In looking back on this past year and looking ahead to the new one I think about resolutions and about things I want to do differently...better. It seems to always be the same year after year though. One of those big resolutions is a clean and organized home. I think that is on my list every. single. year. I have decided that instead of focusing on that one big thing. I am going to focus on something else that will help me have more time so that I can get to organize this home. That would be (1) to get my children to do more around the house. For the amount of kid power I have around here this home should not look the way it does. It's not their fault. It's my lack of being consistent with chore accountability. I have fallen into the mindset of "it's just easier to do it myself" however, that isn't doing me or them any favors. I really need to change this and make it a habit. This is going to be the biggest hurdle for me this year. It is a necessary change that needs to made.
(2) My prayer life and that of our family. Terry and I have been talking about this a lot lately. We also want to include fasting in this as it is a very powerful prayer weapon. We just recently spoke with a priest who emphasized how important it is for all Christian families to be fasting and making this a big part of their lives. Actually we have heard this theme a lot lately, also from the pulpit. We feel convicted.
(3) A consistent bedtime routine for the children. The lack there of is noticeable. In order to make this happen (4) dinner needs to happen at a decent hour and that also involves having (5) a plan for meals. I am back on the emeals band wagon.
And because I think this is so important and because I have slacked off (6) reading aloud to the children at bedtime. First up will be Little House On the Prairie.
Some things of note.
*Father said something in his homily this morning that I want to note. "God's Will will never take you where God's grace will not follow.
*Also he spoke about what a powerful intercessor our Blessed Mother is for us. She loves us so much. Resolve in this new year to get to know her better. She will always lead you to her Son.