Here are some questions to help you remember God's providence this past year. They are part of what Dough Phillips recommends. The questions to consider for next year are mine.
Tonight we will have a little fondu party with just our family and my mother and grandmother (who have been here about 2 weeks). We will all have a copy of these questions to discuss together and fill out privately.
What significant household projects did we accomplish in 2007?
What were the most important meetings of the year?
What special friendships were made this year?
Which children lost teeth, and how many?
Who grew in physical stature, and how much did they grow?
Who learned to read this year?
What diet and physical exercise regimen did I maintain to honor “my temple”?
What books did I read? Did we read as a family? Did my children read?
What Scriptures did my family memorize?
What loved ones died this year?
What were the great personal/ministry/national tragedies and losses of the year?
What were the great personal/ministry/national blessings of the year?
What were my most significant failures/sins for the year 2007?
What unresolved conflicts/issues am I bringing into 2008?
What significant spiritual and practical victories did I experience?
In what tangible ways did I communicate gratitude to those who have blessed me and invested in my life?
What are the top ten themes of 2007 for my family?~~~
What character Traits do you want to improve on?
What topics in Scripture do you want to research in 2008?
What memorization would you like to accomplish?
What educational advancement would you like to make?
What physical improvements (or routines) would you like to make?
What areas of service could you improve on?
What business/career improvement or changes would you like to make?
Are there any relationships that you need to work harder at? If so, how are you going to do that?