So I guess it is 2007

January 2, 2007

I’ve been reading blogs for a bit this morning and coming across everyone’s resolutions. Something in me hates to resolve to do something — especially publicly where people can check up on my progress (How ya doin’ with that 25 pounds, Beth? etc.). But I know the general themes of this year’s resolutions: draw nearer to the Lord and really really really work on taking life moment by moment. As I center my life around Him, I want to live in the right now, enjoying my children as they are right now, my mom as she is right now, my husband…you get the general idea. While I “forget what lies behind and reach forward to what lies ahead,” I want to be as fully present in, well the present as I can.

I want to come alongside those I love in the here and now, rejoicing with them and weeping with them as needed. I want to contribute to my new church. I want to work on my book. I want to be less angry and more gracious as a parent. I want our family to sit around the dinner table more nights a week. I want to be a decent Cookie Mom, or at least not the worst Cookie Mom in Girl Scout history. I want to live unfettered by anxiety for the future, or at least as unfettered as I can. I want to be consistent as to who I am with each person in my life, and I don’t want to say anything behind someone’s back that I wouldn’t willingly say to his/her face. I want to keep building deep friendships. I want to tell someone about what Jesus has done and always does in my life.

Last year brought many blessings as a parent, a wife, a daughter, a friend. Something in me says that 2007 will not be a year without real challenge and trial, and I want to arrange my heart so that I’m relying on God’s strength, not my own. Never my own. Every opportunity that He presents to say “yes” to Him — that’s what I want to say. I want to see Him, feel Him, know Him more, and I want to discover His hand in circumstances when I least expect it. I don’t want my stability controlled by circumstances but by His plans for my life.

Maybe all of the above seems too general, but I can think of several specific circumstances where such truth can be applied.

FYI: Girl Scout Cookie sale starts this Friday, January 5. I’ll update — you can be sure I’ll update. Wouldn’t it be great if someone could follow me around with a camera, filming Documentary of a Cookie Mom….for sure with some of the language, we would get an “R” rating. Yeah, I’m looking to get sued by the Girl Scouts!

Happy 2007 friends!

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3 Responses to “So I guess it is 2007”

  1. John McCollum said

    Honestly, Beth, I really don’t think you’ll be the worst Cookie Mom ever. You probably won’t even make the top three or four worst Cookie Moms ever.

    Yeah, 2007 will be challenging. But we’ll try to get your back. Much love from the McCollums.

  2. Annette Vasulka said

    Well said, Beth! And I did get a new video camera for Christmas, so if you’re serious about that documentary…

  3. bethkoruna said

    Annette — I may just take you up on that!

    McCollums — right back at ya with the much love from us! We’ve got your back too (for what that’s worth!)

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