So last month’s goals were doable for me. I’ve been trying to set goals that I can actually accomplish, things that take baby steps to get to and recover small victories. I guess that is the planner girl in me.
I looked back at last month’s goals and thought for sure I bombed because life just pushed those goals to the side. But these goals were ones I’ve already been trying to perfect.
Family Nights have turned into us watching a movie or just playing a game lately but I’m anxious to get back to themed nights now that summer is almost upon us. I think a picnic is brewing!!
Keeping my bible open on the counter has migrated to my coffee table because my kitchen counter often becomes the catch-all.
Using my crockpot twice a week has slowly turned into a small blessing, though I’d like to find more family friendly meals to dump in it. Planning my meals monthly and using what I have is getting easier, though I don’t always want to sit and think about it. Having options for what to cook when I am rushed or lax is great and takes less thinking.
I have to admit though I have been reading but I wasn’t very interested last month but I love to read soooo. 🙂
I actually did one more page for our family book and I plan my week on a white board that is on my refrigerator. It has everything from my cleaning schedule to appointment reminders for the day. I used to do my cleaning every Saturday but lately that has been stealing Saturday away from me, so now I clean one part of my house for 30 minutes every day and focus on my daily chores for that day too. This has been much easier and when I lapse on something it all comes crashing down so it’s better that I don’t.
Quiet time is making its appearance every now and again.
I chose this particular scripture because it convicted me in this area. I always try to be intentional in my thinking and what I am doing but somehow committing these last goals to the Lord were not in my budget. It’s not that I didn’t want to, I never thought about it until I came across this passage in my reading this week.
Commit your actions to the Lord and your plans will succeed. Proverbs 16:3
This passage implies that we must maintain a delicate balance of trusting God like everything depends on him but working like it depends on us. I love that!
Here’s what I read in my commentary that I love: There are different ways to fail to commit whatever we do to the Lord . Some of us commit our work superficially. Saying that the project is being done for the Lord, but in reality doing it for ourselves. Others give God temporary control of our interest, only to take control back the moment things stop going the way they expect. Still some of us commit a task fully to the Lord but put forth no effort ourselves, and then we wonder why we don’t succeed. Think of an effort that you are specifically involved in now. Have you committed it to the Lord?
I love when God’s word cuts deep and heals at the same time! So with my goals today I’d like to give them up fully not half-hearted but totally without my control.
So on to May’s goals. Yes she has her own but we’re trying to make some habits here so they are not all very new.
So my first goal is to practice last month’s goals. See I told you.
Work on end of the year crafts and treats for classmates and teacher.
Work on some themed Family ideas and our welcome summer shindig for the last day of school.
Spring cleaning- I’ve still got Easter stuff up because it’s one of my favorite times of the year. Sad to take my stuff down.
Finish our family book at last and start on this years.
Start on our summer bucket
End of the year Preschool and 1st grade picture
So that’s that! I soon would like to start on family goals together where we each take a turn to write something we’d like to to see, learn or get better at. I also don’t want to overload my plate so small steps!
Do you have any goals for this month?
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