Break Out of Your Funk

Okay, so this Monday didn’t go according to plan. It was going to be perfect: you were going to spend time in prayer, finish up a project before the kids woke up, and eat a super healthy breakfast—but then you hit the snooze button, or your alarm didn’t go off, or your kid woke up three …

I Could Be In Church Right Now

I heard a man in Bible class lament that young people these days use any excuse to skip worship. He said, "Look at all these elderly people who are in constant pain and they make the effort to be here every time the doors open and these young folk stay home because they have a …

Don’t Make 100 Goals

If you’re familiar with my blog, you might remember the ten posts I made during the first ten days of the new year (2016), each containing a distinct area of life with ten goals, for a whopping total of 100 goals. I’ve gotten some mixed feedback on these posts and that’s okay. Some people found …

My 10×10 for 2016 (Pt. 10)

This is the final set of goals to kick off 2016 from me. I hope you've enjoyed the journey! I've enjoyed sharing it with you and all of your WONDERFUL feedback! Thank you to every one who has liked, commented, shared, and read. ❤ January 10: Personal 1. Develop morning routine This has been going …

My 10×10 for 2016 (Pt. 9)

January 9th: Recreation This is when things started to get difficult. There's so much overlap between all the sectors so far, when I got to recreation goals a lot of them had been written down else where. However, I'm quite happy with the list I ended up with: 1. Go on vacation in 2016 Our little …

My 10×10 for 2016 (Pt. 8)

January 8th: Marriage This one was a lot of fun. It's important to make goals for this and put them on our calendars because the busier we are the less quality time we spend together. 1. Schedule dates in advance If they aren't on the calendar, they don't happen. 2. Have more nerf battles We …

My 10×10 for 2016 (Pt 6.)

January 6th: Training Welcome back to my 10x10 for day 6! What in the world does "Training" mean? Well, when I started a health and fitness board on Pinterest a million years ago, I titled it "Training for Life" and ever since then when I make fitness goals I always label them as training. 1. …

My 10×10 for 2016 (Pt. 5)

January 5th: Giving Good morning (or whatever time you're reading this). Here's the 5th installment of my 10x10 for 2016. What's 10x10? It's the made-up name I'm using for 100 goals distributed across then major areas of my life. 1. Be better at socking away money to gift There are biblical examples of setting aside …

My 10×10 for 2016 (Pt. 2)

January 2nd: Family Family is so important to everyday life. I prioritized them second in my 10 days of 10 goals for 2016.  1. Prioritize playdates for Munchkin We plan to homeschool our kids and it's time that I start carving out bits of my (too) busy schedule for kid-related activities. Okay, that sounded really …

My 10×10 for 2016

"It must be borne in mind that the tragedy of life does not lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy of life lies in having no goals to reach." -Benjamin Mays 100 is such a great number. While I make new goals and evaluate old goals many times during the year, I was especially …