"But forget all that— it is nothing compared to what I am going to do. For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun!" Isaiah 43:18-19

I don't want to choose one New Year's Resolution.

I am resolving to do many things this year. And I want to share them, and I want to be held to them.

Loving God, obeying him, even in the tough things.
Immediate confession when I know I have done wrong... instead of waiting around and avoiding. (Psalm 32)
Improved boundaries in relationships... say no when I mean no, and yes when I mean yes.
Learn to be 5 minutes early. All the time.
More communication of my emotions to trusted friends.
Establish a system of organization in my life-- at home, at work, in all things. A place for everything, and everything in its place.
Be more responsible with my finances... pay off credit card debt.
Being more intentional about my prayers, conversations, actions. Intentional listening.
Less of me, more of Him. John 3:30
Rely more on God's grace. He is El Shaddai, and I am so human. 2 Corinthians 12:9


  1. I like your list. I find that these are all things that I need to become resolute in as well! Very very nice list!

  2. Jess, I am so proud of you and how much you have grown and are growing! You are beautiful inside and out, and I hope that you share your progress with us via your blog. :)

  3. You can and will do all of this. I love you and believe in you. Praying for you dear. Miss you with all my heart.

  4. I am trying to be more organized, have more prayer, pay more debt, and love more too! Our souls are kindred. Keep blogging.