Monday, January 2, 2012

In 2012, I intend....

Leslie had this great idea on her A Blonde Ambition blog.  She listed her New Year's Intentions.  I like that a whole lot better than resolutions.  So here are my 2012 intentions.

This year, I intend to exercise at least once every week, no matter how busy I am.  Lame- I know.  However, I always have the best intentions, and then something more fun always comes up.

This year, I intend to be the inviter, and not wait around to be the invitee.

This year, I intend to try at least one new recipe every week.

This year, I intend to blog at least once a week.

This year, I intend to tackle a lot of items on my 30 before 30 list.

This year, I intend to be more quick to forgive.

Also, this past week (as in years past) they were talking on K-love about picking one word to focus on for the year.  I was thinking that my word for the year would be joy.  So then last night I was reading Nicolae, the third book in the Left Behind series. {side note: Those books are kind of freaky.  I was talking to my co-worker and she brought up a good point.  She said she intends to be on the first train out of here.  I'm in full agreement there.}  Here is an excerpt from Nicolae that got me thinking:

"Joy, Buck thought.  What a concept in this place, at this time.  The name of the game now was survival.  Certainly joy took on a different meaning than ever before in Buck's life.  He used to equate joy with happiness.  Clearly Tsion Ben-Judah was not implying that he was happy.  He might never be happy again.  This joy was a deep abiding peace, an assurance that God was sovereign.  They didn't have to like what was happening.  They merely had to trust that God knew what he was doing."

That was sure good timing.  I picked that word not thinking of it in that sense at all.  But that seems like a good place to start the year- trusting that God knows what he's doing, with a deep abiding peace.

1 comment:

  1. Sound like great intentions, friend! I bet you'll have a GREAT 2012!!!