Happy Friday!! I'm testing out a new idea. I'm thinking of streaming video chats once a week and want to get a feel for how it looks on the blog.
Take a look at the first video and let me know what you think.
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One of the most beneficial times of my day is the time I spend journaling through the Bible.
I have never spent time journaling through the Bible and not walked away changed in some way for the better.
As part of my weekly goals, I've committed to journaling through the Bible five days a week. Last week I only completed three days, but this week I am making some changes which I'll share with you next week, that will help me complete my five days.
Just so you understand what I mean by journaling though the Bible, I've put together this guide and video. … [Continue reading...]
Last Monday I shared my weekly goals and now I need to look back and see what I've accomplished and where I need to improve.
Last week I committed to journaling I Peter 1-5, but honestly on made it through to chapter 3. I actually finished chapter 4 today and will finish chapter 5 tonight.
I think journaling 5 books of the Bible per week is doable, but I have to be more disciplined with managing my online time in the evening. It's my biggest distraction.
This week I'm going to journal I John 1-5. I didn't finish all five chapters last week and started to choose a book with only three chapters, but I really want to devote myself to this Bible journaling time five nights a week. Every night that I've done it, I've been blessed to just hear from God through His word and I need that.
Character: Last week I was focusing on grace and after studying I Peter, I realize I am a grace giver. I don't harbor ill will toward people who have hurt me, but I do make a … [Continue reading...]
One of my goals for this week is to begin meal planning consistently again. I slacked off big time because planning three different types of meals was becoming annoying. But what happens on some days, is chow time rolls around and all of us are looking crazy because nothing is planned.
I'll be the first to say, it's hard agreeing on what to eat when everyone is hungry. The kids want pizza, Germaine wants anything with meat and I want a salad. Not planning just doesn't work out.
I love the sense of order that comes with meal planning, but as a family, we need to figure out how to meet everyones dietary wants and needs.
That's what I'm going to be working to do this month. The only way we're going to fix the issue is by working on it and to date, I've just been ignoring it.
The very first thing I'm going to do starting this week is begin writing a full menu plan. … [Continue reading...]
I was going to write this morning about how I'd accomplished some my weekly goals, but then I read a comment left on my blog yesterday.
It was written by a mom who was really beating herself up about not being able to control her anger when correcting her children. I've been where she is and because this isn't the first time I've gotten an email along these lines I want to share my story and provide a little bit of insight and hope about what comes after the guilt trip. … [Continue reading...]