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Happy New Year

Posted by on Dec 31, 2009 in My Life

There’s something about a new year that brings hope.  Hope for resolution, restoration, & renewal.

Looking toward 2010 here are the things I hope for:

  • A new season of ministry that is life-giving to my family
  • A deeper level of engagement in God’s word
  • Another step closer to God’s pursuits & a step away from my own

Based on these hopes, here are my 2010 goals:

  • Date nights w/ my kids: Kyle and I were successful in our commitment to date night with each other in 2009.  Our date nights with kids was strong at the start but dwindled by the end of the year.  It just got easier to stay home.  This year will be a new rhythm of consistent one-on-one time with each child.  We’ve got to create the opportunities for great conversations to happen.  Date nights are a great way to do this.
  • Quarterly fasting: I tend to treat fasting like a I do an exercise routine.  Excited at first… but when it gets hard I wimp out.  But after reading Jentzen Franklins book called Fasting, I have a renewed commitment to this spiritual discipline.   I’ll start the year with this motley crew as we embark on a 21 day Daniel Fast.  Join us?
  • One Year Chronological Bible: I love a good one-year plan that keeps me on a consistent path through scripture.  In 2008 I did a one year plan and a 90 day plan.  Not wise.  I couldn’t stay committed to anything consistent in 2009.  Though I did book studies, most of my daily reading bounced around.  So I’m back on a one-year plan.  Check out YouVersion.com for loads of different reading plans.
  • Bible Studies: Last year I found free bible study resources here.  And I love them.  This year I plan to complete two.  Only two.  Trust me… that is more than enough.
  • Retreat w/ my husband: In our 15 years of marriage, Kyle and I have never “escaped” for a weekend.  I think it’s time.

There you go.  The sum of my goals for the next 12 months.  Notice there are no goals relating to leadership, team development, ministry development, etc… in fact nothing ‘professional’ in nature.  I guess I don’t feel it needs to be my primary focus right now.  If it should, then I trust God to bring that to my attention.  I think this list accurately reflects where He desires to focus my refining this year.  So I’ll roll with it.

Praying for all my friends in the blogging world today.  Have a great close to 2009 and…

Happy New Year!

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Friday Fly-by

Posted by on Sep 4, 2009 in Uncategorized

bulletHere are some thoughts in my head.  Don’t dodge the bullets…

  • I’m working off one of those Dell Mini Netbooks right now.  Very small screen.  Keep pushing the wrong keys cuz the keyboard is scrunched.
  • My mind is muddled with ideas that depart from the normal route of ministry.  Swimming through thoughts on the traditional church ‘small group’ (i.e community group, life group, bible study group… or whatever your church calls it).  The lack of traction in this ministry causes me to wonder if there is a different way to do this discipleship thing
  • This week was filled with questioning, exploring and dreaming.  Love that stuff but confess that it takes up way more real estate in my mind than it should.  Tough to shut it down when I’m with my family
  • My friend, Tristie Fisher, wrote a blog post here about what God did 20 years ago.  If you question your ability to disciple… read her post.  I’m living proof
  • Going thru one of my voracious reading seasons where I’m in the middle of several different books…

There’s a glimpse into my A.D.D. world.  Hope your weekend is great.  See you guys Monday.

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Daily Tweetage for 2009-05-02

Posted by on May 2, 2009 in Uncategorized

  • Wondering if @samluce is going to make his connection & if @Anna_Meadows will get an earlier flight. #
  • RT @michaelchanley: to all my #orange09 friends… can’t wait to see you again// ditto. More fun than expected. And expectations were high. #
  • Just landed in Houston. On to OKC. Ready to see the family! #
  • RT @pudgehuckaby: Hey CM tweets!! Let’s start hash taging all tweets about CM blogs with #cmblog. Pass it on #

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Daily Tweetage for 2009-04-28

Posted by on Apr 28, 2009 in Uncategorized

  • RT @kylemcclain: Connor should be going home today, had a good night last night, including a 2AM to 4AM happy and awake time!// poor dad. #
  • Mental note: Portland is NOT the way to go when on a tight schedule. poop & other choice words. #
  • on the plane. Ready for leg #1 of trip to Hotlanta. #orange09 #
  • just landed at DFW. Grabbing lunch with @AllyEvans & @Anna_Meadows then on to Atlanta! #orange09 #
  • Just landed in Atlanta. Gotta’ find @Anna_Meadows, get a car and get food! #
  • experiencing Atlanta traffic. Fun #
  • for all praying for Connor… he’s home and doing very well. Thank you for all your prayers! #
  • just checked in at #orange09! Ready #
  • Hey @cathyharwick @jonathancliff @mattmckee @samluce @kennyconley can someone give me the adress for tweet up? Which Varsity? #
  • almost there #orange09 tweet peeps #
  • just turned the wrong way down a one way street. Must change pants before tweet up. #

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Daily Tweetage for 2009-04-27

Posted by on Apr 27, 2009 in Uncategorized

  • back in the twitterverse. Moved out of ICU. Xraysthis am ruled out pneumonia! Praise God 4 that miracle! Likely 1 more night in hospital. #
  • despite the crazy chaos of the past 36 hours, i’m headed to #orange09 in the morning. can’t wait! #

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