Sunday, January 8, 2012

2012 Resolutions & Books to Read in 2012

The cool (or not-so-cool) thing about a blog is it helps you be a little more accountable to the  things you said you were going to do. So, on December 31st, I nervously took a look back to what I had resolved to do in 2011....so how did I do?

  1. Read through the Bible in a year - I'd give myself 50% on this one. I am on Day 200 out of 365, so the goal was not completed. However, I did start to do my reading plan on my i-phone using NewVersion App - which is super awesome! 
  2. Have a quiet time and pray once a day - not as consistent with this as I would have liked, it will remain a goal of mine. 
  3. Pray for global missions - a little better with this one, it will remain a goal of mine. 
  4. Post 15 blog posts a month - I learned that this is a bit too ambitious for us! However, I was really happy that we posted over 100 times in 2011! :) 
  5. Run 400 miles in 2011 - with the news of Baby Baareman coming, I decided to change my exercise routine a bit. I actually was on track to do this one, but alas, it was not completed! 
  6. Run another Half Marathon - nope 
  7. Go to the gym at least 8 times a month -YES! 
  8. Find a new way to serve locally - YES! Will write another post about this particular mission opportunity... 
  9. Read 6 books and review them on the blog - YES! I did read 6 books - see below, but didn't review them on the blog. 
  10. Cook more homemade meals - YES! Still room for improvement though 
  11. Save for a Macbook - YES! Got that with tax refund money and love it! 
  12. Play the piano more - big fat NO on this one, oh well...don't worry, it gets played plenty by Jason. 

2012 Resolutions:

  1. Read through the Bible in a year
  2. Have a quiet time and pray once a da
  3. Pray for global missions 
  4. Exercise 3 times a week 
  5. Call my friends (who don't live near me) more consistently 
  6. Cook more homemade meal
  7. Read (or listen to) 12 books

Here are the books I read in 2011: 


2011
  1. Something Borrowed
  2. Something Blue 
  3. Heart of the Matter
  4. The Help 
  5. The Boleyn Inheritance 
  6. Radical 
  7. The Birth Order Book  - some 
  8. What to Expect While You're Expecting - some 

Here are the books I would like to read in 2012:

Fun:
  1. The Hunger Games - have  
  2. The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo
  3. The Girl who Played with Fire
  4. The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest 
  5. In the Garden of Beasts
Spiritual:
  1. Hudson Taylor Biography - have 
  2. Don't Waste Your Life - have 
  3. 12 Spiritual Disciplines - have
  4. Cost of Discipleship - have
  5. Adopted for Life 
  6. The Reason for God - have 
  7. Mere Christianity - have 
  8. Desiring God
History/Politics:
  1. Liberty and Tyranny - have (audio) 
  2. Inside the Revolution - have 
  3. 1776
  4. Revolution: A Manifesto
  5. Common Sense
Business:
  1. Entreleadership - have
  2. Good to Great - have 
  3. First, Break all the Rules - have
  4. How to Win Friends and Influence People - have (audio)  
  5. Richest Man in Babylon

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