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goals {guest post from Mrs. Gray}

I’m so excited to be visiting Amy’s space today! I’m Mrs. Gray, and I’ve come from The Gray Matters to share with you today. Before we get going, just a little about me. I’m a small town girl. I grew up in the country, but it might not be your first guess seeing me now. Although, I still make a pretty good hand when I need to. I’m married to my high school sweetheart, Mr. Gray, and we have been blessed with our precocious two year-old Baby Gray! I work from home and strive to find a safe balance between my faith, family, and work–it’s not always easy when your office is with you all the time! In the fall you can find us at Kyle Field cheering on the Fightin’ Texas Aggies (we were pre-bandwagon). I love writing and sharing all that God is doing in our lives.

{When I – Amy – visited Mrs. Gray’s blog her goals stuck out to me, especially after talking about resolutions last week. I asked her to share them here}

Today marks the beginning of a new year. It’s a fresh start. Time to start anew. I like to start the year with something to work toward, and a list of goals seems to be the way to go. These are in no particular order, just things I’d like to make part of my lifestyle by December 31, 2013 (in addition to what I’ve already started in 2011 and 2012; I like to keep building)

Family Photo

1.  I will use our story to reach others for Christ. Somewhere, someone needs our story. That is why it was given to us. I will work to use it as a testament of God’s promises to me when the going got tough. I won’t keep secrets; I won’t bury it because it’s easier. I will use it.

2. I will prioritize family above work. Working from home, I sometimes have trouble turning work mode off. I will make it a point to keep work behind family time.

3. I will build bridges. I won’t wait on people (family, friends, etc) to come to me to make things better. Life is too short. It is a two-way street, but I will do my fair share

4. I will spend [at least] one night a week, uninterrupted, with my husband. Location, school, schedules, and whathaveyou sometimes make it hard for us to pull off an actual out-of-house date night. We’ll do athome dates and call it a compromise.

5. I will work to incorporate Spanish words and phrases into Baby Gray’s vocabulary. I’m no Spanish whiz, but I know enough to get him started. Mr. Gray and I would like for him to have some foundation for use later.

 

4 Comments

  • Eva Taylor

    Love the part of your first goal that you will use every part of your story, no secrets, no burying it. God can redeem anything. I lead a small group of young adult women and last night was such an open and vulnerable space here one girl shared something very personal, which led me to share, then another and another. Every part of our story good or bad can be used to bring glory back to him. Many times our shame holds us back from sharing something that can help another. Thank you for that reminder! The rest of your goals are awesome, too!! Thanks for sharing!!

    • Mrs. Gray

      Thanks, Eva! Sorry for my super-delayed response! I just now saw these!

      In my case, it is usually more a situation where I don’t have words to process and share. I am working on making sure I don’t leave God out of the story because I don’t feel like I have the words to put to it.

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