2011 word :: intentional
I feel like God has breathed this year’s word into me … and really, for the most part,
it’s also an extension of my word from last year. I feel like He’s had me on a journey this year …
a journey to be intentional about the things I do … or maybe even more importantly, the things I don’t do.
See my littlest bundle of joy? She is growing up faster than I want … they all are. Geesh! Taylor’ll be SIXTEEN this year! SIXTEEN. Are you hearing me? ONE SIX! And driving. And working. And growing. This weekend, I was watching old movies of Taylor when she was exactly the size of Hunter above. Even the same haircut. And yes … so what if my heart is playing tricks on me right now and tears are forming realizing how quickly it all went.
Have I mentioned my oldest will be SIXTEEN this year!?
Sorry … didn’t mean to get all ADD on you there! So anyway … intentional. My goal this year is to be intentional.
Intentional in spending time with my Savior :: I’m joining Good Morning Girls with Stef & Amy
Intentional in my parenting :: I’ll share tomorrow what I have up my sleeve
Intentional in homeschooling Taylor :: I’m going to start scheduling time in with her everyday
Intentional in exercise :: honestly not sure how I’m going to stay accountable on this one, but I’m working on it!
Intentional about meal planning :: I’ll be scheduling a time each week to plan out our menu
Intentional about organizing our home :: I’ve already started & will continue to work on each room throughout the year
Intentional about simplifying :: Courtney sent me a note about her new site & mission and I am so ON BOARD!!
On our trip to Israel this past year … God whispered to me “Be still and know that I am God.” I was trying so hard to hear Him … questioning why He wasn’t talking to me … just busy, busy, busy trying desperately to hear Him. When out of the blue, and in a quiet moment on the Sea of Galilee, He spoke … “Be still and know that I am God.” In many ways, I equate this as being intentional … or, stay with me here … proactive.
When I think of being proactive, or intentional … I visualize being organized, in control, on “top of things,” and at peace … or still.
When I think of being reactive, I visualize being out of control, unorganized, hurried, stressed, and very … unstill.
So yeah. Bottom line … I know without a doubt that God has been preparing me for something big … and although, that “bigness” is yet to come … He’s in the process of prepping me for that journey right.now!
Be still and know that I am God. Be intentional in the life I’ve laid before you, and you’ll hear Me.