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Friday, January 3, 2014

Five Loves on Friday // New Year's Edition


Today my 5 Loves on Friday consists of 5 things I'd love to do in 2014!



1.  Live Bravely.


I yearn to live bravely in every corner of my life. ...brave enough to step outside of the comfort of daily routine.  ...brave enough to resist cowering over needless fears and worries.  ...brave enough to stop concerning myself so much with what others think {when more often than not they aren't thinking of me at all}. 

This year I desire to ...
Live. 
Explore.  
Take the time to marvel at the beauty and creativity of His creation! {not just the grand things, but the gorgeous intricate details.}
Mediate on His Sovereignty & proclaim the goodness and glory of my mighty God!

Every day of this life is an undeserved gift.  Live it well for His glory. ♥️



2.  Organize // Declutter // Love Every Inch We Call Home


Donate all items we no longer have use for and stop buying things just because they are a "good deal"!  It doesn't matter if the Target clearance tag is marked down to "$0.01", if I buy it without having a specific space or use for it it becomes instant clutter.  Who needs more of that?


3.  Act Justly //  Love Kindness  //  Walk Humbly with God




4.  Daily Devotions


FREE Online Daily Devotions from Grace to You:

Excellent stuff.




5.  Evaluate Use of Time in Light of the Brevity of Life.



I desire to be a good steward of my time.  We're each given a 24 hour day and we choose how to spend every bit of it.  May I not squander it on needless "busyness", but spend it well.


I have so many personal goals in my role as wife // mom // servant of God // friend // & even as a blogger. These five only scratch the surface of my hopes for this year.  There's something so beautiful about the start of a fresh new year and taking time to reflect upon how we aim to live it.  I'd love to hear about your goals for 2014 too!  Feel free to comment sharing yours, or if you've blogged about it leave a link below and I'll return the visit! ;)


Happy New Year, friends!



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4 comments:

  1. Loving these so much! And the echos of Christ through them too!!! Cheers to the weekend, sweet friend!!

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  2. A good steward of time - what a wonderful goal. I love that. And I'd love to organize/declutter too. My house, my life, haha. Simple, I really love simple.

    Thanks for stopping by Seriously Kate. Your blog is lovely. I'm your newest GFC follower! Hope your weekend is a splendid one!

    Kate

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  3. These are great. I love decluttering!

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  4. LOVE these, Brenda! What fabulous goals for 2014! I love your Live Bravely goal- I need to work on that myself! Have a fabulous weekend, dear! xo

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