Wednesday, January 1, 2014

My goals for 2014

I don't make New Year resolutions. I have before , but it's usually a whopping week before I lose interest and move on to something else. I probably have adult ADD, and I'm serious about that! There's just too much adventure ahead in a new year to make me want to focus on a few resolutions. (Most people in my life are appalled by my take on life and common sense organization! Oh well, it works for us and I have a ton of fun!) Anyway, I don't make New Year resolutions.

I do have some goals for 2014 though. (I actually have a ton of dreams for 2014! What I lack in common sense, down to earth consistency and balance I make up for in dreaming! Dreams and goals aren't always the same though, and most of my dreams would seem too far fetched to share with most people!)  I'll share with you a few of my goals for 2014. You likely won't be surprised by these. 

1.  Read these books!
Please notice I didn't say read more! This is "more" to me! 

I'm currently reading The Book Thief on my Kindle. Blake gave it to me for my recent 44th birthday. I really want to see the movie, but we have a very strict rule around here that books must be read before movies are viewed. It might be on Netflix before I finish the book!  

The other books were gifts as well, from sweet young women in my life! Mickey, Sophie, and Megan are all girls who are seeking God. They represent what I wish I'd been like in my teens and twenty's! I will think of them as I read. Again, it might be June before I'm done. ADD, ya know!  SQUIRREL!!!

2.  My other goal is to lose 30 pounds this year. I hate that it's gotten to this point but honestly it has. 

3.  Finally, I am planning to pray for my children and their schools daily. As I've done this throughout the fall of 2013, I've seen God constantly working! Oh He's always been working in them and in their public schools, but He's revealed so much to me that I would have missed had I not been praying! I'm ruined for less, so even with my ADD tendencies I'll attempt to maintain some focused praying in 2014!

Do you make resolutions?

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

We are going to do an online study of the book Ever After on our Showing His Glory FB group...this community began during the LPL Springfield journey and has continued. Would you like for me to add you to that Group page? You can participate as you like...we will begin in Feb, maybe March Kim

Gayla Mckinney said...

Yes, Kim!!! A new group of young women are studying it here, but it's during my Hebrews study group, so I'd love to see how you guys are doing it!

Anonymous said...

I just started reading God Is Able yesterday! You probably already know this, but I didn't realize until I started reading it, that the entire book is on Ephesians 3:20-21!!!
Natalie