Allison and I have been friends for over 7 years now, and one of the best things about our relationship has been our vow to be accountable for each other. We don’t always keep up with it like we should, but it is SO SO good to have a friend who I can confide in and who still likes me when I fail. We are constantly trying our best to help each other be our best. One way we do that is by setting goals. New Years is always a great time for us because we have fun dreaming about the future, and making lists of what we want to accomplish. Knowing the other is on the look out makes it that much better! So, to keep up with our accountability we are posting our resolutions on the internet. Here are mine! See her’s here!
- -Apply to Medical Schools (by June 1st)
- -Keep up with baby photo book and organization
- -Visit (at least) 3 new cities/places
- -Blog weekly
- -Sew an article of clothing for myself
- -Memorize 12 Verses (see them here)
- -Limber up: stretching to do the splits by 2017
- -Squat more than my body weight
- -Monthly Exercise Challenge
- -Get a second PRN nursing job or side job
- -Get involved in a Bible Study
- -Learn basic scales on the piano (again)
What are your resolutions? Share with us!
The beginning of a new year always brings about thoughts of planning and list making. I’m great at both of these things! Making a list gives me hope of the possibilities in life and shows me a little of what to expect. I can visualize my success by putting a plan together. Here is a list of things I plan to achieve in 2016:
2016 Reading Challenge (See it here!)
Isn’t that a great list? Just think of how accomplished I would feel at the end of the year having done all these wonderful things!
How do you plan on spending your year?
I’ve never been good at remembering Bible verses, despite learning many in my childhood years. It’s like I can remember the gist of the verse, but I can’t remember where it’s at or who said it. I’d like to change that this year. I’ve picked out 12 verses, and I’m going to try and memorize one a month. It may not seem like a lot to some, but for me I think it’s a really good challenge. I’m hoping they will help me delve deeper into the love of the Father. Some of them are more lengthy than I’ve tried in the past. Here are my selections, if any of you want to join me!
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air – they do not sew or reap or store away in barns. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?” Matthew 6:25-27
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Finally brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable, if anything is excellent or praiseworthy, think about such things.” Philippians 4:6-9
“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness’. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, that Christ’s power may rest upon me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, I am strong.” 2 Corinthians 12:9-10
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Proverbs 19:21
“Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails”. Proverbs 19:21
“Show me your ways Lord, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior and my hope is in you all the day long. Do not remember the sins of my youth and my rebellious ways. According to your love remember me for you Lord are good.” Psalm 25:4-7
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways submit to him and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5
“Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the Law of the Lord and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water which yields fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither – whatever they do prospers. Not so the wicked! They are like chaff that the wind blows away. Therefore the wicked will not stand judgement, nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous. For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.” Psalms 1:1-6
“The fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control.” Galatians 5:22-23
“Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky 1as you hold firmly to the word of life.” Philippians 2:14-16
“Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst. But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life. Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.” 1 Timothy 1:15-17
What are some of your favorite memory verses? Is there a certain way you choose to learn them? Share with us!