I can hardly believe we are in the year 2020. My to do list keeps growing. I do not make new years resolutions. I used to but never did finish any of them. I felt they were to confining. The list did not leave me any room to be flexible. But…so I  make lists. My daughter-in-love gave me a gift for Christmas of a Christian Planner book. I’m thinking this book will keep me on the straight and narrow path to reading the Word and keeping track of where I am.

As I make my list I’m reminded of Proverbs 16:9 ” In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.”  This morning as I was checking Facebook, a dear friend of mine had posted Proverbs 3:21-26. This entire passage so spoke to my heart. I need to look to sound judgement and not let it out of my sight. I think to me this means to always stay in the Word of God. In my Christian Planner I chose the word “Abide” for my word for the year. Abide in His Word,  Abide in Worship, Abide in His Wisdom, Abide in Faith, Healing and Blessings. Yes, Abide or to stand or stay put or to rest. Oh, yes, I can do that.
On the up side there are taxes to be done. Then the making of quilts. I need to learn how to prioritize my time. I tend to be a lot like my late husband , Howdy Sligar and move in  administration. I’ve said it before, I like my ducks in a row, quaking in unionsen. You know when you are in a class and the teacher tell you that there is a paragraph, then a sentence, then the word. So I use 1. then 1.a, then 1. b. and so on. First of all, get the dishes done. Then some ironing, yes, I still iron pillow cases. Then on to reading the Word. Well, now I can hear you all saying, why don’t you read the Word first. Ok, you caught me. Yes, you are right, I should be reading the Word first. Word, Prayer time, Worship, then the rest of life.
Again, I go back to my list. Here it is January 17, 2020. My list is growing. I’ll share in a little while the list I’ve made. But right now I’ve got to take my Christmas tree down and put it away. Christmas tree is down and put away. The mantle is cleared of Christmas decorations and the winter items are now in place. Christmas items are put away in the garage. Now I go on to my list.

Clean kitchen      Christmas decorations put away     rearrange pictures in garage     work on blog     read Word     put worship music on Bose

Finish baby quilt      change bedding     outline of reading Word per month, week, day     taxes     write notes to family     clean out closet

clean out shelves of canned goods     etc.

And the list goes on and on. It does feel good to cross off things that are accomplished. So dear friends, this is my start to the year 2020. I will keep you updated as to my progress. Life goes on and life gets in the way. Only trying to abide in God will I succeed.