Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Setting Goals for 2013

This past New Year's Day we had a "family meeting time" where we discussed lessons learned and memories from 2012, as well as some goals and hopes for 2013. I really enjoyed hearing the thoughts of everyone in our family.

I saw this printable on Pinterest that inspired the idea. It's from a blog called Thirty Handmade Days

Each of the children filled one out and wrote down their thoughts, then we shared them together. One of the best parts was that when they shared their favorite memories of 2012, almost all of them had written the exact same things! I guess camp and VBS were pretty special events to everyone!

Lessons learned ranged from the serious: "You reap what you sow" and "Be more patient to work through when things are hard" to the downright funny "Don't keep dropping the remote or it will break!"

In continuing with the thoughts of the last post, each family member also selected a daily Bible reading plan for themselves, and we set out on that journey. The youngest member of the family is going to read through the New Testament for the first time this year, and the rest of us chose one of the "Through the Bible in a year" plans.

I love the feeling of "resetting" that the New Year brings. It fills me with such hope and renewed vigor to tackle the projects in my life, even if they are the same ones that I have been working on for months now.

Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature;
old things are passed away, behold, all things are become new.      2 Corinthians 5:17

This post is linked to a series of homeschool blogs on the topic of setting goals and new year's resolutions for 2013! Click the button to read and share in the creative ideas!

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  1. You know, I've written goals, but I've never really had the kids think about them. I saw that printable on Pinterest also, and I think that's a great idea!

  2. What a great idea to include the whole family in writing goals for the new year and new direction of the family unit! I love it! May it be a wonderful year for your family!

    Be blessed,


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