Sunday, January 1, 2012

A New Day, A New Year

3:36 PM

First day of 2012 is bright and shiny here in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico! So happy to be sharing with my new husband and new family. As I sit here on my back porch and think about the year ahead, I can't help but make lists and goals. So I thought I'd share a few!

-Read the Bible chronologically. I've already started reading the Old Testament, but I'd love to carry it through into the New as well. Reading the events in the order they happened has really brought new light & life in the Scriptures for me. Should be a pretty attainable goal.

-Sustainable healthy eating. I have a love/hate relationship with food. I love the unhealthy stuff and hate the healthy. But as 30 looms ahead in 2012, it's time to eat like a grownup...and that means the green stuff too! Thankfully, I have a husband who is creative in the kitchen and supportive of healthy eating. We will conquer, together!

-Photo blogging. I love love love taking photos of anything and everything. And since I became smart phone savvy in 2011, it's even easier to share these photos with the world. So I decided to take up the "Photo A Day" challenge, post them on a new blog for all to enjoy! Follow my [our] visual photo journey here: Here's a taste with today's photo that I already posted!

-Read more. I adore reading. And I also just got a new Kindle touch [thank you wedding gifts!]. Which means the wide world of literature is at my fingertips. In 2012, I plan to not just read more...but read better. To read books that challenge my mind, heart and spirit. Not to read to pass the time, but to read for a purpose. First up are biographies on C.S. Lewis & George Muller, a travel narrative on child trafficking in Nepal, and a mind-bending geography tidbits from a Jeopardy champ. So far, so good!

I'm sure there is more I want to do, and there will be more I actually do, but for now, this enough. I hope in 2012 I can discover how to be a godly wife, a better friend, a dedicated servant, a just advocate, an inspiring communicator, and a creative encourager. Those are my resolutions.

About the author

Joy Muldoon is a full-time missionary and part-time blogger. Read about her travels, adventures, and missions here!