this little light of mine.


this little light of mine.
has always been one of my favorite songs.
but this one.
THIS one.
is the  best.

sit down.
and listen to the words.

can there be any better theme song for one's life?

i have been doing a lot of reflecting as we have closed out 2015
and ushered in 2016.








as another year draws to a close,
and a new one  births,
i am drawn to sit. be quiet.
think.
am i on track?
with God. with life. with my health. with relationships.
with responsibilities. with goals. 
the list continues.

i look at the things my hand touches and think again.
is THIS what God WANTS me to do?
am i giving this my ALL?

2016 brings fresh hope.
fresh dreams and opportunities.

John 1:4-5.
"in HIM was Life, and the Life was the LIGHT of men.
the LIGHT SHINES in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it."

so what do you dream in 2016?
the word i chose for myself this year is:
be PRESENT.

life is moving so fast.
i got teary looking at pictures this morning with Karolina.
my babies. growing up so fast.
am i making the most of this time?
am i making the most of being their mama?

i don't know.
real life happens in the midst of my dreams and hopes.
i get tired. i get cranky.
that is just being realistic.

but looking at 
be PRESENT
by my kitchen sink
has helped me to do just that this January.

and the rest of my goals this year?
well. i am going to finally read the Bible thru this year.
several failed attempts are rediculous and embarrassing.
so this is MY year. to finish.
to read cover to cover. 

and then there is rising early.
before my family.
with my coffee. and Bible and journal.
i am hoping to journal again.
after about a 5 year hiatus. :/
and blog too.
intentional.
MUST take the time...because they are so fun to read later on.

get my health in order.
i am tired of thinking about losing weight and getting healthy.
it will happen this year.
ya know. i turn 38 soon.
like in 8 days.
eeeeekkkkkk.

those 2 goals i have broken down into a million other ones.
so that is all i am going to focus on this year.
two BIG things.

:)


how about you?


Comments

Anonymous said…
You are not alone. I will join you as I read through the Bible this year too. I also have a lot of pounds to shed. I enjoyed this blog because it inspires me. May you find quiet time to spend with God and time for yourself to exercise. Happy birthday too!! Emiley
Angie Myer said…
I love the words 'be present' .... might write that down & put it next to my kitchen sink :) I understand -- there are SO many distractions & I don't want to miss the important things! Have a good one, Mis!
Love,
Ang

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