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Homeschool Holidays - Resolution Reform

With the start of a new year, I wanted to share a blog post I read that inspired me to throw our typical New Year's Resolutions right out the window. It's called "Resolution Revolution" and the author, Christine Kane, explains a better way to start your year.

Rather than the typical to-do list type of life change(s), you focus on one word. You let this word guide you through the year to take action. Our family committed to trying this approach for 2013 and we'll be posting updates on the blog as to how we are doing.

We chose our words after much thought and prayer. My word is patience - I will work to keep myself under control when feeling the pain of suffering, adversity or anger and will accept a difficult situation from God without giving Him a deadline to remove it. I want to be more patient with my family as I tend to have lots of patience outside the home but lose it at home.

The Bible verses I'll be memorizing to help me on this journey are Romans 5:3-4 and Hebrews 12:1.

I'll have Herb and Matthew post their words as contributors below.

Please read Christine's blog post by clicking here. After reading her post and giving it some thought, come back here and share your word(s) and story by completing the form below.


Matthew and Herb travelled a lot with the band in 2013, so we didn't do so well as far as encouraging one another with our individual words. We're not doing individual words for 2014. However, if you are, please share your word and story below. We'd love to hear from you.

For 2014, as a family we have all committed to not complaining and rejoicing in the Lord no matter what happens. So far we are doing pretty well at encouraging one another to stop complaining when we forget and slip up. We are striving to remember that we have nothing to complain about.

New Year's Resolution Reform

Now that you have read Christine Kane's blog post "Resolution Revolution", I'd like you to join me on this journey.

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A Favorite Bible Verse: "Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." Proverbs 3:5-6