Happy Wednesday, friends! Welcome to the first Currently link party of 2023! Today we're talking about what we're currently loving, resolving, organizing, anticipating and eating.
loving: I am currently loving my clean and decluttered house. I took all the Christmas décor down, but kept some wintry things out. I mentioned the pallet tree all lit up with bright white lights last week, but I also keep out some signs, some trees, and this greenery on the mantle. I love the brightly colored garland I hung there over the weekend! It was one of the purchases I made from the store we visited Saturday, John Mark's.
I am loving using new resources for my quiet time so far this week. Because I love to read, I always want to make sure and also be diligent in reading the Bible every year, and most years I read it through from cover to cover. I read chronologically in 2022 and wanted to switch things up for 2023, so I will be journaling through either the old testament or the new testament this year. I'll read one chapter (maybe more on days when I'm not working) a day for five days a week, then I'll write in my journal about what I read using the HEAR method. HEAR stands for highlight, explain, apply, respond (in prayer). I also accidentally came across this great devotional that I thought was a book and will be doing one a day in 2023 as well. It's so good! I love Bob Goff and had the privilege of hearing him speak and meeting him twice. He's written other books that I think you should read, but I'd start with Love Does. I linked it there in the title.
I am loving using the library again and have been borrowing nonfiction books every couple of weeks.
I am loving my newest Chatbook that I bought myself for the year 2022. I love having this to look back on and I like to put them out to where I can easily get to them. Have you ever made one of these?
resolving: I really don't make resolutions, because I don't like to set myself up for failure. That being said, this year I am resolving to say yes more often. I am saying yes to new things, things that scare me, things that are healthier, date nights & my husband, new foods, and things that are good for me.
organizing: I am organizing everything in the house, it seems. I spent a good chunk of time on Friday organizing the pantry and it looks and is so much nicer now that it's neat and tidy. I organized in the laundry room and cabinets on Sunday, and hope to work on different areas all month long. I love doing this kind of thing! There's nothing quite as satisfying as clean and organized cabinets, spaces, and nooks.
anticipating: I am anticipating it being a good and productive week, and hopefully month! I can't say enough how much I love new beginnings. There is such a spiritual picture in them for me, because when Jesus saved me and changed my life, He took me from that old way of life and made me new.
eating: I am currently eating things that are healthier for me. I mentioned on Monday that I have been eating gluten free since the day after Christmas. I did this in the summer of 2020 after weeks of being on lockdown and not only did I drop some weight, I ridded myself of all the inflammation in my body. It's known that gluten causes inflammation in the body, which is why when I give it up, nothing hurts. In case you didn't know, I have problems with my feet. I used to work in a school with concrete floors, so that caused me to have tendinitis in both of my ankles, and I have broken the same bone in the same foot two times. That has caused me to have arthritis in that foot, needless to say, and contributes to why my feet always bother me. So, that's why I am resolving to eat healthier and to give up gluten again.
I've been spending lots of time pinning recipes, so in case you're interested, here is my Pinterest board that I named, "healthy food".
What about you? I'd love to hear what you're currently loving, resolving, organizing, anticipating, and eating! Thanks for reading my blog, and thanks for linking up with me today! I'll be here posting all week, so come back and visit. Love to all!
P.s. In February we'll be talking about what we're currently loving, feeling, posting, receiving and seeing. That date will be Wednesday, February 1st.