Monday, January 30, 2012


To come to a definite or earnest decision about; determine (to do something).

OK, here it is, the end of January.  Many New Year’s resolutions have come and gone.  That’s why I don’t make New Year’s resolutions anymore.  They don’t work—for me.  (Hats off to all of you who are doing well with yours.  Keep up the good work!)

But the word resolve, now that’s an action word.  And that is what I did a couple of weeks ago.  I resolved to do something, and with God’s help, I did it.  That word stuck in my head and gave me a determination to finish what I had started. 

(I know, you’re thinking Don’t the words resolve and resolution pretty much mean the same thing?  Well, yes they do thank you for asking.  But it took me about a week to make the connection!) 

So I guess I did, unwittingly, make a resolution! 

A personal goal I made for myself was reached.  I am a better person for it. Through reaching this goal, I am able to move on to some clear-cut decisions that will help make our lives happier and healthier, with a doable plan laid out in front of me.  I’m excited and ready to achieve what God has planned for me and my family.

I have learned several lessons through this and do not plan on going around the mountain again.

Resolve.  My new action word.

It’s All Earnestly Good!



  1. Well YOu Go Girl!

  2. Glad your resolve is working for you! Way to go!

  3. Wish I could say the same!!

    Thanks for stopping by the new picture album - she did a great job and now I have to figure out what to order!

  4. I like your idea - to resolve to do something. Resolve is a much stronger action word than "make" - as in make a resolution. And maybe we need to resolve to do one thing, and when that thing is done we can resolve to do another... instead of only making resolutions once a year and not following through with any of them.
    Have a great day!

  5. Wow this was an amazing post that made me think.. I hope to get my own word and work hard on it.. I wanted to say THanks for stopping by last week. I am sorry it took so long to get back to you.. Have a great day..

  6. This is a wonderful word...full of meaning and hope for the future! I love the action meaning of the word resolve! ♥


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