Thursday, January 1, 2009


Lianna is hosting The 2009 New Years Resolution Review, and I am playing along =-).

I have a few this year....

1. Give a serious attempt at becoming a runner. Running does not come easy to me. I can do cardio work like Step class until the cows come home, but I look (and feel) like an arthritic old man when I run. I have absolutely no grace about my stride... I have no rhythm, and my feet always clomp down so hard like they weigh 200 pounds each. I want to run where I look (and feel) like a gazelle. I want it to be more natural for that is gonna take some practice, effort and determination on my part.

2. Take piano lessons again. I took them when I was a kid, and I have forgotten 98% of what I once knew. I would like to learn again!

3. Attend book club at least every other month.

Oh, and actually finish that month's book before we meet.

4. Take more vacations!! We won't be able to afford Hawaii every month (Dream on Dreamweaver!) but with a little planning, we can certainly take more weekend jaunts...or what Julie calls "minications" =-).

5. And lastly - and probably most importantly- read my bible more diligently. I am good about reading my devotionals and doing my bible study homework for my women's biblestudy, but I don't just sit down and read directly from The Word as much as I should. The Bible says "For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit..." (Hebrews 4:12) and I want it to come alive to me even more than it is now. I long to spend more time with Him, in conversation with Him, and to just sit in reverence for who He is...and what better way than to read His words??

Here's to new go over to Lianna's blog and play along!!


Monica @ Writer Chic said...

Kendra, I'm not sure if you are a "Friends" watcher, but your comment about wanting to run like a gazelle made me think of the episode where Phoebe and Rachel try to run! Oh, tell me you know what I'm talking about, because I think it's just too funny....okay. ;) Back to normal blogging!

Amanda said...

Great resolutions! They say if you set a goal and put it in writing you are more likely to achieve it. And if you tellsomeone about your goal you are even more likely to achieve it. I think putting it on your bloggie almost guarentees success :)

Phyllis said...

Hello.....I am a Great Aunt of your cousin's baby (Kathrine...aka "Baby K") and I've been thinking about responding to this post for a long time.

I happen to know someone in the Portland area that gives piano lessons! (Small world, huh?)

If you are interested or want more information, please contact me at and I will be happy to provide all of the information. She's a gal that I met through Africa Mission Alliance and we were in Rwanda together this past January.

Anyway, just thought you might want to know.

I love your blog BTW. I've read your sister's since Cadence was born and I follow all of the blogs she has linked. You guys all sound like fun. I always knew that I liked Meilee (she married my brother's boy) and I like all of you too, even if vicariously through bloggerland.