Whats your kind of Resolution?

I’m not really a “resolution kind of girl.” Maybe it’s because in years past I didn’t end up keeping them. They were either too farfetched, I changed them mid-year, or I never really meant them to begin with.

I don’t really know when I changed. But I did. And it works for me. I stopped setting a “New Year’s resolution.” Well, i no longer put full effort into accomplishing ONE particular thing before the years end. To me, “my kind of resolution” is bigger and last much longer.

Making this personal change has proven to work for me. That doesn’t mean it’s for everyone. Nor do I frown upon any “New Year” positive resolution that’s made. But I challenge you to try it differently. Reaching daily goals and learning to live in each moment has been beneficial to me and my family in so many ways. I accomplish more, and do better on a “short term” (daily) basis, as opposed to setting my goals on a “year’s term”. 

I make goals often. Some of them may seem trivial or even silly to others. God’s word offers me a great source for “self-pep talks” on my way to achieving them. His word encourages me to remain steadfast and determined.

I want to live a life of Joy, Grace and of complete fulfillment in Him. And I want it on a daily and momentarily basis.

Life’s way too short and can change too suddenly. My plans become altered. My goals often shift. Life can have set backs and come at us with many twists and turns. We have all experienced failed attempts and less than great moments, as we strive to achieve our goals or just doing life.

But…Just as suddenly, life can bring great triumphs, unexpected victories, and positive results from our perseverance, and eternal rewards from our experiences and encounters.

So, I face each moment, each day, each test, trial, triumph, and New Year…the same way.

With One focus.

And One goal.

To be better than I was yesterday. To be kinder, wiser, more compassionate, more selfless, more giving. To be a better wife, a better mom and a better person. My “lifetime resolution” is to be more like Christ. Every moment is a lesson I can learn from. Every connection made is a gift to practice being more like Him. Every opportunity given, is an opportunity that I never want to miss…sharing His love. Every breath I take…is a gift.

So, maybe I am a “resolution kind of girl” after all. It’s just that my resolution doesn’t come forth only at the New Year.  I want to live with a resolution (with intention, a plan, a conscious decision, with aim, a commitment, and a promise) Every. Single. Day.

When I fail…and I do. I get back up, I refocus, I stay close to His word and cling to His promises. I choose Joy in the hard times, and claim His strengths in my weaknesses. I thank Him often and praise Him for each day that He’s given. I choose to move forward, when life at times, can seem at a standstill.

No matter your struggle, or your current situation, you can do the saimg_7629-1me. Make a resolution. Maybe, make it differently…

Choose one focus.

Choose one goal.

Choose to live a life as a reflection of Him.

Do it daily!

With this kind of resolution, I have experienced the most success as I have grown in Him.

And I will continue with this kind of intent, as long as I have breath.

Rescue A Baby With Me!

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As an advocate for Operation Baby Rescue I feel I have been given an opportunity of a lifetime to be a part of rescuing and restoring children who are in desperate need of help. I know I am giving a voice to the voiceless. I am helping a child to have a chance to live. To grow up and have the opportunity to learn and experience the love of Jesus!  

I hold babies often. I cannot imagine my life without them in it.  My heart is burdened for hurting kids and my heart has often cried out to God to rescue some of them! Through Operation Baby Rescue – I have an amazing opportunity to pray for children that I will never meet and that I will never hold.  But I can still be apart of rescuing them….even from across the world.  By praying and by giving!    

So, I’ll keep writing and talking about it. There’s too many babies in isolated areas with life threatening needs. As I bring awareness, it also allows YOU an amazing opportunity to make a difference. It’s easy too! You can help by Praying…Loving like Jesus…and by Giving!  

My husband and I have been called to Rescue & Restore.  We have had an awesome opportunity to help in our community over and over again when we made the decision to become Foster/Adopt parents. Everytime a child has come into our home from an abusive or neglectful situation, we have felt a sense of helping in their rescue! The Lord has met each need that has been represented in our home. We have followed our hearts and with the Lords guidance we continue to give. It is a humbling as well as demanding job.  There are so many children locally, and worldwide that still need Rescuing….and Restoring!  We have also been blessed to help many children and families through our leadership and connections in running The Hope Again Care Center in Winchester, VA.  The Care Center is a ministry of The Winchester Church of God where my husband has been on staff for 10 years as the Care Pastor.

Every child is worth rescuing! 

Operation Baby Rescue gives each of us a beautiful opportunity to be able to help rescue a child across the world!

So many children, so many people, so many near and far away, that need rescuing!

Over 4,000 children have been rescued through Operation Baby Rescue since 2011! And there are so many more that are living moments from death without our help.

Please jump on board and Resuce and Restore with me.

You can make a difference across the world in a childs life, by giving up the cost of one (or a few) specialty coffees, and donating $5, $10, $20 or whatever you can give. And you can do it from right there where you are at this moment. Click here to donate

ISAIAH 46:4 
“I am He who will sustain you.
I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.”

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*Enjoy a blog I wrote  A Neon Orange Moment of Mine  (talking about World Help)

The Lord Rescued me! I was lost and He found me. And oh did I need rescuing….