Monday, January 17, 2011

Going Public

Well, I've decided to make my blog public again.  Being that I read all these other blogs on my sidebar pretty regularly, and since I do comment occasionally on them, I thought it was only polite that those people actually be able to see what I write now and then.  So...I've taken the plunge and gone public again. 

That being said, I haven't had any inspirational thoughts lately to make this a particularly interesting post beyond that.  There are all sorts of things in my head that I need to sort out before I can get them down in any kind of post that makes sense.  Unfortunately, since I spend my days chasing after two small children, I don't feel like I get a whole lot of time to do any brain de-cluttering.  Eventually, we'll get there.

Well, off for now...

Monday, January 10, 2011

Theme for 2011

So of course, this morning I remembered that I actually did have a New Year's-ish type of thing to blog about, and that is my theme for this year.  What is this "theme" thing you may ask?  Well, during the first service of the year at our church, the pastor handed out "Star Gifts".  Each person was given a yellow star with a word printed on it, and that word is God's gift to them for the year.  Somehow, God will use that word to speak to each person throughout the year.

My word was "teaching".

I know.  That's what I thought too.

My initial reaction was, "Teaching -- hm.  Seems kind of...dull."  Then I clued in.  "Teaching.  Oh Lord.  More lessons."

So my theme for the year is "teaching".  If I can stay on the ball about this, I'm hoping that I can keep this as a theme for my blog as well, to write about how I see God speaking to me this year about "teaching". 

I will admit, part of me is a little apprehensive about heading into the year now.  A year of "teaching".  Quite honestly, my experience with God and "teaching" generally involves struggles and trials, so I can only imagine what He might have planned for me.  I know that I have so much to learn, so the question now becomes which lessons will He choose to teach me?

Stay tuned...

Sunday, January 09, 2011

New Year thoughts...sort of...

I have a few minutes to myself while the kids are in the bath, so I'm quickly getting this post in.  I had hoped to be on the ball and actually do a first post of the new year thing right on January 1, but of course, that didn't happen. I had actually tried to type something up this morning while they were watching Backyardigans and eating their pre-breakfast snack of crackers and dry cereal, but then it didn't turn out at all the way I wanted, so I'm scrapping that attempt and starting over.

It will come as no surprise to you that I haven't really put together any New Year's resolutions or any kind of list of things I'm hoping to accomplish this year.  I've never really been big on the resolutions thing, mostly just because I'm not good at keeping up with them.  If I'm going to change something about my life, having it be the New Year is not really enough motivation to get me to do it.  There's some things that are in the back of my mind that I'd like to work on, like exercising more, and getting back into the habit of keeping my house clean, and blogging more frequently, but I haven't set any specific goals for any of these things.

I suppose if I did have some set goals, it might help me along in actually doing something about these things I'd like to change.  But realistically, I don't see any drastic changes happening any time soon. 

So anyway, that's my rather pathetic attempt at a first post of the year.  Frankly, I'm just trying to get a post in, so I'm sorry it's not particularly inspired today.  Maybe next time...