Sunday, January 3, 2010

2009/2010 Thoughts :)

3-4 words that describe this past year… educational, blessed, turning points

if 2009 was a book, i’d title it.... freedom isn't free

i am really glad i tried… exiting one church community & entering a new one

something that really surprised me was… how much God can change things in a year!! (or an hour!) :)

the most courageous thing i did this year was…. speak the dreams & visions God had stirred in me. kept quiet when He asked me to no matter the pain or frustration. given grace that wasn't deserved. stepped away from organizations He no longer wanted me apart of.

i tried to let go of…. pain from the past. seeking approval & validation from others. guilt.

i tried to hold on to… people being more important than any system or "thing"

i felt more hopeful about… what is possible with God.

i felt less anxious about… knowing the plan. having a plan.

a relationship i feel extra grateful for this year…. too many to count but certainly as always my family (hubby, Raymond, mom, dad, sister, brother) and then the Pratts, Caples, Minnow, Kathy, Shelby, Robles, Russ, Allens, ahhh I even feel bad listing these because there are SOO many! :)

this year, i noticed God at work in… my family. my heart. my parenting. my marriage. our community/town. our finances.

in 2010…
words i hope describe this upcoming year…. full of hope, peace, joy, fruitful

something new i really want to try… community of close relationships - thrive group - whatever you want to call it with full blown community/communication. checkin/checkout. open discussion. work on communication. commitment.

a relationship i want to pour more of my heart and time into… Raymond, Evelyn, Brandon

a way i want to take better care of myself is…exercise, communicate any postpartum feelings after baby Evelyn comes, better communication, trust in God in me.

a way i want to reach out to others is… however God will call me. Please God make it clear what you are asking of me! playdates during the week with others moms & babies. Having people into our home more.

i’d really love to experience more of God’s peace in…. my parenting - of Raymond and baby Evelyn both. the journey.

i’m going to need God’s courage to…. move forward to what He is calling us to.

this year I hope i let go of… the hurt I felt in 2009.

this year i hope i can hold on to…. hope

one dream i have for 2010 is… close community/mentors/mentorees (sharpeners) for us. new house. people with open ears/hearts so we can share what God has done in us. a ministry we feel called to pour our time & money into.

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carebear said...

Hope is a big word this year for us too. :) I hope you receive all the blessings your family deserves Randi. You are so selfless and such a great person. Wish I was still there to learn from you...
We'll always have facebook! :P

Thorn-67 said...

This is a FABULOUS post girl...really truly fabulous...inspiring...thought provoking and encouraging. love it.

Randi Jo :) said...

Thanks Carebear - miss having u around to learn from you too! But I'm still very much learning from you via internet!

Thanks so much Joy! I DO remember all that Kathy stirred in me starting 2 years ago - God has changed me so much the past 2 years huh? :) So thankful for all you internet friends!