I’ve never been much of one for making New Year’s resolutions; maybe because I’m better at starting something than seeing it through. 🙂 I’ve always thought you don’t need a new year as an excuse to begin better habits, but there is something to be said for a fresh start. If a new year provides the momentum you need to make positive changes in your life, by all means, take advantage of it while making your 2015 resolutions.
The last few years have brought about a lot of changes in our lives, some good, some bad, but all have continued to shape me and draw my heart closer to Christ. Many of these changes have brought about a renewed desire in me to improve my life and fully embrace the blessings God has given me. Top of the list of blessings for me is my family. Recent years have made me realize how fragile my time with them is, and while I can’t control the future, I know I want to make the most of my present with them.
As a result, this year I’m all in. I am going to embrace making resolutions (and sticking to them). 😉 I have more 2015 resolutions than I’ve ever had before, but I also have a renewed confidence through Christ and the support of many loving family and friends, so I feel positive and determined that this will be a special and successful year. Beyond this, for the first time I am making sure that all of my resolutions begin and end with Christ. He is the key to success and the only goal that truly matters.
First and foremost, these are 2015 resolutions I am hoping you will all adopt with me:
What an amazing transformation this year holds for us if we consistently work toward these goals! Let Christ know you are all in. Will you save this list and join me?
Outside of these, I also wanted to touch on popular resolutions and extend to you my support system and inspiration to help you reach your goals.
- Fitness– If you are truly interested in making a lifestyle change, there is no better place to start than at Work in Progress by Krysta Meyer. She offers free support and coaching to help you reach your goals, but she is grounded and will meet you where you are with your personal struggles.
- Improving Self-Esteem & Attitude– We all need help in this realm! Dr. Michelle Bengtson is insightful and practical, and will not only help you with self-improvement, but she will inspire your faith along the way.
- Ditching Dieting– I have a serious love affair with food, but Mary Lou Caskey will help you stop yo-yo dieting and find true peace with food so you can live a healthier, guilt-free life.
- Improving Your Marriage- Again, this is an area that every married couple can always improve on. Ngina Otiende at Intentional Today is strengthening marriages in Christ and provides simple action steps you can take immediately to notice a positive change in your relationship. She also has a book coming out in February that you want to make sure you get first dibs on!
- Purposeful Prayer for Your Children– Join Cheri Gamble of Ministry Mom to do her 365 Days of Praying for Your Children Challenge. She provides a prayer calendar to help guide you in intentional prayer for your children.
- Living Missionally– There are few blogs I’ve found so inspiring as Front Porch, Inspired by Anne Dahlhauser when it comes to faith and active discipleship. Spend time here and I promise you’ll be blessed.
- Improving Nutrition- (While supporting missions)- If you are looking for vitamins and supplements to help get your health on track and want to support missions to the malnourished in Africa at the same time, head to Amy Hagerup’s site, the Vitamin Shepherd. She will influence your health, faith and home business in the process!
- Mama Encouragement- Cassandra Stone of Raising Up Stones will help guide you and your family to Christ’s feet and give you the parenting encouragement you need, especially on those rough days. Beyond that you can find recipes, crafts and down-to-earth advice to keep your family on track.
- Better Reads- Not sure what to read next? Let Mary Collins at Inspired Books Guide help you find the perfect, faithful fit. She provides thoughtful reviews, giveaways and notifications of free e-books when possible.
- Resources for Blogging and Homeschooling– Whether you are a blogger, homeschooler or just have kids, you can benefit by going to Sarah Avila’s My Joy Filled Life. She has an excellent planner to help organize your blog, printables, and various homeschooling deals to improve the faith and education of your kiddos!
All of these women have hearts for Christ and have kind, generous spirits. I apologize I’m not able to include everyone from my support system, but I hope to share more recommendations with you as the year goes on and your 2015 resolutions are set into motion. In the meantime, turn to Christ as your ultimate source for strength this year and then lean on these ladies (myself included) to help you the rest of the way.
What are your 2015 resolutions? What resources or people help you reach your goals? Are you all in?
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