resolve, together

I hate resolutions….because I always end up disappointed in myself! So I don’t make them. Well, I didn’t make them. This year, Michael & I resolved to make a couple of them to do together. We’re not good self-motivators, so we figured we have a better shot at completing something if we both go at it.

After a having tough week last week (all of us), Michael shared this thought with me yesterday: “Every day is a new chance at life…to get things right that were wrong in the days or years before.” I think it fits some of the ‘why’ to our resolutions, so here’s our 2008 short list:

1. Read the Bible together every night (the One Year Bible helps break this down into manageable chunks!). We both feel like our generation of believers doesn’t know the Scriptures half as well as the previous ones. It’s so good and refreshing and grounding to do, reading Scripture, but we’re both so bad at doing it consistently.

2. Read more books. We’re going to get our library cards this weekend – finally. Got a list a mile long of books we’d like to dig into (recommendations welcome!).

3. Exercise for 30 minutes most days. I’ve got a post-pregnancy Pilates DVD and hand weights; and Michael’s got some dumbells, balance ball & a punching bag. We may not lose loads of weight doing it this way at home (with limited cardio for now), but at least we’re moving.

Still working on my ‘word for the year’. Stay tuned.

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About lindsay

just a girl, creator, reader, learner, homeschooler. wife to one and mother to two others. in the city and loving it. in pursuit of God and community.
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3 Responses to resolve, together

  1. amain says:

    If you would just move back to DSM you could join us moms @ Jordan Creek mall to ‘walk with strollers’ 3 mornings a week~ I am LOVIN’ it!!
    Those are great resolutions…for ALL of us:)

  2. Jane says:

    Have you read “The Alchemist”? Great shortish easy read book that makes you think about the big things in life. It’s a parable-type story (if that makes sense.)”The Catcher in the Rye” is also a good classic that I just finished (because I’m going to have to teach it). “Night” by Elli Weisel (I may have just butchered his last name there) is next on my reading list. It’s a great book, so I hear, about the Holocaust (not a daybrightening subject, necessarity, but a good one). Ok, this comment is getting entirely too long…I’ll stop there for now but will let you know if I think of others

  3. Lori Eilers says:

    Good idea to work together! I can’t wait to work out again! How about some new pics of the kids?

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