This is going to be a short post that will begin my weekly goal posts. I am going to post Mondays, and the goals will not include the weekends so that I have more slack to review my goals from the previous week. I just completed the course Make Over Your Mornings by Crystal Paine, one of my favorite bloggers. Much of the method to my goal setting comes from this course. I cannot place a measurement on Thriving, but by choosing the following measurable goals, I believe, day by day we will begin to thrive.
If you want to see my past posts on Goal Setting CLICK HERE.
My BIG GOALS for 2016
Self, Heart, & Soul:
Read the Entire Bible Through (New Testament 5 Times)
List 1: New Testament – 4 Chapters Every Night Before Bed
Once Complete Repeat all but Revelation
Old Testament Read 1 Chapter of Each List per Night
List 2: Prophets
List 3: History
List 4: Law
List 5: Poetry
My Goal is to Attempt Avid Reader this year, which is to read a book approximately every 2 weeks from the challenge list. This is audacious, but I think will help my soul and heart to attain the rhythm God and Louis are both impressing on my heart in this season of life.
After finding the reading challenge mentioned above, Louis and I both have set reading goals, which will come from that challenge instead of add to that list.
Louis: Read 6 Seminary Books
Finish Third Culture Kids
Finish Serving as Senders & Create our Blog Study for Partners in the States
Read 1 Book Together
Spend Intentional Time Together Just for Us 3x per Week.
Family (Mothering, Parenting) Goals:
Many of the goals for this year are not truly Big Goals for the year, but just building routines. At the end of the year I want to be able to look back and see several things accomplished however.
David Potty Trained
School Decision Made for Davy
Routines in Place:
Grocery Shopping without Louis
Teeth Brushing (Davy Learn and Do it Routinely)
Bath Time (Water Heater Routines and Bathing)
Pause for PRAISE here for our evening routine at bedtime working so well and continuing to include Bible Reading to the kids!
David getting dressed and undressed by himself
Arabic Study Plan: Study 1 hour per day. 20-30 min. per day for Davy.
Ministry & Discipleship Goals
The Arabic Study Plan of course is part of our ministry here, and once that plan is in place it will cover many of these categories.
Mommy Book Blog: Post Weekly Goals once a week for accountability and twice a month posts on books and parenting and life in Lebanon.
Lisses to Lebanon Blog: Post twice a month. Hopefully one from each of us each month about missionary life and ministry.
In the past I made many mini goals, but these BIG GOALS will be broken into bite size (weekly) pieces and posted each Monday in Weekly Goals. Feel free to post your own goals so we can all keep each other accountable.