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New year resolutions

So I am almost a month into studying/reading about rebuilding my walls and becoming the real me God intended ( Jack Hayford’s book on Nehemiah). I don’t know that I have actually listed the resolutions I have been working on but I thought I would today. Its interesting timing that I am now reading this book as it has helped me clarify them a bit more. I am trying to reflect God’s character along with all that I have learned from the last 4 years studying all that Jesus showed me in my own But God Bible Study. I decided that I should have a list to refer to since I have been working on these things in my head for a while, but now I am actually seeing progress so I thought I would document at least the starting point. I have been working on 8 things but I may add to it. I find i don’t have time to worry about other people’s issues they need to fix because trying to fix myself keeps me busy enough!

1-I have been trying to be less busy- leaving more time for family to do the activities they choose
2-I have been slowly but surely letting go of Nicole as she is becoming more independent
3-I have been talking less so as not to ramble. i want to make sure my words have weight and that I have something meaningful to contribute
4-I am trying to do what aaron asks of me the first time to honor his request – more difficult than I thought
5- I am adding number 4 to include my parents – I want my kids to see that just because I don’t live with my mom and dad doesn’t mean their requests are of no value
6- asking less questions by trying to condense what I really want to know into just one or two
7- putting my iPhone away when in the company of my family in the car or while having discussions – this is super hard because when there is down time and no one is talking it is so tempting to pick up and check on stuff
8- trying to make healthier choices for me and the family: eating less junk/ using vitamins,oils, organic, natural alternatives or other healthier items for household and daily living / exercise

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While I wait

As I await for my but God book to come back for final proofs I Am occupying my time catching up on all the books I’ve had piling up- today I reading Jack Hayford’s book on Nehemiah called “Rebuilding the real you.” My girls bible group is going to study this for the next few months and we start next week.

My kids started school this week but were able to finish their homework on time to go to youth group at church. Natalie shared that The Lord prompted her to pray for someone who she had overheard talking during the teaching. She was nervous because she didn’t know her, but felt the Holy Spirit’s urging to speak to her. Unfortunately the girl has had a troubled life, but natalie was obedient to the Holy Spirit and prayed for her. I love when my kids come home and tell me God stories.

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