Put Your Dreams and Goals Before You

 Photo by Brooke Lark

Photo by Brooke Lark

Good Monday morning to you this first day of 2018!

Well, here we are at the beginning of a new year.  It always feels like the slate is clean and it’s time to plan dreams and goals for this year.  So what are your dreams and goals for 2018?  Are you starting something new? Do you have big plans?  I do.

Let me mention just a few of my dreams and goals for 2018.

1.      Advance my writing – specifically growing my blog audience

2.      Complete 2 books and publish them

3.      Minimalize my house for next year’s move

4.      Finish reading the Bible all the way through

Notice, I did not say “resolution”, I said dreams and goals.  A few years ago I started making vision boards.  The first year I did it I was blown away be all the things that actually happened.  NO, I don’t think the stars aligned to make my dreams come true that year.  What I noticed is that with the vision board front and center, I thought about my goals daily and I did something to work for them. 

Habakkuk 2:2 says,  And the Lord answered me:

“Write the vision;

make it plain on tablets,

so he may run who reads it.”

Setting my 2018 dreams and goals in front of me help me see the written vision made plain so I might run to it. That’s what a vision board does for me.  I like to use this rather than resolutions in a notebook. 

Everyone knows that most resolutions end before the month of January does.  So why waste your time making resolutions.  Why not set your dreams and goals before you in a way that you can plainly see them and then run toward your dreams and goals.

If you want to accomplish your goals, 

1. put them in front of you so you can see them every day

2. make them measurable

3. and make them realistic but with just a little stretch.

May your 2018 dreams and goals come true!  I know they can with some prayer and hard work.

Happy New Year!

 

Be Our Guest

Guestroom In case you haven't noticed, I've been on an organizing spree.  Unfortunately, I forget to take before pictures most of the time.  This is our guest bedroom.

We have a three bedroom house and the kids used to occupy all of the upstairs.  We totally avoided coming up.  However, they are grown and on their own (doing well) and I have worked to turn one bedroom into my home office and the other into an inviting guest bedroom.

I love the sign above the headboard.  Pinterest- gotta love Pinterest!  My sweet husband cut the wood and stained it and I commissioned the vinyl lettering and voila!  So far, our guests have enjoyed the guest room, too.  It's right next to the upstairs bath for easy access and the door you see leads to a large walk-in closet. (You probably don't want to walk in there just yet.)

Hopefully, we'll have guests in there soon for some wonderfully happy occasion!

Let your character be free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, "I will never leave you, nor will I ever desert you, nor will I ever forsake you,". Hebrews 13:5

Blessings!