Sunday, January 4, 2009

Look at what the light did now

Happy day. Our meeting time for church has changed to 9 am. Alleluia! I saw light streaming in through the east windows of the chapel this morning. It was beautiful and symbolized perfectly all that was taking place in my heart while I was participating in the ordinance of taking the sacrament.

It's that time of year again. Time for taking a thorough personal inventory. What do I want to be different from last year? I have thousands of things I'd like to accomplish this year. Things like ridding the world of skinny jeans and the overuse of the exclamation point!  But, since I feel my life needs focus, not a list of thousands of things, I have chosen 2009 to be the year I:

1. Let more light in.
This means saying no to things that do not uplift or edify. And saying yes to more things that are "virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy." I want more light in my life. I want my life to take on so much luster that it illuminates those around me.

2. Be a mother who knows.
Don't you just love Julie Beck? Mothers who know do less.

3. Finish writing my novel.
Even if it turns out to be terrible and I decide to scrap it and start over. This year I will finish.

4. Complete a 12 Step Program with Alanon.
Really, for me, the 12 steps are like the repentance process. This will be a year to really DO the work of emotional repentance.


  1. I didn't know you were writing a novel....hmmmm. You'll have to share! {oops} . j/k
    loved your knew hair cut today, it's very flattering on you and as you were standing up front leading music i thought, "huh, can I EVER get to be as thin as her - New Years Res, find out what Rachel does/doesn't eat and do that!"
    Loved your post. :)

  2. Hi Rachel!!!!! Next time you see me, I'm going to be in skinny jeans!!! :)

    So... first things first, our church is at 2:30pm now. In order to avoid actually having to attend church at that time, I've decided we are coming to Micah's baptism.

    Unless gas goes back up to $4/gallon in the next month.

  3. After a year of 9am church our 11am is just as refreshing as you described. :) I agree with you on the skinny jeans, yikes (especially on boys).