to us. You've been a key influencer in my goals as well. I am also going through many transformations, emotional, relational and physical. I was in a funk for a very long time and I finally decided to do something about it. It has not been easy and i still find myself falling off the wagon at times but I get back up and I really am trying not to run away......hahaha! that's why I do a lot of physical running....hehehe!! It's metaphorical mentally reminding myself to push forward and of course to lean on God and not run from him either....hehehe!! Anyways, cheers to your goals! Hope to read your book someday soon!!

    1. Ms. Sophia!! Thanks for stopping by- yes, let the Lord transform you, too. I'm so glad you are not in your funk any more, and the next time you fall, let me help you up! I want to read your writing- please do not stop. I've done a lot physically, so this year the focus is the writing process- think about joining me, as I believe you have a lot to share!!! Hope to read YOUR book someday, too.
      Love you!


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