1. List one thousand gifts. Gratitude. Memorize and meditate on these words.
So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in Him, rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. (Colossians 2:6-7)
Be joyful always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances for this is Gods will for you in Christ Jesus. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
2. Pray more for Jackson. Trust God with the big and the little in my son’s life. Never forget that he is fearfully and wonderfully made. (Psalm 139:14)
3. Read more. Soak up the words. Get lost in a good book…or two…or three…
4. Seek God and what He has in store for me as a writer. Blog more consistently. Continue to share our story and trust God to continue using it for His glory.
5. Extend grace to myself and to my son. To not let the toddler temper tantrums get the best of me. To get to this place: Something very magical happened the day my world didn’t stop turning because of his behavior.
6. Journal more…both with words and with a lens. Capturing the one thousand gifts and all that I have to be thankful for.
7. Find joy in the midst of the mundane – the dirty diapers and dishes. To remember that the secret to joy is to keep seeking God where we doubt He is (Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts)
What are your hopes for 2014?