Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Hopes for Infinity and Beyond

Well, Hello My Friends!

I have been off for a bit and I am so sorry about that!

I have been thinking a lot about goals and dreams. The fact is that I have my list of what I want to accomplish...a bucket list of sorts...but I am often reminded that God has a plan for my life that might not be exactly what I desire, but it is always best.

He promises that to us in Jeremiah 29:

"For I know the plans I have for you..plans to prosper you and give you peace."

So I write this list with
a little hesitancy,
a little humility ,
and a lot of humor!

Goals and Dreams For My Life

Top 25 Things that I Want To Do
Subject to change Daily...

1. Run a Marathon.
2. Go camping with all four of my children and husband.
3. Go to Disneyworld (again).
4. Clean out my closet.
5. See my children get married.
6. Go on a vacation with just my husband.
7. Go on a cruise with a fun couple we know.
8. See Wicked.... is it really that good?
9. Play drums for the GoGos (Some dreams I kept from my childhood...)
10. Write a book.
11. Love Jesus with everything I have.
12. Go to the beach.
13. Make a perfect Danish Layer Cake.
14. Grow more than just tomatoes in my garden.
15. See the Holy Lands.
16. Get up early to read the Bible for more than 21 days in a row.
( 'Cause doesn't it become a habit, then?)
17. Watch one of my children in a musical or play.
18. Finish a triathlon ( half or whole...I'm not choosy)
19. Speak to women about the changing love of Jesus.
20. Finish our Master Bathroom.
21. Teach my children to be confident and kind.
22. Write a Mother/Daughter Bible Study Book.
23. Read the whole Bible.
24. Teach a college course on anything.
25. See my children walking in the Truth.

Another goal is to write and encourage people so that everyone might be able to find a little joy in their lives - whether it is making cake pops with their child or going on a 16 hour in one day road trip only to come back 2 days later! And that is the purpose of this blog. To encourage joy in the midst of the daily events we all encounter. Whether it is something on our list, or just dropping the kids off at school, you can find joy and ways to share joy.

Because if you look at my list, in the whole realm of life, not a lot will be important. But a few are eternal. I would love to hear about a few of your dreams, hopes, or goals...



Sassy said...

See how my list compares to yours... (Assume the Jesus ones are the same.)

1. Run at least a block without getting that nagging pain in my side.
9. Sing with a beautiful voice - not going to happen until heaven, and that's okay.
10. Write a book. Still say we should do one together...
11. Same.
13. Find out what a Danish Layer Cake is and then have a bite of yours. :)
14. Find a way to grow vegetables without needing much sun, or pray that a shade tree dies...
19. Speak- but more likely about the unchanging love of Jesus.
20. Enlarge that little shelf under our bathroom sink so that all of my things don't fall to the bottom of the cabinet.
23. Memorize the whole Bible. Just kidding! I just want to be able to memorize Romans 8!
25. Same - pray for that every night with them!
One that I have always had:
26. Grow old with my husband.

Angie said...

Hey Sassy!
You are hilarious!
Love the running one!
For your birthday I will have My Man do your shelf for Number 20!
Love you,

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