A New Year!

Happy 2009!!! I am not much into New Year's Resolutions...like eat healthy

{I will probaly eat chocolate tomorrow}

or exercise more

{that treadmill will still have the same dust on it}

or be more patient with the kids

{I know tomorrow someone will play with water, spill glitter, jump on the couch and I will raise my "voice"}

or keep up with the laundry

{It will last for a week and the buckets will be full and I will be doing 8 loads in one day}

or spend your money wisely(This one is important to me this year..I am going to TRY TRY TRY)

{Until I enter the doors of "Hobby Lobby" or "Gymboree"}

However, this year....I would like to see some things change and some stay the same. This year instead of resolutions that I will break tomorrow. I have chosen a verse for the year....

"But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." Isaiah 40:31


p.s. Check out Kaboose.com! They have some wonderful New Year's Day projects to do with your kids!


40 comments:

Pam D said...

I've chosen a verse, too, Sandy.. Philippians 4:8. I like yours... it's "uplifting", to say the least! Hoping and believing... that He will renew us daily and forgive us minute by minute! Happy New Year!

Mari said...

I like this idea. I'll have to think about a verse. I'm not too good at keeping those resolutions!

jennykate77 said...

Great verse for the new year! That is one we should always hold onto.

It is so true. Once people (including me) "resolve" to do something, it seems to never happen. Now there are exceptions, but I'm just generally speaking. However, each year I go ahead and make resolutions or set goals or whatever you want to call it. I'm a sucker for tradition I guess:) Here's to good intentions! :)

Hope you have a very blessed and prosperous New Year!

Liz said...

I absolutely love that verse. It's one of my favorites. I am not making any resolutions because I can't ever keep them. I hope you and your family have a wonderful New Year!

Jaime said...

Very inspiring.

Musings of a Homeschooling Mom said...

I love the verse! I am making resolutions... always the optimist!

Julie said...

Happy New Year!!! Thanks for the craft ideas... too bad I am stuck here in a hostel in Spain and cannot do them.

Rae said...

Wishing you a wonderful New Year!!!

Becky Welch said...

One of my favorite verses! I like this idea because I too can't keep resolutions. What a great blessing! My aunt wrote a book called Those Who Wait that is based on this verse.

Lisa & Gerald said...

Happy New Year!

Darlene said...

Happy New Year!!

Debbie said...

Happy New Year! I so agree with you on this post!!

Our Complete Family said...

What a lovely post!
Cheers to you my dear~ Les

Montee said...

That is one of my favorite verses. I usually don't make resolutions. My sister in-law, Tracy has a good idea for a one word resolution that she wrote about on her blog. Go to my blog and click on her name under "Other Bloggers," and check it out.

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

Ah great verse indeed!!

Happy New Year!

Ashley said...

happy new year!!

Michelle said...

Happy New Year!!!

Sarah said...

Happy New Year friend!

Preppy 101 said...

Happy 2009 and I love your Post!!! xoxo

Betsy said...

I am so that way too with resolutions. Hopefully this year I will want less and relax more.

lmerie said...

Happy New Year!

Jboo said...

Happy New Year to you and your family!! I'm already eating chocolate!

Janet

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Sandy,

That's a verse we had at our renewal of vows ceremony, and it is one that has sustained me through so many things that life has thrown my way. I can sound a loud "amen" to your choice of resolutions. This was beautifully written and is well worth having as your resolution!

Happy New Year! You are a joy!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Busy Bee Suz said...

I love this!!!!
I try to stay away from making promises I know I can't keep too...love the verse.
Happy new year!!!

April said...

What a wonderful post, my friend! Hey, you're not alone, when the doors of Hobby Lobby are open, I make a mad dash right on in. Boy, it's just so hard to resist! Oh, and as for the chocolate thing...I can NEVER give that up...no way! :) Happy 2009!

Grace said...

I like your authenticity! :-) Instead of resolutions, I posted a list of blogging prayers.

Laura said...

found you through SITS. I love that you enjoy coffee.I could not get through without it. May your new year be full of lattes!
God Bless.

michele said...

I love the verse you included. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Named Alicia said...

Oh I love this idea! I have seen several other ladies do it too. I will have to put some thought and prayer into it.

May you have a wonderful & blessed 2009!

Kacey R. said...

Great post & verse! I'm hoping that if I wish hard enough the laundry will start doing itself...Hey a girl can dream can't she? ;>) Happy New Year!

Melissa said...

Thanks for entering my giveaway on my blog. I am going to try to do a giveaway once a month!! Next month I'll probably feature hairbows cause I make those as well.

Feel free to visit my Etsy shop www.thefairytaleboutique.etsy.com.

Good luck!!

Becky said...

Oh Sandy, I haven't been here in a while! You have me rollin' with your amended list. I will just say ditto and LOL!

Happy New Year!

Denise K. said...

What a wonderful post about the new year! It was just what I needed to read tonight in the midst of sadness and change in our family. Thank you for sharing this hopeful scripture tonight...with love from Colorado, Denise

Smelling Coffee said...

If I made resolutions, they would be these very ones - and they would probably be producing guilt and a sense of failure by mid Jan. :-) I like your idea of soaring on the wings of the Lord and letting Him accomplish His desires through us!

Happy New Year!

AndreaLeigh said...

Happy New Year, Sandy Toes!

The Muse said...

excellent verse...it so fits! :)
blessings for a great new year!

vicki said...

love it!!

LuLu & Co said...

Great verse, and like your ideas for your year! really enjoyed reading your older posts.. I stumbled across your blog and so glad I did.
Happy New Year,
LuLu

The Arthur Clan said...

I have never made resolutions because I always knew I'd break them. Last year I did make one huge goal though and really made myself stick to it (about getting more healthy and losing weight.) I hope to continue with that goal this year as well.

Kim said...

I love your idea! Happy New Year!