Sunday, February 22, 2015

Monday, February 2, 2015

February 2015 Goals

February Goals!
  • Continue the 52 Weeks Challenge. It has been great so far! I'm excited to see each new week.
  • Car Month, and finish Office Month from last month!
  • Finish last month's book and read another. Don't know what yet. Probably something fiction. Any suggestions? I can't handle anything disturbing, even if it's a good book.
  • Contact one extended family member in a meaningful way.
  • My goal ALL year to speak positive things- to my spouse, to my kids, about myself, about my circumstances.
They say that most New Year's Resolutions are given up by Valentine's Day, so stick with it! 

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
    his mercies never come to an end;
23 they are new every morning;
    great is your faithfulness. Lam 3:22-23 


January Goals Review

January Goals Review

  • 52 week challenge- This month included devotions, daily routine, to do list, and memory keeping. I added Thru the Bible radio to me devotions each morning, as well as an app called "PrayerProLife" for prayer.  I am working on implementing my evening routine a little better. I have found that if I wait until 9:00 pm to do all those "before bed" things, it is too late! As a result, I have been in bed earlier and getting up earlier! I downloaded another app that is AMAZING called Home Routines. I have been looking for something like this for a long time. It is fully customizable with a regular to do list, as well as recurring lists for monthly, weekly, etc, or whatever you want! I highly recommend it. 
  • Office Month- I did basically nothing. :D But since Feb is Car Month & Super Dad got me a gift certificate for a car detail, I will just do it this month instead.
  • Read one book- I am ALMOST done with this book: After You Believe by N.T. Wright. I think it's excellent. It might not appeal to everyone, just because not everyone has the same questions I do, but it answered a lot for me. If I could sum Wright up, I'd say he expresses everything I've ever believed in a fresh and better to understand way. He makes a lot of connections for me I hadn't thought of before. If you've ever wondered things like, "Once I'm saved, what does morality matter?" or "Does grace really nullify all hard work in the Christian life toward sanctification?" then you will enjoy it!
  • Contact one family member. I wrote my grandmother a letter. :) 
  • My goal ALL year to speak positive things- to my spouse, to my kids, about myself, about my circumstances. Not so sure I did as well with this one. His mercies are new every morning! 

Monday, January 5, 2015

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

January 2015 Goals

Goals for January 2015

For a long time I didn't believe in New Year's Resolutions, and I still don't in the sense that I believe everyday is a new day! 

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3

But I just have too many things that I want to improve in my life. As I get older, I see more and more that I want to change. 

I saw this 52 week challenge that I want to do this year. I may not need to work on every topic she lists, but I will be posting my thoughts and improvements as I go (not each week! Hopefully, each month!)

I also have this list to work on during the weekends: January is Office Month!

My third goal is to read one book. I started doing a book a month 2 years ago and really benefited from it.

Fourth, I want to connect meaningfully with some extended family at least once a month. This is just an area I am lacking in, and I want to do better. I should be doing more probably, but baby steps are better than nothing! I'm not going to post whom beforehand but afterwards!

My goal ALL year to speak positive things- to my spouse, to my kids, about myself, about my circumstances. 

Death and life are in the power of the tongue Proverbs 18
A soft answer turns away wrath, Proverbs 15
Gracious words are like a honeycomb,
sweetness to the soul and health to the body. Proverbs 16 

Do you have any goals/resolutions?