Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Happy New Year!!!

Wow - truly, where does the time go? I still can hardly believe it is 2011 and I can't wait to see the exciting things that God has planned for us this year!!
I have never been one to make resolutions for the new year but I have decided to make one this year and that is to be healthy. Being healthy encompasses so much I think. It most certainly includes diet and exercise but it is so much more than just that. I want to be healthier in the foods we eat. I have started making more and more homemade things and not just store bought and you know what - it is so much yummier :). I have made homemade granola, homemade granola bars, kale chips, sweet potato fries and chips, and even homemade laundry detergent. It is not hard and when I serve it to my family, I feel so much better. I want to be a better caretaker of the body God gave me. I don't believe it was his intention for us to be unhealthy and overweight. After all, when we are healthier, we are able to do so much more for Him!
But again it's not just my outer body but the inside as well. This year has been a true growth time for me in my quiet time and Bible reading. I have truly stuck to a daily reading of God's word and will be excited when I can say soon that I have read every book of the Bible!! But I want more, I yearn for more...
for more of God, to be more like Him, to be the woman He has always wanted me to be! I struggle in my prayer time with God - yes, I pray almost everyday but I know God desires more - more of me. More of a desire to talk to Him and have Him speak to me in those quiet moments.
So for 2011, yes I am making a resolution but not one I don't intend to keep - one that I pray will continue to be a reality from now on. So if you see me looking like this
Encourage me to look like this...
And especially this :)


Jeff and Meg said...

That sounds like the 'perfect' resolution. How did the kale chips taste? We have a CSA membership and get a ton of kale, which we like, but I run out of ideas.

Dave, Krysten, Andrew, and Kira said...

Thank you - the kale chips were wonderful Megan. The kids thought they were better than potato chips :) I got the recipe from thepioneerwoman.com/tastykitchen but a friend of mine listed on my blog list just put a recipe up I would really like to try :) -- just click on Beth's blog.