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Oct 30

Reflection 2013: Life with Wisdom Wednesday

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Every year in the fall I stop to look back over the last year of my life. I reflect on few a different areas and relationships.

I ask myself questions like; where was I in my life last fall vs. where I am now. What were my dreams then in comparison to my dreams for next year.

It is my goal that by taking the time to think over these things in my life, that I will ensure I am moving forward. I do not want to become stagnant or even find myself slipping behind.

Over the next 4 weeks I will be sharing some of my reflections over the last year.

Life

 

Changes were on the Horizon

Going into this year I knew I had a lot on my plate.

A Senior graduating high school and becoming a Freshman in college, my oldest hitting double digits and his last year in elementary school, and I would be hitting a new decade in life. A decade that I have never been thrilled about since I was a little girl. A decade that I would inform people my mother had reached with an appalling tone in my voice.

All of this was a lot for me to think about and prepare for over the last 12 months.

Life is always changing and this year it seemed that the changes were stacked up high. I knew I needed to focus on other things to keep from thinking about the changes too much.

A New Year Required a New Focus

Blogging became my focus when I wasn’t helping my husband, teaching or raising my kids, or caring for my home. It is a ministry that I am able to be a part of even while I am raising my kiddos. Previously I had struggled to find a ministry I could even participate in with my kiddos in tow. Blogging truly is the perfect ministry for me.

Even I’ve Changed

Over the last year I have changed. A year ago I saw myself as a fun loving girl, I now realize that I am a almost a -0 yr old woman, who is honestly wise beyond those -0 years. This wisdom came at high prices due to mistakes in my younger years.

One of the things that changed for me over the last year is that I do not dread my upcoming birthday as much as I once did. In studying the book of Luke with Good Morning Girls this year, God opened my eyes to something I hadn’t ever truly noticed. Jesus lived on the earth as a child, but His ministry truly did not begin until He was -0! While this may not seem eye opening to some, to me it really was life changing. The decade that I had been dreading (I really don’t know why) actually held light and purpose for my future. All of my past mistakes couldn’t weigh me down anymore. My true ministry can begin at the same time in my life that Jesus’ did in His.

Dreams Even Change

My little corner here was my big dream last year. My mission here was part of that big dream. Yet my dreams are changing. Some dreams you never see come to fruition, but I have been blessed over the last year to see many of mine come to life. The Help Meet Corner was a dream I didn’t honestly see happening as quickly as it did. I am so thankful for having these dear friends write alongside me this last year.

Moving Forward

There are going to be changes happening here in my little corner. I’m not ready to reveal them yet, but I ask that you would be in prayer for me. Some of the changes are small, but others I don’t have the full picture for yet and are bigger than I can see right now. Please pray that I am able to see what God has for my little ministry here, and that I wouldn’t miss His direction for it.

Do you take time to reflect on your life over the last year?  How do you prepare for next year?

 
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  1. Judith at WholeHearted Home

    I really enjoyed getting a glimpse into your corner through this post. Thanks so much for sharing it and for being part of my little corner of the blogosphere. Thanks for the linkup too!!
    Judith at WholeHearted Home recently posted..Blending Families {Busy Moms in God’s Word}My Profile

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      :) It’s nice to get to know bloggers, for myself it’s good to write it out and post it so I remember all God has done on the days I feel like such a failure. :) Blessings sis!

  2. Amy Jung

    The Lord is active in our lives! Blessings as you continue to seek His guidance and wisdom!
    Amy Jung recently posted..My Only ComfortMy Profile

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Amen! Yes He is! how thankful I am that He is! Blessings hun!

  3. Lyli @ 3-D Lessons for Life

    I love that you take time to reflect earlier in the year. I usually do this during the Holiday weeks at the end.

    I am stopping by from Jennifer Lee’s today. :)
    Lyli @ 3-D Lessons for Life recently posted..31 Days to Fruitful Living — Day 30My Profile

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Before becoming a homeschool mom I did *try* to reflect during the end of the year, but I often found I was too busy with all the hustle and bustle of the holidays. Now that we are homeschooling, I plan my years from Aug-July, so the fall is when I find it best to reflect now. Thank you for stoppin by! Blessings!

  4. Missy @ Dot-to-Dot Connections

    I found your linky through A Wise Woman Builds Her Home. Thank you for hosting this! I’m looking forward to looking around!
    Missy @ Dot-to-Dot Connections recently posted..Cake Decorating Course: Class 3My Profile

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      I’m so glad you stopped by! :) I hope you will continue to stop by and share your bits of wisdom! :) Blessings!

  5. Chris

    Thank you for hosting!!!!

    Love your annual reflection….and wow, you are one busy Mom!! You’ve inspired me, girl!

    God bless
    Chris recently posted..Daybook: Catholic Woman’s Almanac~ The Hospital/Bedschooling Edition 10/26/13My Profile

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      You’re so very welcome! Busy should be my middle name! LOL! Thank you for linking up!

  6. Rebecca

    That’s a great idea, Misty. We should be changing and moving forward every year. Now that I’m journaling, I think I will be able to ‘see’ the changes and stop believing that daunting lie that says I’m no better now than I was a year ago.
    Rebecca recently posted..A Defeated MomMy Profile

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Oh yes! It is a lie! We are changing, and it is a constant process. I am going to strive to reflect more often this coming year. I think it will help me make better decisions and changes throughout my year by doing so. Blessings dear friend! <3

  7. Debbie @ http://kidsbibledebjackson.blogspot.com/

    Thank you for hosting!
    Debbie @ http://kidsbibledebjackson.blogspot.com/ recently posted..Acts Lesson PlanMy Profile

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      You’re very welcome! Thank you for stoppin by to link up!

  8. Joanne Viola

    I can fully relate to the _0 feeling although I am probably a decade ahead of you, lol. I am learning that for each season of my life, change does occur. Yet each change has brought such joy as I embraced who I am in Him. May He continue to use you & bless you as you transition & reflect in the days ahead. I am always grateful to be a part of this link up. Thank you for faithfully hosting.
    Have a wonderful Wed.!
    Joanne
    Joanne Viola recently posted..He Holds TrueMy Profile

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Yes, change is inevitable. I am hopefully learning that change is necessary to bring out the good things in me, and purge the things not of the Lord. Thank you for faithfully linking up! It is truly a blessing to have y’all in my little corner. <3

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