I am on the lookout for a valentine house kit now.
But we have to get through all the birthdays first...
our soon to be 8 year old's,
and Sadie's 2nd b-day.
On the topic of new year's resolutions (to change subjects here)........I am definitely thinking about some goals for the new year. Jen, my walking buddy, and I were talking about our to-do lists and what is really important. I love making to-do lists for each day. I love crossing stuff off of the list. I want to make a to-do list for each day and then re-examine the list, cross off about a third of it, and write in- KIDS!!! Spending time with them, reading to them, teaching them life lessons, listening to them, talking to them.
Isn't it funny how we can get so busy with stuff that doesn't even matter!!!?!!!!???!!!!!?!!!
I want this year to be different.
I want to have a house cleaner come in once a week. (did I write that?.......................)
Pastor preached about living for the sake of the Gospel.....you can go here to listen to it. And don't forget about Dave's message Lay up Treasure in Heaven in 2011. (you can see that here too). I have yet to pick a verse for this year- or to really write down my goals- but living for the sake of the Gospel pretty much sums it all up, right! People are what matters.........giving glory to God is what matters. But it can take me about 2 hours to forget all of that and have my selfishness take over.
I love these words...................
I RepentI regret the hours I have wasted and the pleasures I have tasted that You were never in. And I confess that though Your love is in me, it doesn't always win me when competing with my sin.
And I repent, making no excuses. I repent no one else to blame. And I return to fall in love with Jesus. I bow down on my knees and I repent.
I lament the idols I've accepted, the commandments I've rejected to pursue my selfish end. And I confess I need You to revive me, put selfishness behind me and take up my cross again.
And I return to fall in love with Jesus. I bow down on my knees and I repent.
(by Dave Noel)