8 in 2008

Play Along…It is easy to play along. Just pick out 8 things you’d like to see, do, feel, or experience in 2008! Your list can be spiritual, physical, or emotional, but hopefully not too material! If the Lord leads you, dream big as you share your heart’s desires with Him along with a willingness to see His work accomplished in you and through you in 2008.

So I’m joining in with others at Extravagant Grace and considering 8 things I’d like to see, do, feel, or experience in 2008. ~

Here are my Eight…

1. I’d love to see some of the people I’m praying for who aren’t Disciples of Christ respond to God’s call this year. I realize that my responsibility in this is to keep praying diligently for them…

2. I want to try to walk at least 6 days a week. I’m over 50 now and my body just needs an extra push in burning calories. I don’t eat excessively (except at holidays, birthdays, every 3rd Tuesday, etc. ) I need a lot of help in keeping my weight stable as opposed to gaining…

3. I want to Abide in Christ and here’s a great quote that I saw at “Of First Importance Blog” that describes abiding well. “In a nutshell, abiding in Christ means allowing His Word to fill our minds, direct our wills, and transform our affections. In other words, our relationship to Christ is intimately connected to what we do with our Bibles!”– Sinclair Ferguson, In Christ Alone (Lake Mary, FL: Reformation Trust Publishing, 2007), 114 ~

4. I want to spend more time with my parents and family. ~

5. I’d like to cut down on some monthly expenses and try to pay down some debt this year. Along with this I’d like to convert to on-line bill paying. ~

6. I’d like to call and write our older surviving Aunts and Uncles more this year. ~

7. I want to keep learning new things by reading and traveling. ~

8. I want to honor my husband more this year. I think I’ll need to come up with something more specific to accomplish this, like listening better, etc. To see more 8 in 2008 click over to Extravagant Grace.


About Ellenhttp://I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

13 thoughts on “8 in 2008

  1. It’s funny how many things I’m seeing on other’s lists that I want to add to my own!! Like the honouring my husband one, or the writing letters, spending more time with family, paying off some debts….. Wow, there’s so many areas to improve upon!!! I suppose the key is to just start tackling them rather than looking at them all and becoming overwhelmed. (which would definitely be a tendency of mine!)

    All the best this new and exciting year — I look forward to keeping in touch!

  2. I love #6 and it inspired me to do the same thing. I don’t want take my older relatives for granted and assume they will always be there. Thanks for the reminder.

  3. What a wonderful list of goals. Thank for sharing your list with us.
    May your day be filled with inspiration as you begin to work on your 8 for 2008 goals today.
    Many Blessings!

  4. Awww…what inspirational list! I love it! I hear you about #8. I’m currently reading “A Strong Willed Wife” by Debbi Cherry and it’s a personal goal to try and be continual inspired by Proverbs 31 to be a better wife and friend to and for my husband…I feel guiltly at letting society let me think otherwise about my role as a wife and mother.

  5. I love your list 🙂 I especially love #3. It is so true though, depending on what we ‘feed’ our soul, if it Christ-centered it will help us to keep the balance.
    I too am approaching the 50’s and I really need to get my little body a little push to stay in shape.

    Thank you for sharing your list with us – blessings to you and yours, Ellen.

  6. Focusing on the little things that are big to us and most often remain undone, like keeping in touch and loving consciously. That is a challenge and I pray that you will accomplish it.
    Walking is great help for both body and mind. Funny how one or two generations ago it wouldn’t be necessary to remind/force ourselves to walk!

    I so much appreciate your comment. Thank you, and all the best for 2008.

  7. I love your list! I need the same help you do in weight management! Congrats on the 50lbs! I love the quote also, it’s all about immersing ourselves in His word!

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