My 101 in 1001 list is made. Check it out on my side bar -->
But 101 is a rather large number. So to help me stay focused on the long term and to avoid getting lost in all the things I am setting out to do I am going to start posting monthly goals.
(better late than never right?)
Make my book list for 101 in 1001 (#6)
I am setting out to read 20 new books. What books have you read and loved? I am wanting to have a healthy mix of classics, fun/practical, and inspirational/encouraging books. Send suggestions my way!
Clean out my dresser and night table (#4)
Write 5 letters (#79)
Want some snail mail? Let me send you a little handwritten note of encouragement! Add your address to my online address book (totally private) Add Snail Mail Address!
Complete 10 squares of my crochet blanket (#23)
Start running again (#40)
Go on three date nights
We have a little jar of really cheap date ideas that we draw from every so often. Check out my list of date ideas here.
Finish A Praying Life by Paul Miller
Have a guest blogger (So excited about this coming next week) (#27)
Try one new recipe (#7)
Goal setting can be fun, and it can also be an idol. I am reminded as I make this list of these words,
"Teach us to number our days, that we may get a heart of wisdom." Psalm 90:12
"Come now, you who say, 'Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such town and spend a year there and trade and make profit'- yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life, for you are but a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. Instead you ought to say, 'If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that." James 4:13-15
So may I not hold tightly to this list, but remember it is the Lord who wills me to live and breathe...but as long as I am breathing, I will "work heartily as unto the Lord..." (Col. 3:23)...that I may bring honor and glory to his name through my diligence and hard work.
What goals are you hoping to accomplish this month?