30 Day Challenge – Goals

This is my last post of the 30 day challenge and it is all about my goals for the upcoming year.

My goal for 2012

1. Read a book a month

2. Lose 40 pounds

3. Read through the bible

4. Write a note/card a week.

5. Learn how to make a new dish/food every month

6. Be more diligent in my job

7. Journal more than just sermon notes


30 Day Challenge – Christmas Gift

One thing I want for Christmas.

This is an easy one.  The one thing I want for Christmas is a Kindle and I know that I am getting one, because my parents aren’t internet shopping savvy and they had me purchase my own Kindle.  So a Kindle will soon be in my hands 😀

Disclaimer – yes this is about what I want for Christmas, but in my mind, the true meaning of Christmas has nothing about gifts that other people are going to buy/give me and everything to do with the gift that God gave me some 2000 years ago in his son Jesus.

30 Day Challenge – Books

My favorite book(s).  That “s” is necessary.  I don’t think I could pick out just one book that is my favorite.  I was the child that you could always find reading somewhere.  I would read in the car, in the bathtub, on the toilet, in my room, in school, at home, ANYWHERE.  I always had a book in my hand.  To this day I still love to read, but the amount of time that I have actually been able to spend reading in the past few years has been minimal, but I am hoping to pick that up again.  My goal for next year is to read a new book every month on my new Kindle that is coming for Christmas. 😀

Anywho… this blog post is supposed to be about my favorite books, not my love of reading and my reading plan.  So here they are in no particular order, just a random off the top of my head list.


Kelsey’s Favorite Books

1. The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald

2. Harry Potter 1-7 – J.K. Rowling

3. The Bible

4. To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee

5. Radical – David Platt

6. Radical Together – David Platt

7. Come Looking For Me – Cheryl Cooper

8. Anything written by Karen Kingsbury

9. Screwtape Letters – C.S. Lewis

10. The Chronicles of Narnia – C.S. Lewis


If anyone has suggestions of books I should read, let me know.  I am going to be looking for thing to put on my Kindle.  My first couple are going to be Longing by Karen Kingsbury & The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.


30 Day Challenge – Lows

Lows of 2011
-my first car wreck & totaling my car 😦
-staying super crazy busy with 2 jobs and 2 volunteer positions
-not getting to go overseas (although that led to better things happening)
-finding out my mom needed neck surgery
-having to be away from Baylie while I moved/transitioned into a new job and after a wreck
-being a burden & hindrance to my roommate that I love and who is trying hard to recover

30 Day Challenge – Thankful

Ten things I am thankful for.

1. I am thankful for my Lord and Savior and what he has done for my life.

2. I am thankful for my family and their support of me and all that I do.

3. I am thankful for friends who are there for me and will help me through anything.

4. I am thankful for my education.  Especially when having an education is not a privilege that everyone gets to have.

5. I am thankful for my jobs and the ability to support myself as well as work for some awesome people.

6. I am thankful for my dog, Baylie.  I love her so much!

7. I am thankful for today and each day that the Lord allows me to live and serve him.

8. I am thankful for provision of the Lord, both on saving my life in more than one way and for always giving me everything that I need.

9. I am thankful for the passions the Lord has given me for orphans and adoption and pray that through his provision I will continue to be able to follow these and help them play out in my life.

10. I am thankful for my birthmother and her decision to give me up for adoption. Especially when that wasn’t the popular thing and probably not the “easy” thing.