Is there something you’ve wanted to do for a long time, but you just haven’t mustered the determination to carry it through to completion?

I can answer that question with a great big, “YES!” and this is what I’m doing today to change things in my life.

I’m setting some goals.

I’m placing my dreams in God’s lap.

I’m getting to work.

I just finished reading the book, Do the Work, by Steven Pressfield; and while this book is not written from a Christian perspective, everything about it could easily be compared to a spiritual journey.

I am going to be completely transparent with my personal goals, because I made myself promise to be honest with every word I typed four years ago when I started blogging:

I want to lose 20 pounds.

I want to finish the book I am writing.

I want to become a better cook.

While none of those goals may appear to be spiritual in nature, I promise you this: 

The journey towards my goals will lead me closer and closer to the heart of God, because I am going to have to lean on Him daily for strength.

As 2012 approaches, I’m wondering if you have dreams or goals that you would like to reach during this year?

If so, please know I am praying for you and if you need someone to hold you accountable, please send me an email at!

We can pray for each other!

Let’s make this a year to remember!

At the same time, let’s never allow our dreams to get in the way of being the friend God has called us to be.

My heart is filled with prayers for my friend Martha this morning as she awaits her test results and for sweet little Charlotte who begins chemo this week.

Thankful for a Savior who came “Inspired and Committed” to do His Good Work and was not pleased until He said the words, “It is finished,”