Looking Back

The last month of the year is almost here. It is time to reflect back and see how the year went for us. Before this year started, I created a list of personal goals. It reflected what I believe God has called me to do this year.


As I am looking at my list, I am thankful that most of my goals have been met. I have been able to serve the Lord in whatever capacity I can through leading small groups, helping out in the children’s ministry and to be diligent in all that I do. I was able to be more consistent in reading the Bible daily and spending quality time with the Lord in prayer. I have tried my best to honor others by my speech, thoughts and actions, sending encouragement and giving gifts to friends.

Of course, there are also some things that I wasn’t able to do especially in the area of my financial goals. And there were hard homeschooling days as well. And days when I really felt that down and uncertain about where our life was heading.

But God did have some surprises along the way too. The clavicle injury and  the tooth surgery of my diabetic hubby were definitely not in our plans.  The vacation in Singapore was truly a blessing I wasn’t expecting.

Throughout the whole year, I saw how God supplied our needs and gave us blessings, most of them intagible. The love, the sacrifices and the unity we have in our family is a blessing that can often be taken for granted, but something that I witnessed the whole year through.

Looking back, I see how blessed I have been. It has  truly been a privilege and a joy to serve the Lord.




  1. I currently don’t have a list like yours but on the coming year 2014, I am planning to create one to check my achievement and as a reminder for things that needs to be done. Thank you for sharing a tip. 🙂

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