July/ August Goals Update

I haven’t nailed all my goals the last two months, but better than having no goals at all! 

Mothering/ Marriage/ Homemaking:
Make a Proverbs list.  We’re working on this, a little slower than I thought though.

One handwritten note per month to someone in family (husband, child).  Done for July and August.

Two read-a-loud chapter books per month with older children.  We completed 5 in July and 3 in August, so we’re at 21 for the year.

Bible with children- Read at mealtimes, Continue to add new memory verses, Read Bible story book and role play.  We finished the book of John and are now reading through the book of 1 Corinthians at mealtimes.  We’re still adding new Bible verses weekly and working our way through our 101 Favorite Stories from the Bible book.  So we’re on track!

Do at least 25 Children’s Crafts/ Activities with my children.  My children really like doing crafts so I want to make sure I do this for them.  We did a whopping nine in July but only one in August, so we’re at 35 for the year.

Every Saturday, have a planning session for each day of next week.  Done.

Personal Growth:
Read 1/2 the Bible- Going to be able to finish the whole Bible this year! 

Read 24 books- For July I read three books, in August I finished two books.  So I’m at 42 books so far for 2014.  

Record 1,000 Gifts- things I’m thankful for.  I’ve recorded over 1,200 things I’m thankful for so far this year! 

Try to live more minimalist and keep clutter to a minimum by getting rid of 7 things per week.  There’s an ever-growing give-away pile in my garage, on track with this!

Ministry:
Pray genuinely for the needs of others at a set time each week (10 minutes, morning time).  I’ve got a prayer wall with lots of people’s names and needs from around the world up on the wall going up our stairs!  On track!  You are loved, friends and family!

Witnessing x12- Share the Gospel with at least 12 strangers in 2014.  I’m going to change this goal to passing out tracts at least twice per month.  Started this in June after realizing what a failure I’ve been for January thru May.  And I’m not doing much better.  =(   We passed out tracts once in August, none in July.  I always forget to take them into stores with me.  Got any ideas to help me remember better? 

Pray for the entire world using online calendarOn track with this!

Health:
Do 3 months no sugar.  I’m still allowed to have my natural sweeteners- honey, maple syrup, agave nectar, and coconut sugar.  I use no other sweeteners.  Done in Jan/ Feb/ March

Do a separate 3 months with only 1 sugar insult per week- Did this for April/ May/ June.

15 salads per month- I’m so glad I set this goal because if I do it each month,that will be 180 double-sized salads that I eat in 2014!  Wow!  I’ve met this goal every month this year so far!  This has probably been my most favorite goal of all!! 

Briskly walk on treadmill (or outside) at least 4 times each week for at least 49 weeks of the year, at least 30 minutes each session.  On track.  But I think I need to be walking 5-6 times per week, my body needs it.  But at least I’m hitting this minimal goal.  As well as rebounding some also.     

How are you doing on your 2014 goals?  Still kickin’ it?  It’s not too late!  There’s still 1/3 of the year left!  That could equate to 50 exercise sessions or more, 40 salads or more, a few books of the Bible or more.  You can do it!!

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