Wednesday, January 02, 2008

It came and it went. And I totally missed wishing everyone a very wonderful New Year yesterday. I was totally out of commission yesterday with a whopping headache. I think all the late nights, out of routine sleeping in, constant consumption of unhealthy food choices and not getting outside a whole lot just totally caught up with me.

Does this sound like a lead up to a big resolution post for 2008? Well, it won't be. I don't make them. I gave it a great effort last year because it seemed the thing to do because I now had a blog and it would make me accountable to, like, the whole world, but that didn't change a thing when it came to working toward and accomplishing those goals I listed. As usual I started off with a bang, but totally fizzled out quickly. I can't even remember what any one of the goals I listed was.

I do know a couple things, I want to draw closer to the Lord this year. I do want to spend more personal time with Him. And I want my home to be more of a peaceful place all around. So I will be taking steps toward both of those things this year. The thing that I don't know yet is what I will do to work towards the both of them. I am sure I will be making plans, but I'm also sure those plans will be tweaked and changed as it goes along. As my friend, Laura, wrote so eloquently yesterday, one small thing at a time adds up to big results. I have a feeling, though, that the two definitely go hand in hand.

One of those small steps will be making better use of devotionals featured at Faith Lifts and at CWO Internet Cafe. Both of these sites have wonderful daily posts that help us draw closer to the Lord and help us to focus on Him. CWO has made a cute little button that I will be putting in my side bar to help me remember and I'll link both of these sites under the button. I'll be going to each of these sites daily, with my bible in hand, and notebook and pen, and hopefully an open heart to hear from the Lord. I'm not expecting to spend hours there. But just a small portion to start and end my day. This is my first small step.

Now I want to wish all you who come by place a wonderful year, full of all of God's best for you and your families. I am so very thankful for each one of you I have "met" through blogging. You bless me with your comments, you insights and your sense of humor each day. I'm looking forward to another year spent visiting with all of you!


Beck said...

Happy new year, Susanne!

Cyndee@Riezzee's Place said...


Happy New Year! I am also looking forward to visiting bloggy friends and continuing that wonderful love affair with my Savior.

Blessings to you today!

Org Junkie said...

You know I went back and read my list from last year and I didn't do so hot either. Sigh.

My small thing for today is washing the kitchen floor. That's it. If I get that done I will be thrilled with myself because I hate to do it. I will not procrastinate today with the floors, I will get it done!

I too need to get back into regular devotions.


The Trier and Jen said...

praying your feeling better soon

Happy New Year
Hope its a good one for you and yours


Jen said...

I so hope you have a great 2008.

gail@more than a song said...

Happy New Year! I hope you're better today....I can relate, we got sick and I've had one of those headaches too, along with a cold or something.

Much Ado said...

happy New Year. I love that idea of the small things!

dcrmom said...

I, too, want to draw closer to the Lord and make my home more of a peaceful place this year. Now, just how do I go about it? :-)

Happy New Year!

Lisa writes... said...

A happy, blessed 2008 to you as well, full of the joy of Jesus! And a happy belated birthday as well!

Barbie@ Mamaology said...

Happy New Year! May the Lord give you wisdom in pursuing your goals!

Jenny in Ca said...

Happy New Year Susanne! I hope you feel better soon, And I wish you great success with your goals this year- you listed good ones.



Angie said...

Just wanted to stop by for a visit. I always appreciate your comments at Faith Lifts so why haven't I visited your blog yet? So nice to come by. Happy New Year and we're on the same page with out resolutions! I'll check out CWO that you mentioned. Blessings, Angie

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Anonymous said...

Lol, getting mixed up with my blog aliases!! 'Love Sows Seeds' is where I was blogging for a little while anonymously!

Anyway here's my comment:

I do know a couple things, I want to draw closer to the Lord this year. I do want to spend more personal time with Him. And I want my home to be more of a peaceful place all around. So I will be taking steps toward both of those things this year. Lovely thoughts and something I would like to do too.


(Susanne 'Sez' is my nickname I'm trying to be a bit anonymous, I'm back at A Bend in the Road. S x)

Bev said...

And Happy New Year to you too, Susanne. You may not make resolutions but youre bound to have some goal-oriented thoughts going on, way too purposeful a girl not to I'd bet. xoxo