It’s that time of the year - the time where all the new fad diets come out and everyone strives to lose their holiday pounds. My resolution(s) this year are slightly different than many I have made in the past. Over the years I have said I was going to go on unruly, unachievable diets. I’ve strived to do things that were not fun or interesting. This year I am going to put forth an effort to make a difference in someone else’s life, not just my own. My friend, Jenn Ingram, and I have made an effort to start up a group called ACTeens in our church. It is for teenage girls, and the ministry is mission-oriented. The past few months have been introductory, but in 2011 we aim to really get involved with our church & our community as a group. I will strive to invest in the girls of this group and make a difference in their life. I commit to sticking by their side through the good times and the bad.  I’m not going to give up on them if they are lead astray. I plan on challenging them, and (hopefully) teaching them a thing or two.

I also want to pick up a new hobby in 2011! I’m not exactly certain what it is going to be, but I have a few in mind. I have this small sewing set my grandmother gave me years ago that hasn’t even left the box. I saw it a few days ago and thought about picking up sewing. I’ve never really sewn anything but a button. I did take Mrs. Tidwell’s “home ec” and make some pajama pants and a “quillow.” Maybe I can do this… Who knows? I do have a lot of fabrics left over from the wedding reception. I don’t really have any other ideas… especially because most hobbies are quite expensive and time consuming. I already enjoying painting and dancing….

Speaking of dancing, I also plan on enrolling in a modern dance class. Because most classes don’t restart until May, this will not be acted upon immediately. Dancing relieves my stress and is a way I can express myself more than anything else.

RJ and I have made a resolution to complete 8 devotions/books together in 2011. Most devotions are approximately 6 weeks, so that gives us a little bit of wiggle room. First on the list (he doesn’t know it yet) is a book called The First Five Years given to us by an old friend Keri Flowers. We began reading it a while back, but this season is really busy for us merging two families during Christmas-time and we haven’t been able to stick with our readings.  We have also decided to have an adventure day once a month! On day a month we are going to go to a new place, or try something new! Whether it be hiking, driving to a random city, or just trying a new restaurant, we will “venture-out” once a month!

1 comment:

Keri said...

I hope it is a great devotional! The Farrell's are AMAZING bible teachers!

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