New years resolutions

I’m big on making new years resolutions. In fact I get giddy with excitement every time the new year comes rolling along. I think and dream about how amazing the new year is going to be and all the great things I want to accomplish. Even since I was a teenager I would sit down and write a whole page, or three, of new years resolutions. But in the last two years I’ve begun to feel a little different. I noticed that most of the resolutions I made were way too ambitious for the season of life I’m currently in. My goals weren’t getting done and I was getting frustrated about all the things I wasn’t getting done.

This year instead of a page or two of ambitious goals I’m going to make a list of prayer points instead. I hope to take the focus off myself and my own plans and focus on God instead. Having an eternal focus, I believe, is a great start to the new year.

I’ll leave you with some photos of our Christmas photo shoot 🙂

Blessings, Peta

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God’s will for our lives…is it something grand and mysterious? Perhaps not…


Spot the baby! Willow helping me with the laundry

I’m working hard at home and doing the daily daily. I’m cooking, cleaning, disciplining and guiding children & being a Mum 24 hours a day – 7 days a week.

But as a Christian woman and wife am I doing enough for the Lord? I know there are seasons in life where we are able to do different things, but ultimately how do I know if this is God’s will for my life? Some messages I hear out there in the Christian community say, “there is some big grand plan out there… grander than what you should be doing here at home… more flashier, exciting and fulfilling.” Is it okay for me to be working hard here at home, and living a somewhat “ordinary” life? Or do I need to jump into the bandwagon of leaving my family behind to find my dream destiny?

I know just the person to answer this question: My husband Luke, who blogs over at from frightened to father has tackled this question as it’s close to his heart. This is my very first guest post, and I’m excited to share it with you.

Click here for my guest post