Skip to main content

About Me

My photo
Follower of Jesus Christ. Lover of people. Lover of animals. High Point University graduate. Appalachian State graduate. High school English teacher. AXΩ.

2017 Goals

Image result for happy 2017



For 2016 I made 14 goals. I reached a few of them 
(meet Tim Tebow, deepen my prayer life), but not all of them 
(finish the first three books in my Emery series, keep my car clean, read ten books, go to Boone once every month). 
The year got so busy!

I'm gonna go out on a limb and make a few more reasonable goals for 2017, and try to look at this list throughout the year to try to reach them.



1. Get SOMETHING finished and possibly published.

2. Three random acts of kindness each month.

3. Stay in constant prayer - pray without ceasing.

4. Read five books (outside of the ones I teach at work lol).

5. At least ten blog entries every month.

6. Go to two states I haven't been to.

7. Keep my gym attendance up - 4x a week average.

8. BE CONTENT BUT NOT COMPLACENT. Grow in the Lord in ways I never thought possible.

9. BOONE ONCE A MONTH.

10. Sell a lot of the clothes I don't wear!

11. SAVE SOME MONEY.

12. Finally get Emery to master the "Sleeping Beauty" trick we've been trying to get.

13. Stay organized at work.

14. Enjoy the little things.



17 has been a number that has seemed "unlucky" to me for the past 7 years... I'm not superstitious, but many really terrible things that happened to me for a while happened on the 17th. After a while, though, I realized that those things seemed really bad, but were actually victories:

My brother's friend Matt passed away on January 17th, 2010. Terrible for the ones he left behind, but the most victorious day for him when he reached Heaven.

September 17th, 2011 was the last time I talked to my grandma before she passed away. Terrible for me, but her victory was just around the corner.

Our sweet beagle Honeygirl passed away on January 17th, 2014. Terrible for us, but I believe that even dogs go to Heaven (!!!), and while we were so sad, we could be joyful in knowing we had given her a long happy life.

Those are just a FEW examples.

I read somewhere that 17 is actually a number of victory in the Bible, so that was really cool to me. So hopefully 2017 will be a victorious year!!



* HAPPY 2017! *

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

SSP for Warby Parker!

A couple years ago a friend told me about this really trendy site where she ordered her eyeglasses. I had asked her where she got such cute eyewear and her answer was  "Warby Parker!"
I went to the website and was overwhelmed by all the choices! Not only were the glasses trendy, but there were many traditional looks, and awesome colorful frames as well. There were countless options for both men and women, in prescription glasses, non-prescription, AND sunglasses!
I feel like sporting glasses rather than contacts has made a comeback in a big way, and now glasses are an accessory and make a bold statement to complete your look in addition to helping you see.
If you order from WP, you can have FIVE pairs sent to you if the glasses are "available for try-on" before you actually buy them! I have a friend who did this, and it was so easy and fun. I feel like many times, people are wary of ordering frames online since they can't try them on and see how they look, but Warb…

Dating at 28 vs Dating at 21

I was just thinking the other day. I (over) think quite often. Sometimes it's good because it causes reflection, and this reflection was good.

I never really thought about the fact that I might be dating at 28 years old. I was never, EVER in a rush to get married, but there was a time when I assumed I'd be married by now. Looking back, it's interesting to see how things have changed from the time I was 21 until now, and why it's a really good thing I am still dating at 28.

All people are different. One of my best friends met her husband at 14. I have friends in their 30s that aren't married. Each person and situation are unique.

With that being said, I know that personally, I would not have been ready for marriage at 21. Or 22. Or even 25.

Dating at 21 for me was kind of like "What can you do for me? How can you make ME happy?" At 28 I've realized it should be "What can we do for God? What will make Him happy? And how can I make YOU happy?"
I had…

The Reality of Sin

Yesterday I was blessed to sit through THREE amazing church services. Lately, I feel like I really need to absorb as much of the Word as I can on Sundays in order to thrive through the week. It is so easy to get caught up in the stress of daily life, and I've found that the best way to combat that is to be poured into through spiritual teaching. I can't pour into my students or my family or my friends or my middle school girls on Wednesday nights if I'm not constantly growing and learning. 

It's also really cool / interesting to sit at different churches with entirely different groups of people and hear the Word presented in different ways.

Different churches appeal more to families or young people or older people for different reasons.

One thing I realized as I sat in my home church yesterday morning (OakView Baptist) is that although we don't have the lights and the music and coffee, we do hear the Word in a way that really gets deep into your soul.

It's a trend …