I meant to announce the winner of the beautiful note pad last Friday, but I had too much fun playing with my family that day and completely forgot!
So, I'm a bit late and ask your forgiveness for making a promise I didn't keep.
With delight, I have randomly selected "Faithgirl" as the winner. I sent her a personal e-mail, but if that didn't go through and you are reading, please email me personally at editor@Proverbs31.org.
My children went back to school today, and I breathed a sigh of relief. I used to feel guilty for feeling that way, but no more. Being a work-at-home mom, I do quite a bit of maneuvering when the family is home. I'm happy to do so, but it's also nice getting back to a routine. And getting ready for the New Year.
One thing I'm not doing is making New Year's Resolutions. And if you check back on Wednesday, you'll see that even if I did, I wouldn't announce them. Wednesday I've got a devotion running on Encouragement for Today titled "I'm Keeping my New Year's Resolutions to Myself!" It's kind of a controversial look at announcing resolutions.
New Year's Resolutions seem faddish to me. Annually faddish. One person makes them, then someone else decides it's a good idea and makes them for themselves. How many people really keep them, after all?
I am for setting goals, and wish I set them in more areas of my life. I'm solid at setting professional goals, which for me crosses into ministry goals, since they overlap. But I'm sporadic at best at setting spiritual, relational or personal goals. It's not that those areas aren't a priority, but I'm not purposefully moving forward in them. Plus, they have always been too easy to let slip when the pressure is on.
While not a resolution, I'm giving myself a challenge to consider setting goals in areas of my life that I haven't addressed.
On Wednesday, you'll see why I'll keep them to myself.
In His Love,