Sunday, January 6, 2013


In years past I've always made the traditional New Years Resolution list.

This year was a bit different.
All through December I thought about what my list would look like.
What I wanted to add to it.
And then the new year came.
And I still wasn't quite ready to write anything down.
So I didn't.
I've always just thrown some resolutions on a paper and by day three crashed and burned on them all.

There are so many dreams and goals I have for this year.
Ones for me...ones for our family.

As I started praying through and writing down my goals for the year I kept coming
back to the fact that I wanted to do them WELL and to the best of my ability.
I want to honor the Lord with my list.
To strive at what I had written the goals to Him my best.

I am the queen of starting a project and not finishing it.
I get distracted easily and love to move on to something else mid-project.
I have always been this way.
If you don't believe me you should come and take a peek at my half painted dining room.
It's been that way for a month now;)

I have continued to make a list of goals for the new year.
And I've written a big "WELL" over all of them.
They may be accomplished this year.
They  may not be.
But I am going to strive to do my best and to do them well.

Colossians 3:23
"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart,
as working for the Lord, not for men."

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  1. Oh I love this! Simple yet so profound :-) Do it WELL! ;-)

  2. Beautiful and inspirational post! Thank you! (: I needed this!

  3. Thanks for always being so uplifting and positive! You are always so refreshing:)

  4. Love that verse! I have it up in my cubicle at work!

    Now...go get on that dining room...I wanna see a finished picture! ;)

  5. I know exactly what you mean.. I'm sure a ton of us can relate to the habit of leaving things 1/2 done! I'm with you on this one--- I'm doing my best to stick to the handful of goals I have and do them WELL. Good stuff!!

  6. so appreciate this, ashley. so glad you shared! happy new year! xo

  7. Same verse is framed in two places in my house, but the thing the Lord has brought to mind over the last 6 or more months is being intentional. love that He can show us different things with the same verse!