Goal Setting

4 New Year’s Goals for Kids

The new year is often a time for reflection and projection.  We take stock of how well we did life in the last 12 months.  We make a list of things we want to change or new things to try.  We are conditioned to do this through years of magazine articles, water-cooler talk, and first-of-the-year sermons. For kids, January 1 is just another day to be out of school.  It means talking their way [Read more...]

My Goals for 2015

It is always interesting to hear and see what other people are doing.  Facebook.  Twitter.  Pinterest.  HGTV.  The Duggars.  Blogging.  We love social media and reality t.v.; it provides a glimpse into others’ lives.  Reminder:  we see what people want us to see.  I have to remember that comparison kills contentment! All of this “reality” is not all bad.  We can learn [Read more...]

Help Setting Goals

Despite my degree in Occupational Therapy, I am in no way an expert on goal setting for life.  I have found some excellent resources to help me with my grand plan for 2015 and, of course, I want to share them with you.  Pick a few to read or review, print a few of the printables, and have a blessed 2015! Books to Read Say Goodbye to Survival Mode (Crystal Paine) is one of my top 2014 reads. It [Read more...]

Setting Goals for the New Year

As the red and green plastic boxes come back out of the basement to receive their precious cargo once again, I cannot help but look toward next week with anticipation.  I love new beginnings.  I look forward to January 1, the first of every month, Mondays, mornings–any chance to hit the reset button and look forward toward the possibilities.  I set goals at the beginning of every year.  [Read more...]

How to Study the Bible

How to Study the Bible is part of the Mrs. Disciple 101 series. My sweet little baby turned one last week.  Here he is…..   Isn’t he cute?  This first week of toddlerhood, he began to do some of the things I am routinely training him to do.  For example, I hoisted him up to the sink (no small job with this chunky monkey!) to wash hands.  He reached out for the soap for the [Read more...]

Books for Christmas, Middle School Parents, and Busy Mamas

I love to read.  It makes my list of things to do when I have down time.  It also makes my list of things to make time for.  Here are a few books I finished, started, or I am still reading this week. The Max Lucado Christmas Collection The Max Lucado Christmas Collection by Max Lucado (of course!) contains three Christmas stories to warm your heart in the rush of the Christmas season.  The [Read more...]

The Disciplines of a Disciple

I am a goal-oriented person.  I am a sucker for lists, check boxes, and sticker charts.  When my middle school Sunday school teacher created a point system for disciplines such as Bible reading and scripture memory, I was in.  SO in!  How could I lose?  I would make God happy and make my teacher proud.  Added bonus:  a little treasure box full of Jesus loot.  I fixed my sight on a little [Read more...]

Special Deal! Say Goodbye to Survival Mode

I wanted to sit and write this much earlier today, but I have been in survival mode.  Which only proves the point that this book is SO very needed in my life! I recently studied The Best Yes with some friends.  This blog is a result of following through with my Best Yes. However, the busy continues.  The Yes did not give me extra hours to learn how to blog and write; it just added more to my [Read more...]