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January 13, 2011

My Life...A Worthy Project

I've never been one to make resolutions.
I think it's cuz I'm afraid I won't have enough self-discipline
to follow through and keep them.

When I read about Cate's Project 2011 at Moments of Whimsy
last weekend I realized this:
I DO have some goals I want to work toward.

The thing that really struck a chord in me
was what Cate said:
"I need to treat my life as a project-
a project that is worth putting
some time and effort into."

Since I am a daughter of the
King of the Universe,
created in His image,
and saved by faith in His Son,
Jesus Christ,
I need to live as though that makes a difference.
People in my family, at work, and in my community
need to see Christ in me,
experience His love, joy, hope, and peace
when they are around me.

These are the goals I think are worth pursuing:
re-institute my daily quiet time with Him,
achieve my weight loss goal and maintain it,
move more!
pray for reconciliation & harmony within my family,
make plans with my husband to improve our marriage,
learn to be a grandma,
make a quilt for my first grandbaby, due in May,
buy & learn to use a macros lens for my camera,
work at taking better photographs,
grow more veggies this spring and summer,
eat more veggies,
initiate and plan girlfriend time,
call my family & friends more often,
grow into my role as mentor,
post weekly photos for the mcp project 52 flickr group,
post weekly updates-or lack thereof-for Project 2011
about what I've done to accomplish my goals.

Achievement begins with movement toward a goal.
I can move confidently in the direction of my dreams
and make a difference for Jesus as I do so.

Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God?  Therefore honor God with your body.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
Therefore, as God's chosen people...clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience....Forgive as the Lord forgave you.  And over all these virtues put on love...Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts...And be thankful...Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly...
Colossians 3:12-16
What ever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men...it is the Lord Christ you are serving.
Colossians 3:23-24


May God grant you grace, peace, and mercy today!
Love,

Linking with
Cate's Project 2011 @ Moments of Whimsy



5 comments:

Show Me Mama said...

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Have a great weekend
ShowMeMama

Cate said...

I LOVE these goals and relate so well to quite a number of them!

I'm so glad that you are joining in with Project 2011 and look forward to hearing about all the goals that you fulfill as the year progresses :-)

HOPE said...

Hi,
I over from 40FF hop. I read you're doing the project 2011 too, I am too.
My new blog - http://www.dont-worry-bout-a-thing.blogspot.com
Hope

Kellee said...

I think you have a number of wonderful goals here, and I wish you well as you strive to reach them. :)

onemixedbag.com said...

Good luck with your goals. I too should be an eat more veggie girl, but alas am not.

So glad that you are going to be joining the Project 2011. Look forward to following your progress.

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