Scriptural Motivation for the Week
~ share a verse or brief passage with readers each Sunday
Our pastor has been preaching through the book of 1 John. The following is such a wonderful passage from 1 John 4:7-12:
“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.”
There are several things I put off doing for one reason or another. Each week I plan to accomplish 1-3 of these goals.
I changed the bedding in my guinea pig’s cage. It wasn’t bad (thank you, Care Fresh), but it was definitely time. Plus, I cleared off (more or less) the table in the front room. (I would call it the dining room, but we only dine there on holidays and when we have company.)
Personal Growth Goals
Listen to teaching or read something each week that will result in personal growth.
Because I started working in the church office this past week, I didn’t get around to this until Friday, but I did it. Hooray!
~ focus on one amazing thing that happened during the previous week
The pastors and music director … as well as some of my fellow congregants … made me most welcome in the church office. So nice!
Digging into God’s Word and spending time in prayer daily are at the top of my list.
I may have to get up a little earlier in the morning. If I leave this until after work, it’s far less likely to happen.
~ three devotionals per week for HopeStreamRadio
The plan is to be on track before bed tonight (February
~ one book review
per every other month for HSR
February … done!
~ Deb’s book proposal (to be completed by
mid the end of February at the latest)
I’m hoping to make serious headway this coming week.
~ posts for this blog and my website
If I could just set aside a few hours, I could get posts scheduled for a month or two. That would be good.
I was late posting to the InScribe pro blog but only by a day.
~ keep up with my current projects
I made some serious headway on Friday. I only did a little the rest of the week.
Skills Development Goals
~ listen to at least one COMPEL Training podcast each week
This week I listened to the interview with author Susan Meissner.
~ participate in the COMPEL FB group
(Check out the Friday Five posts on Mrs. Disciple’s blog.)
I look forward to receiving the next piece to critique. I also love connecting with these ladies. Too bad I can’t make it to the She Speaks conference this year and meet some of them in person. I had the privilege of guest posting on Catherine Gabrielsen’s blog this past week.
~ read from fiction and nonfiction books
Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
ROW80 Sponsor Goals
~ visit my ROW80 peeps once or twice per week
I plan to visit on Mondays and Thursdays, but some weeks I may not get around to visiting until Friday.
~ incorporate one new healthy habit per month
I’m eating better and still cleaning the church, but I really should add resistance training to my schedule three times per week.
Have you accomplished a sixth of your New Year’s goals? (We’re almost a sixth of the way through 2016.)