Steadfast - UPDATE

Last year I chose the word embrace to be "my word" of the year. 

This year I wanted to pick another word to help direct my goals/resolutions for the year.

I started out with diligent, but it didn't quite fit with what I had in mind for 2009. So I looked up diligent in the thesaurus one of the words that struck me was the word steadfast.

According to dictionary dot com steadfast is defined as "fixed in a direction, firm in purpose, unwavering, firmly established, and firmly fixed in place or position."

In the year 2009 I want to be steadfast in:
- spending more quiet time with the Lord
- becoming debate free - a very kind friend pointed this out to me. I meant to write become debt free.  My husband though debate free might be appropriate :o)  Note to self: proof read before hitting publish.
- creating time for reading, scrapbooking, blogging, spending quality time with my husband, my kids, and my friends
- deepening friendships (being honest and real with what is happening in my life)
- continuing with writing handwritten notes and doing a better job of staying in contact with friends and family
- mothering, being the best I can be for my kids
- listening (really listening) to my kids and learning from them
- my exercise routine
- healthy eating habits
- being accountable for my reading challenge - actually blogging about the books I have read and adding new books for 2009 (any suggestions?)

Happy New Year Friends!


Joyful Weddings and Events said...

What a great word! I am reading the Mark of the Lion triology by Francine Rivers right now and I love it! I don't know if you have read "Redeeming Love" by her before, but it is my favorite. Another new good one this past year is "Crazy Love" by Francis Chan. It is super challenging.

I am definitely going to have to check out some of the ones on your list as well :)

Sarah Markley said...

good word, kristen. and i love your christmas tree pics of the kids!!

Denise said...

funny, i to have been thinking about what my word is this year.
(see what you and lisa leonard have started). but lately i have been thinking "immeasurable" i so want to grab hold of Jesus, wrap my arms around him and hold tight i want to live in his immeasurable love.

maybe i blog about it and link you this week??

Dave and Jenni said...

I really like how you choose a word to direct your goals. What a great idea, Kristen. These are great goals. I have books to recommend - reviews to come! :)

Alana said...

Steadfast is a GREAT word for the new year.

Debate free probably does relate, doesn't it? Like no debating whether or not you should buy something if you can't afford it...ha!

Shan said...

I love that word - I might steal it! :)

Janelle said...

I think I need to be debate free this year, too. I am way too opionated for my own good! Of course, DEBT free would be the cherry on top!

Short Stop said...

I love your word - and your goals. All of them!