New Year's resolutions anyone?

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-19-2009
New Year's resolutions anyone?
8
Thu, 12-30-2010 - 12:53pm

Are you making a new year's resolution?

What are you resolving to do or not do and why?

Have you ever read Jonathan Edwards resolutions?

(they are quite convicting, and I wonder how he did with them)

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-19-2009
Thu, 12-30-2010 - 1:03pm

I resolve to grow in my walk with God. I want a deeper walk, I feel as though I have been walking lightly with Him and I need to fix it. Be in the word more and pray more, serve more...

I resolve to be a better more loving wife to my husband. To love Him more and to meet his needs. I feel awful that he is so much better than me in the love through service area of our marriage. I confess that I don't feel at all like a good wife adn I need to improve, he is a great man and deserves better from me.

I resolve to be a better more intentional mother. It's easy for me to slip Adelaide into her ack-n-play and let her play while I am on the net (or whatever) i need to interact with her more.

And I resolve to be a better housekeeper. I am horrible at it and I need to be better

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-30-2007
Thu, 12-30-2010 - 9:28pm
Those are such great resolutions! I have never heard of Johnathan Edwards so i don't know his resolutions at all.

For me, i'd like to get in better shape and also cook more healthy food for my family. I am not a good cook, but i'm going to try to do more stuff from scratch or at least stuff that's healthier and with less preservatives. I'd also like to make a meal plan so i'm not always struggling to figure out what to make. I'd also like to start exercising more, and i'd love to take up rollerblading again. Now that i have "blast knuckles", my dh is ok with me going alone :)

Another resolution is to do more things with the kiddos, even if it's messy or inconvenient. And to use a lot of the craft stuff that we have...i seem to always want to save it for later, but it's time to use it :)

I'm sure i have more, but that's all i can think of right at the moment


Avatar for zions_daughter
iVillage Member
Registered: 04-18-2001
Thu, 12-30-2010 - 10:35pm
I'm with you on the first two, Heather.

And with Lindy on the meal planning and the potentially messy activities with the kids. We need to play more!

I also want to get back into exercising - winter is the toughest time for that.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-25-2007
Fri, 12-31-2010 - 7:32am
I honestly don't make resolutions any more. I used to, and they always failed. Both quitting smoking and losing weight were resolutions in the past which didn't work. When I attempted both again without resolutions, I was successful. So if I do start something new at the beginning of the year, I make sure NOT to start on the 1st lol.


Powered by CGISpy.com

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-19-2009
Fri, 12-31-2010 - 9:39am
on jonathan edwards.
(born Oct. 5, 1703, East Windsor, Conn. — died March 22, 1758, Princeton, N.J.) American theologian. The 5th of 11 children in a strict Puritan home, he entered Yale College at age 13. In 1727 he was named a pastor at his grandfather's church in Northampton, Mass. His sermons on "Justification by Faith Alone" gave rise to a revival in the Connecticut River valley in 1734, and in the 1740s he was also influential in the Great Awakening. In 1750 he was dismissed from the Northampton church over a disagreement on who was eligible to take communion, and he became pastor in Stockbridge in 1751. He died of smallpox shortly after accepting the presidency of the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University). A staunch Calvinist, he emphasized original sin, predestination, and the need for conversion. His most famous sermon, "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God," vividly evokes the fate of unrepentant sinners in hell.

Here is a link to his resolutions if you'd like to read them:
http://apuritansmind.com/ChristianWalk/ResolutionsOfJonathanEdwards.htm

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-19-2009
Fri, 12-31-2010 - 9:43am
I completely understand, I probably don't know the full meaning of the word or don't use it properly but I guess I think of a resolution as a promise to try, not a promise to succeed. Does that make sense, now that I think of it, I'm really giving myself an "out" before I start aren't I? LOL

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-30-2007
Fri, 12-31-2010 - 9:53am
I remember Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God from my American lit class. I didn't make the connection (or remember...it's been over 15 years since that class *blush*) I will definitely have to look into him some more. Thanks for the info :D


iVillage Member
Registered: 09-21-2009
Sat, 01-01-2011 - 10:50pm

Love the puritans. They are so "demonized" be our culture.

Photobucket