2016 is almost here

2016

As one year winds down, another year approaches.  It gives us all the opportunities and possibilities of working towards making old or new dreams  come true.  The door is open wide for us to step out in new directions or return to old flights of fancy.  Just as Jesus entered the world as a newborn baby with the promise of greatness to come, we have the potential to make our dreams come true.  We need to think about what is important to us and focus on those dreams.

It is time to focus on setting goals and writing them down.  It is time for planning and focusing on what is truly important.  This year I want to focus on writing and living out my dreams.  I am participating in a new group called #write365.  I can’t wait to get started.  It is going to be fantastic to have a wonderful group of ladies to help keep me accountable and to share my successes with online.  I also plan on being more active in the COMPEL community by Proverbs 31 Ministries.  I want to start building my platform with dreams of speaking and writing in my future.  Recently, I submitted a piece Chicken Soup for the Soul for one of their upcoming books, so we will see where that leads.

Changes are coming my way.  I have always lived on the East Coast, but now we are preparing for a move to Texas in the new year.  I am interested to see what possibilities and opportunities this move brings for our family.  I plan on continuing to lead a small group on Facebook for Proverbs 31 Ministries Online Bible Studies, but am sitting out the first study because of our move.  Then I plan on starting my life coaching courses through Liberty University Online once we get moved.  Our oldest will also start his college work through correspondence once we move.  Homeschooling will still be actively operating in our home for our younger three.  I am trying to treasure every minute I have with our children.  I know the days of having them all home are fast disappearing.

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In this new year, I want to actively pursue building on my relationship with God and the time I spend with Him.  I also want to spend more time memorizing Scriptures and working on Bible Art Journaling.  I want  to actively participate in His Kingdom Come and my other Art and Journaling groups.  One of my goals in 2016 is to be more focused on  becoming more Christ-like.

Once we move I plan on finding a church our entire family can become involved in and enjoy attending.  Being with a group of like-minded believers is so important.  This season we have spent having church at home with my husband leading us has been a tremendous blessing.  But I recognize once we move, a new season needs to begin.

A new state, a new city and a new unit for my husband brings opportunities and possibilities for us all.  There are so many things I want to do, see, create and achieve.  The only thing standing between me and them is myself.

So how is your 2016 shaping up?   What dreams do you have?  What goals are you setting?  I would love to hear from you.