December 14, 2011

The Plan Is...

I know we haven't even celebrated Christmas yet, however I am pressed to get this post out. After this weekend I will be media-free, spending the next few weeks reflecting on the birth of our King and Savior, creating memories with my family and enjoying this beautiful season of festivities!

The New Year is quickly approaching and I have so many things on my heart and on my mind I hope to accomplish in the up coming year, I pray through His grace I am able.

The Blog

Pure Modesty is so much fun for me! I never thought that when I began this site, I would reach so many people. I truly wanted to create a place for women who were looking for Biblical feminine resources to help them along in their journey through modesty. I hope you have been encouraged too!  Sooo, I plan on making a few changes to Pure Modesty over the next month or so. First on the list is to move from Word Press to Blogger. To be honest, I pray this goes well. I am no "techy" and so I am constantly asking my sweet friend Courtney at Simply Nurtured for "HELP!" with all things relating to computer lingo. I also want to change the format a bit as far as design and content. My Modest Shop will be filled with goodies for you to shop from as well.

When I stared this blog, I had every intention of monetizing from it. Quickly, the Lord changed the direction of my heart and quietly said "wait" so I obeyed. However, our family dynamics are changing and I am now praying again if I should seek to make money off this resource. We moved to an area that has a higher cost of living ($4 a gallon for milk! Yikes!) and soon we will need a larger vehicle to fit the eight of in. Is it even bloggy to talk about this with you? I may be breaking some blogging etiquette rule but I thought you should know. The Lord has never ceased to supply our daily provisions so there is no doubt He will continue to do so.

This blog does not belong to me, it belongs to the Lord and I want to be a good steward of it in all things. Which leads me to my Mission Statement. After going through this series, I wanted to add a mission statement to Pure Modesty. I have been reflecting on what this blog is for, what do I want to share and who will be blessed by it.


I love books! I simply don't make enough time to read them. This year I plan on changing that. Have you read the Bible all the way through? I am working on my 87 th attempt. Last year I tried a 90 day Bible Reading Challenge. I failed.  So I am going to try out this historical schedule instead and pray for success! I also plan on reading 24 new books this year equating to two books per month! I will share with you my reading choices after the switch. And because I have so much spare time, (sarcasm) I am writing a book. A real book. One that is published and sold in stores! I can't reveal too much, however it's my prayer this book will help young girls and bring Glory to His name!

12 New Things

I want to learn twelve new things this year, one new skill each month. I'm still working on my list but so far I would love to learn to crochet or knit and bake bread well, not make bricks. As well as study Herbs and the benefits of eating more raw foods.  Our daughters take violin and our son would like to start piano again so I think I'll join the band by taking cello lessons. I truly enjoy a cup of hot herbal tea once and a while but I'm spoiled. I warm the water and place the bag in the cup to seep. I want to learn more about teas and the proper ways to serve them. I also would like to make something creative to sell on Etsy...


For the seven plus years my husband and I have been married, we have been on four dates. Maybe seven if you include taking a nursing baby with us. I hope to plan dates with my husband (alone) at least once a month. I also pray we can make it to a marriage retreat similar to this one.


I used to be a super fun mom...I pulled out the glitter and glue and would make huge messes, play dress-up, jump rope and be just be fun. Now it seems I'm all about business...laundry, dishes, checking off the home work list...bleh. Some how I lost my "fun." I think it's still in me, way deep and she needs to come back. I miss fun. So I plan on doing at least once craft a week and at least one field trip once a month. My biggest goal is to have a "date" with each of my children at least once a month. Even if it's grocery shopping or a trip to the post office. I want to be able to connect with my children individually and lovingly. My husband and I decided we want to instill in our children a love for good literature, fine music and a hunger for the Lord and all his goodness when it comes to educating them at home. We wan to focus on and identify their God given gifts so we can nurture them whole-heartily.

Being a daughter of the King is always at the top of my list. If I loose sight of that and only focus on my to-do list, I have missed the mark. I want to love Him more. Seek Him often and thank Him daily.

How about you? Any plans for next year?

Commit your work to the LORD,and your plans will be established.~Proverbs 16:3

2 Modest Musings:

Tabitha @ A Restful Place said...

Blessings on your 2012!!! :)

Mrs. T said...

I love this post as I feel I can relate to much of what you write. I am re-motivated (is that a word?) to learn how to do at least one handcraft and to bring more fun into our home. Maybe in the process I can slow down the deepening of the wrinkles on my forehead! BTW, a Kitchen-Aid stand mixer has made my bread less "doorstop-ish" and my children have asked if we can make all our bread from scratch. That speaks volumes to the improved texture.