Happy New Year!!!!!

Okay….so here is my New Year’s resolution…………..worry less, pray more.

It is gonna be hard as I am a card carrying member of worriers anonymous and a self-confessed control freak. But with hubby out of work from General Motors and our first one wanting to head off to college without having all the funds to do so, I figure this is as good a year as any to start!

How about you? What is your New Year’s resolution?

Out With the Old and in With the New Blessings,



  1. Good plan, because He already knows the answers, He will be part of what ever comes and you can not even imagine what He has planned—SO MUCH GOOD—may not be what you think you need but PRAISE GOD, it will be His best for you all! By the way, He knows more than you also. While you don’t know me you now know the discussion I have in my head with myself.

  2. Hi Karen, Your resolution is a good reminder to all of us. My focus this year, brought on by the gentle nudging of the Lord, is to REJOICE. Be happy, determine to find the joy in everyday life. It is a challenge sometimes when the negative around us is so defeating. When I start to feel down, like our old stuff (which keeps breaking down, falling apart or whatever) I keep finding ways to look at it differently and be GLAD about it in someway. The only thing I have some control over is my state of mind and how I react to things. That is what I want to work on this year.
    Hugs to you my friend. God always provides and always has a plan.
    Sarah Lewis

  3. Hi Karen,

    You and your husband are in our prayers. God has brought you too far to let go now. He has a plan for you and in due time a door of opportunity will open that you never expected and it will propel your family into the next phase of your destiny. Watch for it and know He is watching out for you.

    BTW, I received your book Teh Complete Guide to Getting & Staying Organized as a Christmas present. I am really enjoying it.

  4. I have resolved to be more thankful this year. I complained way too often last year and I forgot to thank the Lord for all of His awesome blessings. So, to help me, my husband and our two children do this I purchased each of us inexpensive 2009 date books. I named them our TYGF Journals…Thank You God For…We are writing one thing we are thankful for everyday, using these to help us recognize how God is at work in our lives and to tell Him how grateful we are…so we don’t forget!
    You are in my prayers, Karen!

  5. I feel like I have a whole list of resolutions! But while some of them are resolutions, like stick to my budget and eat out less, I have several goals, too. These goals include spending more “date” time with hubby, start a new Bible study, start working out more. Yet, with all of these in mind, I have one solid theme running behind it all—HAVE UNWAVERING FAITH IN GOD NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS!


  6. Hi, Karen!

    Thank you for sharing your resolution. It truly resonated in my heart and I am going to join you by praying more and worrying less. For me it starts now as we are looking at knee surgery for our 5 year old on Wednesday. I would truly appreciate your prayers for a good outcome and a speedy recovery. (I wrote all about it on my blog.)

    Blessings and peace to your family in 2009! You will be in my prayers.

    In Him,

  7. To worry less and pray more would be an appropriate resolution for me as well. My husband is also employed by GM in Ontario, Canada and his future is uncertain, and we too have our one and only looking to head off to University soon.

    I will share one personal resolution. It’s based on 1 Corinthians 2:2: For I resolve to know nothing this year except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.

    Simply Jesus is my goal.
    His will be mine in 2009.

  8. Hi Karen:
    I wrote a post on new year’s resolutions yesterday– you can read it at http://www.juliecoleman.blogspot.org. I like the fact you have centered on one big goal– which will take much effort– but can be a focus in the year ahead. Please keep us posted on how it is going.

    My husband lost his job twice in the early years of our marriage. It was hard– but God provided. And in the end, he got a better job each next time. It is times like these that God does His most intense work in us. Hang in there– good things will come when you keep your focus on Him.

  9. Hi Karen – I’ve made a similar resolution in similar circumstances. Good luck with the not worrying – I’ll be praying that we both manage it lol. Thanks for the great blog and your ‘welcome’ book that I’m reading at the moment – both so inspiring.
    Wishing you all lots of peace and joy in 2009

  10. Karen~ I have set several goals this year as well, including ‘stopping to smell the roses.’ My kiddos are growing up much too fast, from the 20 year old to the two 2 year olds! We are also trusting wholeheartedly in God’s provision to bring #7 home from China. I also am a worrier and just a tad controling :) but I have resolved to give it all to Almighty God who completes what He begins. What a beautiful family photo – thank you for sharing!

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