Less & More

I started writing this back at the beginning of the year as a type of resolution, but with the move and everything else happening, I'm just getting around to posting it.  Belated Valentine's Day resolutions, maybe?  

It's a little game I've been playing lately as I've seen the need for less of many things in my life and more of others.  Here's a glimpse into my hopes for the coming year through the lens of Less & More.  In 2013, there will be:

Less time wasted online.  Less pinterest.  Less facebooking.  Less blogging and reading other blogs.  I've been reevaluating the way I spend time on the computer, and most of it is flat out wasted.  Blogging to document the kids' lives is one thing.  Feeling like I need to post regularly is another.  So posts may be a little more sparse, but I'll keep y'all up to date on what's important.  I also love reading other blogs, but I'm going to try to be more intentional in how I go about doing this.     

More time spent on what matters.  More time spent really being present with the kids.  More books read (both for me and for the kids).  More conversations engaged in.  More going out of our comfort zones to meet people and share Christ with them.  More time with Keith and more time in spent in prayer. 

Less worrying and stressing.

More trusting in God's plan and timing. (We have so much we can look back on and see how gracious and faithful He is!)

Less complaining.

More gratitude. 

Less stuff that we don't need.  We cleaned out a bit before we moved, but now that we're in the new house it's clear that we'll need to clean out some more.  I'm trying to put stuff that we don't need directly into the donate pile as I unpack it so I don't get a chance to talk myself into keeping it.

More hospitality.  This is something I've been wanting to work on, and I found that while the old house was spotless while we were trying to sell, it was much easier to be hospitable.  (I realize your house shouldn't have to be spotless to have people over, but it makes it so much easier for me!)  So cleaning out clutter = cleaner house = more hospitality. 

Less trusting in my own strength to do anything on this list.

More trusting in Him who strengthens me.   
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