Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Present and Intentional in 2012

It's a new year, and like many others I am pondering how to attack it.  I keep having two thoughts in my head.  This year I want to be present, and I want to be intentional.

2011 was hard.  We left our church home of 14 years, and it was very, very painful.  Friends were lost, as was stability.  We visited 21 churches, but have found a new church home.  It's not where I thought we would end up, but I have absolutely no doubt that it is where God wants us.

I was also diagnosed with Autoimmune Hepatitis.  2011 was a continuation of doctor appointments, labwork, and medicine trials and changes.  I'm feeling much better, but I still think that something is being missed.  Because of this, I'll be taking my whole family on a gluten free trial, with a start date of February 1.  I'm sure I'll be blogging more about that as the time comes.

Those two things caused me to check out of 2011.  I went through the motions, but I was not present.  I was not intentional.  I was not a lot of things, but those two words sum it up.

Therefore, in 2012:

I want to be present and intentional with the Lord.

I want to be present and intentional with Craig.

I want to be present and intentional with Luke, Ezekiel, Jacob, Micah, and Nicholas.

I want to be present and intentional with my health.

I also want to read more, study more, and blog more.

5 comments:

Dy said...

I'm excited about seeing where your journey leads. Being present makes such a huge difference! Here's to an amazing 2012! ~Dy

Andie said...

Excited for you and praying, Courtney. I'm glad you're feeling better, and hope that continues.

Craig said...

10 thumbs way up, and they're all on my hands. Love you.

Teren Sechrist said...

It will be fun to travel with you! I look forward to reading your posts. So sorry you have been sick.

Nikki said...

It sounds like your 2012 is off to a great start. What a great reminder for us all to be present and intentional in all our relationships. I'm Nikki from the Crew. It is nice "meeting" you and I look forward to getting to know you better.