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Happy Happy Happy New Year!



Can you believe it’s that time of year again? When we kiss another year good bye & welcome with open arms a new fresh year of possibilities?? The Lord is good to give of new days, new dawns, new sunrises and sunsets….and new years.

With every new year, I like to take time to reflect on the past blessings God gave us and past burdens He lifted. God is good, all the time. I’m always amazed when doing this that there are many blessings I failed to see…and ashamedly didn’t thank Him for properly. It’s a great time to reflect on the goodness of God and tell Him how good He is!

Not only do I reflect, but I like to…dream big…if you will. What will come of this New Year? Will we travel? What new friends will we meet? What new things will our children do? What new memories will we make as a family? What new burdens & trials may come our way?  I recently read this quote, “Unknown Days with a Known God.” There is only truth in that statement. He is all knowing, and I know him personally, so I don’t have to worry or fret….I’d rather Dream Big and know that whether sunshine or rain comes our way, our Known God is with us!

Also, there’s the ever so popular and often hated ‘New Year’s Resolutions’…although I’ve never understood how anyone could dislike the good will of thousands of people to improve in areas of their lives. It’s a needed thing if you ask me!:) I have always loved New Year’s Resolutions. I love doing some soul searching & asking myself, “What will I work on this Year? What needs some tweaking in my life?” It’s a great way to get your thoughts organized & put your hand to the plow and accomplish new goals. I love it!:))

And so I wanted to share a few of mine. Nothing Fancy, just some down to earth, real-life housewife, DREAMING BIG, resolutions!:)

1. Be Healthier {of course that’s my secret code for lose weight, ha!}

2. Become a Better Cook

      My husband would LOVE this one, b/c I’ll admit it..although there are a couple things I can do well, cooking is NOT one of them! I mean I’m terrible! We have laughed at many dinners & opted to go out to eat instead! HA! So, this is a big one on my list.:))

3. Be More Organized.

      If any of you have had 3 toddlers and a newborn running around your house then you know that being organized is KEY to keeping your sanity;). And while those 3 toddlers are running around & your nursing the bebe every 2/3 hours all your organized rooms, drawers, and closets are now laying across your floors! {Can I get a North Dakota Uff Duh!} (( And can I add a side note??  If you are where I was a year 1/2 ago, with toddler & bebe then don’t stress it! Enjoy the little ones, and don’t beat yourself up about the laundry that is waiting for you!:) I’ve come to realize that my perfect magazine house is…well…in the magazine! I have all the time in the world to be nit picky when they’re old and grown, I want to enjoy them and I want them to enjoy being home.)) Now that my newborn is a year 1/2 and the other 3 have grown older & wiser things are much more manageable. They are great little helpers, but I really want to tweak my entire house to run like a well oiled machine, so we stay on top of things and keep the clutter away…which REALLY helps keep the messes away!

4. Do more for Others.

     We live in a selfish world, we really do. It’s so easy to get our eyes on our selves and not see the needs of those around me. I honestly believe the best thing you can get a new mom the first week of bebe’s life is…cook her a healthy warm meal & drop it off at 5:00!!;)) Nothing made me feel more special and loved than my sweet friends who brought meals the weak we got home from the hospital. What a blessing! I want to write more encouraging notes to people. Let people know I love them and I care about them. My husband & I both have a deep love for people…any people. Seems I’m always meeting people in the grocery store or mall…my dad says I must have a friendly face. I do hope so!

5. Win more souls to Christ.

     This one is so important. How many people did you lead to Christ last year?? My answer is, not enough. People need the Lord, and we get so busy and caught up in ourselves and our little families that it’s so easy to forget what the Christian life is all about. Pointing others the the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.

There are many other things on my list, but these are just a few that I wanted to share. I hope all of you are excited to see what God is about to do in your life…in your church…in your community! To think of it makes me {Happy Happy Happy} !

Happy New Year


Heidi S.


2 thoughts on “Happy Happy Happy New Year!

  1. Loved this post, Mrs. S! Thank you for sharing:) I, too, always love when a new year rolls around…such a blessing to start “fresh” once more. I’m so thankful the Lord has brought our families together. You all are a blessing to me! Have a great night:)

    Is. 6:8

  2. Loved this post, Mrs. S! Thank you for sharing. I, too, love when a new year rolls around. Such a blessing to start “fresh” once more. I thank the Lord for bringing our families together! It has been a blessing to get to know you:) Have a great night!

    Is. 6:8

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