A Plan to Proclaim God's Marvelous Deeds in 2017

"A Plan to Proclaim God's Marvelous Deeds in 2017" by Pam Spano (CatholicMom.com)

Copyright 2017 Pam Spano. All rights reserved.

We are now four weeks into the new year. Have your resolutions held up? Have you already given up or are you smugly keeping up all the things that you promised yourself and laughing at the rest of us?

I’m sort of in the smug and laughing category. I say sort of, because some things that I had carefully planned, fell through. Back in November, I made a plan for 2017. I’m enjoying the Catholic Planner that I purchased. Now I have a plan for prayer and new goals that I never contemplated before.

One of my inspirations is Melanie Rigney. Like Melanie, I had a completely different plan for my life and here I am over thirty years later, a convert to the Catholic church, writing about my faith. One of my friends who knew me “back in the day” will tell you how hilarious my being at this point of my life is.

This is a good thing. Whatever plan I had as a young woman, doesn’t even come close to what I’m experiencing now. I have faith, a marriage and children that would not have existed had I followed any half-baked goal of mine.

Though my children are grown, I purchased The Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion:  A Book of Daily Reflections and I will be participating in the St. Teresa’s Online Book Club on Facebook. I’m looking forward to “meeting” and discussing my faith with other moms. (Please join us – it’s never too late!)

Reading today’s Psalm tells me to get out there and “proclaim God’s marvelous deeds.” That coincides with my wanting to write more in 2017.

But I want more. I want fresh ideas to experience faith and spiritual adventures! What are you doing in 2017? I want to hear from you:

What are your goals this year? What plan do you have to grow in faith? Are you doing anything different? Or are you sticking to a well-used plan that works for you? Do you blog? Please share your link!

Copyright 2017 Pam Spano


About Author

Pam Spano converted to the Catholic faith as an adult over 30 years ago. Her conversion story started when she sarcastically said to her Catholic boyfriend at the time, "I suppose if we were to get married, you would want me to convert." He thought for a moment and said, "Well, I am worried about your soul." And so the journey began ...


  1. I actually haven’t made any major plans for this year – aside from continuing to “wife – hopefully better than last year, mother – hopefully more peacefully than last year, and blog – hopefully more successfully than last year”. I think that summarizes my plans.

    Have you heard of the “Nineveh 90”? That is my plan to help grow in faith… It’s my hope that, at the end of the 90 days, I’ll be able to keep the momentum going!

  2. Oh gosh I didn’t make many plans this year. As a momma with a special needs child and new baby added to the mix my only real plan was attempting to survive! Well…I am still here and things are smoothing out so maybe now is a time to reflect on some goals for this year!!!

  3. Leah @ Momsters Raising Monsters on

    I’m taking little steps! No major plans for the whole year, but little things to improve where I need it most right now. And I change my resolutions when I see they need to be changed. I’m less of a long term planner, and more of a “take it as it comes” kind of person. 🙂

  4. Ironically, my goal for this year was to plan more. I bought a planner,and I do love it and use it. I like how it made me think about what my big goals for the month were and for each day it has a line for every hour! I could be doing better with planning – but I am planning!

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