What I’m Not

As we enter into a new month, and a new year, we all have aspirations of the things we will do differently than we did last year. New diets, working out, being more patient, kind, or generous. Not drinking pop, not eating carbs (ok, maybe not!), and trying new things.

But do we stick with those aspirations? Do we REALLY resolve to stop our “bad” habits? I can tell you I haven’t seen a gym in over a year, I am currently drinking a Pepsi, and bread is practically my middle name.

But there are some things I can do better.

As a photographer, I am terrible at documenting every day life, and that is something that I really wish to change in 2013.

As a mother of two toddlers, I sometimes rank pretty low on the patience scale. I can work on that.

As a wife, I am not perfect. I don’t always have a cooked-from-scratch dinner on the table, I don’t always submit as God has called, and I don’t always have everything perfect a home. But I can do better.

But what I am not? Perfect. None of us are!

Romans 3:23– For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.  (NIV)


Isn’t that a refreshing reminder? We are all sinners and fall short of His glory. Every. Single. One of us! Now, it’s not an excuse by any means, but it means that God knows we are sinners and bestows his Grace upon us even when we feel like we don’t deserve it.

SO– besides taking more photos, being more patient, and trying to be a better wife–some other things on my list for 2013 are:

-photograph a wedding

-take my kids to do something fun individually as well as together

-make time for my interests without compromising my family’s needs

-make a pie. from scratch.

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All doable, right? I’d love to know– what are your resolutions? What do you aspire to change in the New Year? Will it be something you can stick to?

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