Do You Make Resolutions?

resolutionsWow I can’t believe it is almost 2013!  How was your Christmas? Good? I hope so! Mine was pretty good! I spent it mostly alone with my husband. The kids and some of the grand Kids came over the afternoon of Christmas. I am still struggling with this whole “being alone on Christmas!” thing.  It is so sudden for me, and so against what I always thought it would be like as the parent of adult children. But that is a blog for another day.

Today I want to talk about New Year Resolutions! Do you make them? If so, do you keep them?  I am not into New Year resolutions, but I am into making a new vision board for the new year  (which if you follow my blog you saw my vision board for 2013)  Something else I really like to do, as of 2 years ago, is a cleansing of sorts for the end of the year.                                                                                                                                                I spend the last week of the year thinking about anything that I am not happy with which might have happened during the previous year. At the end of each day I write these things in my journal. I take the list and I pray over it and give it to God. I let it all go never to be revisited again. Whatever it is, I give it to God. I burn the paper and actually give it up to Him.  As the paper burns I pray “thank you for taking my burdens” and I know He does. I have faith and I trust that it is now in His hands.  It is a new year!  365 new beginnings!

Peace and Love~ Christine


With Love!

I say this with Love…….

I know that I say it often but please…oh please consider to…..


I promise you that if you choose to do this you will be so much happier!!


Encourager is who I am….who are you?

I mean…I am more than just an encourager but being an encourager is what makes me happy, it is what  I am passionate about. I love sitting down to listen to someone and hear what they want or need and then to encourage them. For me…there is nothing better that I can imagine doing with my life.

We are all born with something inside us that needs, at some point, to come out and that something is what makes us tick, what makes us happy and whole…it is what God gave to us when He created us and no…no if you have not discovered yours yet you were not overlooked, but for most of us it is a process uncovering what our “something” is. That is normal… can take years to uncover what our gift is and sometimes…sadly….we die with our something still in us under a lot of layers of “stuff” .

Do you want to live your purpose? I know that I do! I think that you do as well!

This process according to my experience takes time…but it does not need to take as much time for you as it took for me to figure things out. I think that is why God allows free will and why we have so much tribulation ( some of us) in our lives……so that after we live our trials we can turn around and go out to teach others what we know, what we have learned. No…it does not need to take you as long as it did me…..but it does take desire, patience and  plain old”sticktoitness” !!  You cannot give up!! Because the minute you decide to give up is possibly  the minute that you were on the brink of a major breakthrough!  I have heard it said that you need a breakdown to have a breakthrough…so don’t give up! When things get tough…well just keep pushing forward!

So where should you start? First thing, in my humble opinion and experience that needs to occur for you to start your journey towards learning your souls purpose is to “forgive”….forgiveness is not for the person who you are forgiving it is for you. It is not necessary for you to go to the person you feel offended by……heck if you want you can write a letter to them and never mail it or better yet…BURN it!  the point is to admit it in your heart and then forgive. This is not something that you should rush through and it is not something that you will probably uncover in a day or two…it takes time and a lot of soul searching! Once we identify the who we need to forgive and the why…..then we need to set about really doing it. This is not something that you should take lightly, this is serious! You need to be honest with yourself about everything and then forgive and “let go and let God”

If you can do this then you are one step closer to finding your purpose. Unforgiveness is like a wall between you and God! And guess what? God holds all the answers! SO you do not want any walls there, you want a strong connection between you and the divine!

So….get started on the soul-searching and the forgiving……then set with it for a week or so… not rush through this…digest it, absorb it, own it and then let it go.

Peace be with you!