I don’t get caught in the trap of New Year’s Resolutions, which are usually doomed to fail.
I choose a word, phrase, character quality, song, or idea to meditate on, practice, engage, and dialogue with throughout the year.
What it is :
Resolutely or dutifully firm and unwavering
steady – firm – stable – constant – staunch – immovable
1. Fixed or unchanging; steady. Focussed.
2. Firmly loyal or constant; unswerving.
Bible Verses :
What it is not :
Changing my mind
People pleasing (includes my children)
What it looks like in practice:
In a relationship : You are committed and dedicated to each other: your love is strong and it sustains your relationship through whatever life throws your way.
Learning to listen to God’s word
~ not needing to defend my parental position with my young teens
~ not feeling like I have to act/think in a particular way to gain someone else’s approval
– being aware of God’s always-love of me (makes me want to shout!!)
– knowing and knowing that my husband is on my side – yeah!
Two of my computers ‘fried’ in the last week or so. Can you believe it?!
Sadly my collection of writing, articles, and graphics of the last ten years are no longer intact. Trojans and worms from my kids games computer (it’s a long story – this is the Reader’s Digest version here), where I stored my MOPS ‘stuff’, nibbled through the documents – sniff! wah!! I’ve regrouped some folders and files from older back-up disks and hope to get more from the office computer, but there’s holes that I guess will be noticed for some time yet.
What a character-building month … Give me a break!!
But there is a happy ending … I have a new computer (to me) with plenty of RAM ROM disk space and other important computer bits!
Anyway, spent a bit of time in the last 24 hours putting updates and essential programs in, and I have some lovely friends extricating files off the other pakaru disk, so I have hope – and now I have a new thing to try out with WordPress – post by e-mail. Could this get better?
Holding onto hope!
Here are the various parts of my life:
www.nzhomeed.wordpress.com – general homeschooling info for NZ
http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/MigraineHealth/ – forum for women who have migraines
My Husband’s site:
My children’s (neglected) blogsite:
I’m president of MOPS NZ:
MUM-e-Mail – free twice-a-month encouragement for mothers of under 6s and their supporters: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MUM-e-Mail/
This is gathered with some other interesting sites I like
at Crayon “Banquet Times” – click items down the LHS
Create your own newspaper : http://www.crayon.net/scripts/login.cgi?mode=create
– to young children, home educating mothers
– recipes, healthy food
links for anything that interests me – homeschool, migraines, creativity
– or maybe Wordless Wednesday? – a picture or photo
– a question, a ponder …
– friendships, organic church …
I do not promise to post every day every week, but I thought this could put a structure on my thinking and posting.
Words – writing – gaining knowledge – research – not afraid of computers –
– “help others to help themselves” – encouragement – give things a go – failure is not terminal – determination – sense of humour – will ‘speak the truth with love’ –
… to be continued …