Has anyone noticed that tomorrow is 1-3-13?

A few nights ago I was pondering the new year and pondering the old. What had I accomplished? What do I hope to accomplish this year? Have I changed? Have I grown as a person? A mom? A wife? A friend?

I started praying about an area of focus for this new year. I hadn’t done that before, I prayed specifically for a word for my 2013. One word that I could focus on.


Some people say I am incredibly disciplined. And I can be, just like anyone can be. But I do have my areas of extreme undisciplinedness. I know that’s not really a word, but work with me since my body is exhausted and I can’t think of the opposite of disciplined.

I don’t make resolutions because I’m sanguine enough to forget them 5 seconds after uttering them. I could write them down, which is what I know you’re telling me to do. But I tend to forget where I put things when I write them down. Or put them down.

No joke. Before Christmas I used the usb cable and connected my phone to the computer and downloaded some pictures.  When I was finished, I took the cable and put it…

who knows where. Seriously. I lost it for about 3 weeks. I had it that morning, put it someplace and promptly forgot where I put it. I just found it this morning. And no, it wasn’t in a weird place at all.

Back to being disciplined, I want to be more disciplined in all areas of my life. I want to be more disciplined mentally, physically, spiritually and emotionally.

As I was praying about this, I was impressed that I was to ruthlessly eradicate two things from my life:

I’ve been convicted lately just how much of our talk is just plain rude. Sometimes we think we’re joking but really that is just a cover for rudeness. If we say something and someone gets hurt by it, we feel justified in saying, “I was only joking!”

Rude is rude. Pain is pain. If it hurts someone, it’s rude and should not be said. I’ll be blogging more about that in the future.

Have you ever noticed how much clutter grows? It’s like guppies and rabbits. You have a little and soon you’re overtaken with clutter.  I’m ruthlessly eradicating it. From my life. From my house.  It’s bound to take some time, but that’s okay, I have all year.



One thought on “2013

  1. good post. Humor/honesty/sarcasm/rudeness – all things God has been trying to get me see are useless in my life if they don’t reflect his grace and mercy.. thank you for being so transparent.


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