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Weeks Three and Four (I can do that, right?)

These days have just been wild!  I’m not sure I’ll complete my #3in30 goals this month- I may just have to carry over into January. The upside: my mobile office is complete & my organizational post is ready to publish next month.   The downside: I have not even begun to type my homeschool scriptures.

This verse has been especially encouraging to me lately.  I hope it blesses you too.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Psalm 31:24

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Week Two – Status

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Am I the only one feeling like there are not enough hours in the day? By the way, I still dream about having a Rosie the Robot from the Jetsons.  Could it really be that hard? Really? (Yes, Honey Hubby Wonderful Man this is a hint…)

Oh yeah: progress. Maybe I should have made getting the Christmas presents made/purchased one of my goals.  I’ve not bought ONE bless-ed thing.  Nope- not one. I’m usually so on top of that. I have been busy, though.  We’ve been camping, decorating, playdates…and working on my #3in30 goals.  Here’s my status:

  1. Typed List of Homeschool Scriptures – not yet started
  2. Organizational Post – working on this one. I’ve compiled ideas of what to include, taken pictures, edited pictures, and have rough draft started
  3. Create Mobile Office – DONE! I’ll share more about it in the organizational post.  Wanna sneak peek? Here ya go:
Idea from http://abowlfulloflemons.blogspot.com/

I’m wishing y’all #3in30 blessings and holiday cheer from my cozy, comfy Big Chair in front of the fire (so better than the office I had wanted and stressed over, silly me).

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Week One – Roll Call

My goals this year have been to:

  1. Grow in my relationship with Christ
  2. Have fun with social media
  3. Continue to get organized.
In keeping with those overall goals, my December goals are to:
  • Type a list of homeschooling scriptures
  • Share some of my organization tips in a blog post (with photos)
  • Make a portable home office
I’ve gotten a bit of a head start with the mobile office.  I got the idea from A Bowl Full Of Lemons.  I’ve purchased the tote bag and folders.  Wish me luck!
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Week Four – Wrap Up

This is the short and sweet holiday version: I completed my goals! Yippie! Even though this month has flown by (and included both a surgery and a holiday) I consider it a huge success. I’m on top of my to-do list and have been very active in social media. I have had so much fun visiting my #3in30 friends. You are all so fun, encouraging, and just down right sweet!

I’m dashing off for another turkey & dressing sammich… catch ya’ later!

A Moment in Meditation

Love is patient and kind.

NLT 1 Cor 13:4

How do I really love those around me? In the hectic often frustrating details of everyday life it is easy to let things get the best of me. Do I respond to my family with the love of Christ- in patience and with kindness- or am I irritable and short with them? Lord, please help me to treat them as the treasures that they are and to better show Your patience and Your kindness to those around me. Amen

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Week Three – Encouragement

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Whoa Baby, the month is just flying by!  With Thanksgiving fast approaching there seems to be so much more to do.  I am pleased (ok, really impressed with myself) that I have completed another #3in30 goal.  Yep, check another item off my list! Here’s my progress so far:

Finished – typing the scriptures from the book on the favor of God (see that book here).
Finished- gathering all passwords into a secure iPad app.
In Progress/On Target- setting aside blogging time (see big comfy writing spot here)

I can think of no better way to encourage you today than to encourage you in the Lord.  I want to share my Favor Scriptures with you! I spend “Power Time” everyday confessing scriptures out loud.  It will really rev you up and get you going.  Confessing God’s Word is a powerful prayer tool and a super- charge for your faith. Try it… you’ll like it! 🙂

Favor Scriptures

Favor Scriptures

A Moment in Meditation

Christ Himself has made peace between [us] by making us all one people. He has broken down the wall of hostility that used to separate us. NLT Ephesians 2:14

Am I working toward peace or away from it? Do my words and my actions reflect my desire to love others? How do I react during conflict? Am I creating unity or separation? Lord, help me to live in peace by acting peaceably.

Messy Blessing

Sometimes, in the hectic day to day tasks, in between the repetitive screams of “Mamma mamma mamma” and the “Honey, where is my ___,” and the laundry, and the cooking, and the spilled juice I get caught up in the events of the day.  I forget the true purpose of each day.  I get frustrated. I get down. And then I remember…

My job is to equip my family for God’s service.  I get so wrapped up in the chores of care-taking that I lose sight of the blessing that it is to be the care taker of my family.  I have the awesome privilege of being wife and mother.  I am the help-meet.  I am the glue that keeps us together.  I am the woman behind the man.  I am the teacher, the guardian, the…well you get it.  I don’t just sweep the floors- I am the Keeper of Our Home.  I am responsible for these people.  How they face the world and what they do in it are a result of how well I care for them, nurture them, train them, and KEEP them.  They are not just workers, not just students- they are Kingdom servants with Kingdom assignments.  Our home is to be a place of warmth, hospitality, and Godly instruction.  My job is to tend it and these people to the glory of God.  What an honor! What a blessing! I am so grateful for this blessing, messy though it may be.

Do you ever get caught up in grind?  Do you get discouraged in the mundane tasks of the day?  How do you see yourself and your duties?  Do you ever feel un-important?  Encourage yourself in the Lord. Of all the people on Earth, He has assigned that family to YOU- because of your unique talents and abilities.  He created YOU just for them.

A Moment in Meditation

I’m so excited about starting a new series on scripture meditations. For each mini-post, I’ll highlight a Bible verse.  These are the verses that I contemplate throughout the day.  Scripture meditation is a powerful way to practically apply the Word to your daily life and super-charge your faith.  I’ll begin with a scripture that was stationed on my sidebar for awhile.  It makes me re-think my to-do list.
I glorified You on earth by completing down to the last detail what You assigned me to do. MSG John17:4

I am busy, but with what? My own agenda or with His? What’s on my to-do list?  Is it just busy work or is it really worthwhile? Lord, let me yield to Your will for me. Thank you for giving me the grace and strength to complete the plans and tasks that you have for me.

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Week Two- Progress

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I am really digging technology right now. Thanks to lovely gadgets,  I am writing my post from my big ole comfy chair. And it is big.  Big and comfy.  In front of the fire.  All nice and cozy.

Post-surgery bed rest has provided a kind of a mini- epiphany moment for me.  I’ve been stressing for-evhah about finding time to write.  I’ve had this idea of sitting at my desk, all alone, at an appointed time, with my research and notes all laid out before me.  I like things all straight, neat and nice like that.

Sunday by mrsmarybetht, on Pix-O-Sphere

All this time… and it’s been right here all along.  I don’t need a certain space or even quiet time.  It’s even better that I’m not alone.  Hubby and DS4 are happy watching a movie.  And I am happy with my notebook computer.  Perfect world.  They don’t feel neglected and I don’t feel like there’s not enough time for everything.  It’s working…for now.

I have already completed one of my goals.  I have finished gathering all passwords into a secure iPad app.  Loving the iPad, by the way.  It’s been wonderful entertainment while recuperating.  Not only is it entertaining, it’s a powerful organizing tool.  If I had acquired it earlier, I wouldn’t have troubled with my home management binder.

I’ll be setting aside time each night to type my new scripture confessions.  I’ll also set aside time on Saturdays to write.  I’m pleased so far.  And comfy.  Really comfy. I’m going to be surfing this weekend from my cozy spot- checking up on my #3in30 Gals.