So as you might remember, I had several New Year’s resolutions.   All good things and I even broke it down to 3 a month so I didn’t get overwhelmed.


Well, this month my goals were:


  1. Use my hubby’s love languages more.
  2. Say a morning offering every single day.
  3. Set a budget.


I’ve done better in my hubby’s love languages, though I still have room for improvement.   I said a morning offering every day even if I didn’t remember until 6pm (ahem).   Setting the budget didn’t go quite as well, but I made significant strides toward getting that back under control.   Our finances are a confusing mess of transfers between accounts, automatic payments, recurring saving for big ticket expenses (like insurance) and so despite my extreme distaste for Intuit (long story), I bought the newest version of Quicken.


I continue to struggle with wanting to do it all at once — I even signed up for a Titus 2 class that runs for 9 months.   I find, though, that since it wasn’t part of my baby steps plan, it kind of sits at the wayside.   I need my encouragement in small bite-sized god-puffs.   They are kind of like God-Breezes (a la Flylady), except super small and quick.   But they stick in my craw.


I get them in various places — random blog posts, tweets, facebook posts, priests sermons, and talks at my mom’s group.   One of my favorite inspirations comes from a newsletter I get from Eternal Encouragement.  Every week I get something new.  One week it was about being the best whatever I’m doing.  Right now, I’m being the best blogger I can be.  When I’m with my kids, I need to be the best mom.  When I’m cooking, I need to be the best cook.   Another week, it was about listening to God — I think it made the point about listening for God’s whisper so you don’t get hit with a brick.  I’m always getting hit with bricks :).   And once it was about interruptions and I’m always frustrated with interruptions so that really helped, too.   If you are in need of some bite-sized inspiration, visit Eternal Encouragement and sign up for their newsletter.


Where do you get your inspiration?







Disclaimer:  This post was written as a part of the Gabby Mom’s review program by Eternal Encouragement magazine.




5 Comments on Resolutions 2012 Update & Inspiration

  1. Pam B.
    9 February 2012 at 8:33 AM (9 years ago)

    Nice review,. I especially like the personal touches you added as some I relate to, also.


  2. Betsy Price
    31 January 2012 at 11:18 PM (9 years ago)

    What a great job of “being in the moment”!! Glad Lorrie’s newsletter could be a part of it!
    Betsy Price´s last blog post ..February Celebrations


  3. Cindy
    31 January 2012 at 2:03 PM (9 years ago)

    Nice how you can receive inspiration from many different sources.
    Thanks for sharing
    Cindy´s last blog post ..My Memories Review & Giveaway


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