I don’t know what “January Camp” you fall into but chances are, you fall into at least of one the following camps.
Camp 1: You happily and eagerly set goals and make resolutions (maybe even write them out in your leather-bound, mole-skin journal from Barnes & Noble that you scored in the “Bargain” section)…and will actually carry most of them out (just like you did last year, and the year before that, and the year before that).
Camp 2: You hesitantly and skeptically set goals and make resolutions (maybe in a paper journal, maybe in a Word doc, maybe on a paper napkin, or maybe just in your head)…and will maybe carry out some, or one, of none of them (just like you did last year, and the year before that, and the year before that).
Camp 3: You scoff at the people who set goals and make resolutions (maybe out loud or in your head)…continuing to be the
mediocre awesome person that you always have been (just like you were last year, and the year before that, and the year before that).
Camp 4: You’re in some other “camp” not mentioned.
Camp 5: You prefer “tents” because you’re just too hipster for “camps.”
Well…there it is, folks! I think I’ve thoroughly and meticulously outlined and described the “January Camps.”
Whether you find yourself setting goals in a mole-skin, on a napkin, or in a “tent,” or not at all, I pray that each of you are RESOLUTE in asking the Lord to make you more like HIM and less like YOU in 2-0-1-6. To me, that should be the essence and heartbeat of ALL our “best-laid plans.”
I won’t disclose my “camp,” and I certainly won’t bore you with my color-coded resolutions and bi-monthly goals (Oops! Did I just let my “camp” out of the bag?!?), but I will share one of my goals for the following year.
Jessica, stop making excuses for why you
can’t don’t make the time to memorize Scripture!!!
Seriously, I stink at this discipline, and I want to grow in this area of my life, so I’ve decided that I will…
Shut down the devices at lunch time and walk through this Scripture Memory Devotional with my kids.
Two birds with one stone…Intentionally Disciple Children and Hide His Word in My Heart
So what book am I giving away this month?
I am giving away three copies of I Can Learn the Bible: The Joshua Code: 52 Devotions and Scriptures for Kids by Holly Hawkins Shivers.
And why am I giving away this book?
One: I need accountability and maybe you need some, too.
Two: The foundation of this book comes from the words of Joshua 1:8 which says, “Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful,” which aligns beautifully with one of my goals for 2016.
And what are a few of my favorite line(s) from this book?
“We cannot make every ‘right’ decision for our children, nor should we. We cannot be ever present, and the older they become, the less and less they need us. That is why we must do what we can while they are young. We want to turn them toward the one thing –rather, the one Person–who will be there for them: the Person of Jesus Christ and His living, active Word hidden deep in their hearts.”
So how can you win a copy of this book?
In the comment section below, share something on your “Resolution List” this year and on Monday at 4 PM (EST), I will randomly select three winners to enjoy a copy of this amazing book.
Oh, and if you happen to win (or even if you don’t), I’d be ALL ABOUT starting an online “accountability group” to find and give support as we seek to learn His Word. So if you want to be apart of something like that, let me know in the comment section, and I will contact you ASAP!
HAPPY CAMP-DWELLING, FRIENDS!!!