Wednesday, January 25, 2012

To resolute or not to resolute...........

I   don't  like  making  New  years  resolutions,  because  I generally   keep  very  few  of  them,  as  can  be  seen  from the  fact  that I  have  not  blogged  in over  two  weeks,  I  rest  my case,  I  did  decide  however  to  try......  being the  operative  word.......  to  be  a  better  person.    I  have  chosen  a  bible  verse  and  a  song  that  will be  my theme  for  2012,  and  decided  on a  few "key" areas  that  I  want  to  work, on......  need  to  work  on......  so  I  thought  I  would  share  with  you  all  so  that  you  can be my policemen  and  hold  me  accountable.

My  bible  verse  that  I was  drawn  to  for  this  year,  for  me  i  just  really says  it  all,  hope,  strength  and joy,  what  more  would  I  need

Isaiah 60:1
"Arise,  shine,  for your  light has  come, and the glory of the  Lord rises upon you

My  song  for  the  year about  relying  on God  and  not  trying  to do  things  on my own,  how  many of  us  are  guilty  of  that.....

A group  I  was  introduced  to  by Penny.....  thanks  Penny........  
Tenth Avenue North - By Your Side

Why are  you  striving  these  days
Why are  your  trying  to earn grace
Why are  you  crying
Let me lift up your face
Just don't turn away

Why are  you  looking for  love
Why are  you still searching as if I'm not enough
To where will you go my child
Tell me where you run
To where  will you run
Cause I'll be by your side
Whenever you fall
In the dead of night
Whenever you call
And please don't fight
Those hands that are holding you
My hands are  holding you

Look at these hands and my side
They swallowed the grave on that night
When I drank the worlds sin
So I could carry you in
And give you, life
I want to give you life

I  spent  the  second  week  of  January  doing  the  Daniel  Fast,  an  amazing  experience,  it  is  during  this  time  that  I had  a  few  "light bulb"  moments.  I  wanted  to  do  it  for  a  full  21  days,  but  after  the 7th  day  of  headaches,  I could  just  not  go on.

Message  number  One.........
You  need  to  change  yourself  as  you  cannot  change  anyone  else...........

"I'm starting with the man in the mirror
I'm asking him to change his ways
And no message could have been any clearer
If you wanna make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself and then make a change"

 Message  number  Two........................

Volunteer more:   The  bible  says  that  if  you  are  a  true  Christ  follower  that    we  need  to   our  neighbour  as  we  love  ourselves,  there  is just  so much  need  am  I  really doing  enough.
Message  number  Three..................

Life  is  about  balance........  Church,  family,  job, recreation......... in that  order

Message  number  Four............ 

Take a trip: Go somewhere I've  never  been  before
2012  the  year  of  change  bring  on 2012......  after  all at the  end  of the  day.........


  1. Life is definitely what you make it! Great post!

  2. Perfect verses and song to tackle this new year and make it your own. I know you've had many challenges since I started reading your blog, but I'm so inspired by how you have taken them and turned them to your favor. You are an amazing woman!

  3. Ah honey this is a wonderful post and I please don't change too much because I love the woman you are now. When the words lovely, faithful and good comes to mind I think of you.
    As always I leave here wanting to be around you more and wishing you were in Texas instead of half way across the world. haha
    Miss you dear sweet friend

  4. You've got some great goals and aspirations for the coming year - you've inspired me!

  5. Yes! For me 2012 is going to be the year of no settings :)

  6. Taking charge of changing what needs to be changed in your life is up to you and I think that you'll make it with God's help. Always love hearing from you. I agree with Maggie that I like you just the way you are. Hugs. JB

  7. First of all...LOVE the song! Second of all...GREAT GREAT post!!! days of fasting???? Wow! I love that! I've been thinking of doing a big fast in the near future myself. I get so much out of them when I dedicate a chunk of time to prayer during the's amazing.
    Thanks for sharing the messages you got in your fast, too. Inspiring stuff, Karen! I love how God has brought us together - across the map, but just a post away. :) Blessings!

  8. I need to apply some of your goals to my own life! Great ideas!



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