Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Theme for a New Year

I am so very blessed to have a group of friends that I never see, but talk to every single day throughout the day. The are a group of like minded Christian homeschooling women but we are also different in enough ways to keep things interesting! I'm so thankful for them.

One of us introduced the rest of us to an idea we have been using for the past two, maybe three years. My friend Dana listens to God to discover what it is he would like her to focus on in the coming year. You'll enjoy reading her post on her theme this year which is "consider the lilies."

As I said most of the group picks a theme and I thought you'd be interested in some of the others as well. You might find a blog you love as well!

Rachel is focusing on "simple, beautiful." There are so many praiseworthy thoughts in this post.

Dee Ann will spend the year thinking about "simple, lovely, grateful." She is simply lovely and I believe you will enjoy her blog.

Crissy will be "going live" and may be giving up the internet all together, so hurry over. Look for the post "It's (almost) a new year folks..."
And last but certainly not least...Brooke is hearing voices - but it's the good kind!
I'm calling my theme "first things first". Taking care of what's most important first. Carefully prioritizing my day. But that also means seeking God before opening my mouth. Making sure the log is out of my eye, etc...those are first things too. I've already started keeping a list of verses and quotations I come across on this subject that I hope will help to inspire me. If you all can think of some please leave it for me in the comments. Thank you Dana for introducing us to this wonderful way of preparing for a new year.


MFava@aol.com (xanga.com/GraceatHome) said...

You think I'm simply lovely? :) Thanks but you are the loveliest of all, Jilly! I love your theme. Enough that I may piggyback you on it throughout the year. Dee (www.Xanga.com/GraceatHome)

Think Pink Dana said...

You are MOST welcome! I love tracking what God has done in my life. I don't know it's that the theme allows more focus in general, or the idea of God giving me a theme allows me to focus more on HIM, which allows Him to accomplish more, but it helps me feel purposeful and motivated to know that I have a plan for the next 12 mos!