As the New Year is here again, Set Your Heart, and don’t worry so much about goals

Thinking about the new year approaching again, it seems as I get older, it comes faster and faster each time. Here we are again, on New Year’s Eve. Some are fretting about goals and resolutions.

What I want to do most, is SET MY HEART. In Colossians 3, verse 1-2, it says, “Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.”


It’s been a wonderful year, good health, trips to Washington and Alaska, boating time with my husband, new friends, a wonderful family, exciting possibilities in the writing world, and so much learning. As I learn, I realize I have so much more to learn. God is so faithful, giving me many opportunities.

Colossians 3 is a beautiful chapter…read the whole thing here….

Or you can add the app of the Bible for any of your devices and read it anywhere, anytime….

I’ve made many mistakes in life, and this year. Some things have been really hard. Now it’s time to move on, as a forgiven child of God. Yes, I will have some goals, like not wasting as much time on Facebook and getting my face in the BOOK more. But most of all I am planning to SET MY HEART on things above.

Photo credit: Chad TImmer. Overisel, Michigan, Nov. 18, 2015.

Bless you, my dear friends and family. Thank you for supporting me. Make it a wonderful new start for a NEW year. I love you all.

About Myrna Folkert

Myrna is an author who desires to use her gifts to glorify God. She's created this blog to tell stories of her childhood, musings about life, motherless daughters, grief and loss, faith in God, her family history, and facts about the Long QT syndrome. She also has a hearing condition called Tinnitus. Doing interviews with motherless daughters like herself are of great interest. Join in discussions by following this blog and commenting. She would love to hear your stories about life. Myrna is a Christ follower, wife, mother, sister, friend, aunt, and cousin. She was an elementary school teacher for 27 years; now works in her church, and a few other volunteer activities such as Hospice doing "Life Reviews" and Vigils. Myrna loves to read, write, listen to music, go to concerts, and take pictures. Her favorite pastime is boating with her husband near the beautiful shores of West Michigan.
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4 Responses to As the New Year is here again, Set Your Heart, and don’t worry so much about goals

  1. tabitha59reachingout says:

    I totally agree with you. When we set our hearts on God and His Word, giving our days to Him, everything else will fall into place.


  2. Kate Hamlet says:

    Well said Myrna. I appreciate this post. Andrew and I are feeling a little defeated today, as a job opportunity we were excited about fell through. A reminder to set my heart on the bigger picture is just what I needed. Thank you! ❤

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