Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Resolution or Revolution?

Ahh new beginnings ~~ there is something about them, isn't there?!!
Just like clean sheets on a bed, fresh and smelling good ~~ I love clean sheets, anyway ~~
I also love the thought of new beginnings. The last few years I have made a New Year's Resolution, but most of the time that has involved my weight, always wanting to lose a few pounds. But this year I have felt God moving me in a new direction for this new year.
I have several books that I have never read or have only read parts of, and I really feel God impressing on my heart to read these books and apply these truths in conjunction to His Word of course. There are many wonderful books in my home library, books that I bought knowing that it would help me in a particular area, but then would only read a part of it and not finish it.
So I am pulling out my books and all the stops (just like to say that =) and reading this year.
And this is what I will be doing. I will post a Monday Morning Review of the book I read that last week (hopefully I read one a week, or so). And then if you would like to read it you have my very meager opinion of what I thought of the book. Of course this is not in anyway a formal review, just my opinion.
So I wanted to give you a few of the titles I will be reading . . .
First I am going to finish going through this in my prayer time . . .
I bought this a few years ago and only got through day three (how pathetic am I). But I am now putting this wonderful guide to prayer in use. It really is insightful and is helping me in my prayer life. So I will be finishing this over the course of the next 10 weeks (I think that's right).

These a just a few of the books that I'll be reading. Amongst these titles are "Twelve Extraordinary Women" "The Calling" "The Feasts of the Lord" "Jesus on Leadership" and many others. You probably also see "Voices of the Faithful" and "Jesus Freaks", these two I will be doing in conjunction with each other. "Voices of the Faithful" is a daily devotional and "Jesus Freaks" is a book on Martyrs that you can read chronologically. So come Jan 1, I'll be starting this daily devotional.

And this is the book I am currently reading and will be reviewing next Monday, hopefully.
It is "Here am I Lord, Send Somebody Else!" by Jill Briscoe. Don't ya just love the honesty in that title? If you've read this book or any of the books in the future that I'll feature on MMR, please feel free to let me know what you thought of the book or if you plan on reading it.

Now let me just leave you with a few more CHRISTmas pics.
This is Sky opening up the Leap Frog Gma and Gpa got him.
How cute!! I just love the concentrated look on babies faces as they do things . . .
like opening gifts!!

Here is Chase and Tonya looking so cute, and Sky not interested at all in the pic ~~
Nope he's more interested in getting his hands on that frog!!!

And as promised I wanted to show you the beautiful earrings Dak bought his mama for CHRISTmas.
Aren't they lovely?
(heehee ~~ great pic of them huh?!!)

Okay so here is my profile, can you see them now?
I know their kind of hard to see, but take my word for it . . .
THEY ARE LOVELY!!! Thanks Dak!!

Resolution or revolution?
I believe that if I keep this resolution, God will honor that and revolutionize my life with this obedient step.
So what about you?
Will you be making a New Year's resolution that will revolutionize your life?
If so let me know, I'd love to hear it.
Have a Blessed day,
P.S. If your resolution is of a more private nature and you just want to share it with someone or need a prayer partner in regards to it, you can e-mail me as well. (Just thought I'd throw that out there =)
P.P.S. -- P.S.S. ?? Anyway, I am still tweaking the new blog header, so what about this one?


  1. I was going to say - this is a different header from yesterday... this one is very cute - not as scattered....

    I cant wait to see your reviews of the books. I'm a big reader too but to challenger yourself to read a book a week - that's awesome!

    "Twelve Extraordinary Women" sounds like a great book!!! I'm interested in that one for sure! Cant wait to see how God works through your resolution!!!

  2. I can't remember the last time I made a New Year's resolution. I am a work in progress - so resolutions are being worked on all the time! Ha!

    What a great idea to post about books you've read. I'm lucky to read a book a year, let alone a week.

    I like the new header and your background.

  3. I love the idea of reviewing a book each Monday. I love Whispers of Hope and I believe I have almost all of the books you mentioned, but haven't read many of them (terrible, isn't it?). I am curious about 'The Feasts of the Lord' - who wrote that? I'm going to study that after our Esther study (which touches a little on it, I think).

    I love the pictures (and your new design).

    Happy 2009!

  4. Love the header and the background!

    I have a stack of books just like that. I'm really hoping to find some time to read them.

  5. I love the header, too. And those earrings are beautiful! (Good job, Dak!) I have read the "Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World" book and really liked it. I have also done "Whispers of Hope" and it really helped me to focus my prayer time!
    I am still thinking about my resolutions, but one is always the same: Love Christ more, know Him more, and show this to others!