Edie is hosting a party about living life on purpose. This is soooo my kind of party, so I had to join the fun.
I love living life intentionally and on purpose, even though I'm not always good at it.
I know reading posts like this can be so annoying to us when we're in a non-productive season of life.
Just know that I flow in and out of those seasons, too.
I was just telling a friend today that I've had two weeks of not getting a whole lot of anything accomplished.
But the truth is, I function better when I'm working a schedule and rocking a system. It's just how I was made.
Here's the thing we all know...living life on purpose happens because we decide how we want to spend our time and then we make a plan.
I thought I'd share just a few things I would looove to do really well this year and how I plan to accomplish them!
I want to love my husband well.
So many times we love our spouses the way we want to be loved. Oh, I'm so guilty.
The truth is, I need to be intentional about loving Andy the way HE wants to be loved.
My man loves physical touch.
He loves when I hold his hand or rub that super soft spot at the base of his neck.
It means the world to him when I lay close to him while we watch a show before bedtime.
Andy loves to know that I think of him.
He loves when I text him in the middle of my day or when I plan a date night.
He's so good at pursuing me...sometimes I can be lazy and leave it up to him.
I want to read the bible through this year.
This sweet girl introduced me to the Bible in One Year app on my iPhone.
It has made all the difference for me.
Reading the word daily has always been a struggle for me.
Well, let me back up. When I first began my journey with the Lord, I did it religiously because I struggled to grasp grace and I spent years trying to feel worthy of his great gift.
After too many years of that kind of living, I seemed to go the opposite direction.
I spent time with the Lord, but if it started to feel at all like I was performing, I backed off.
Now, I just need his word. I'm over the guilt and the performance.
I read it because it refreshes me and cleanses me and brings my focus back to Him.
I want to prepare most of our meals at home each week.
I grew up with a mom who cooked homemade meals 6 nights a week.
It is truly one of my fondest childhood memories.
It brought comfort to a crazy week to sit together in our kitchen.
I've been doing really good with my menu plans, but it is definitely something I want to continue.
I'd love to come up with a macdaddy plan like Edie did for the whole year.
For now, I am going old school by making a written menu every week and adding it to my calendar.
I make a grocery list from my menu and try to do all of my shopping on Friday afternoons.
I'll admit that cooking almost every night isn't always fun with picky kids,
but I'm going to get an A+ for effort over here!!!
I want to be intentional in hosting people in our home.
Andy and I sat down on New Year's day and wrote down around 50 families/individuals
that we'd like to host this year.
We've always been decent at inviting friends over for dinner or arranging double dates,
but we've never been great about initiating with people we'd like to get to know.
It sounds ridiculous now that I've typed it out, but we just haven't been intentional in this area.
How in the world did we ever expect to get to know people we don't know that well
if we don't make a plan to get to know them.
It's January and we've had one individual in our home and one family over for dinner.
We're already looking to February, so we can invite a few more from our list.
I'm also trying to remember that it can be simple. The meal isn't near as important as the fellowship.
I hope to blog some this year about hosting and inviting people in and the meals that I prepare or the pizza I order. :)
We can feel like living intentional all day long, but we have to decide how we want to spend our time
and then we have to arrange our lives to make it happen.
There might need to be things we say no to so that we can say yes to the things that matter to us.
What are some of the things you're really wanting to accomplish consistently this year?