Weekly Goals for Week of January 11, 2016

Last Week’s Goals

Bible Reading Lists:

List 1: Blog Bible Study—Read 1 Samuel Chapter 26 Three Times & Write Post

List 2: New Testament—Read Acts

List 3: Law—Numbers 7-13 I made it through chapter 12

List 4: History—1 Samuel 1-7 I read through chapter 4

List 5: Wisdom—Proverbs 2-8 I read through chapter 6

List 6: Prophecy—Jeremiah 8-14 I read through chapter 12

Last weekend I took all weekend to review my goals, and this week I decided that my goals should end on Friday and begin on Saturday to give myself the slack I need to edit this weekly post. Therefore, while I will complete these goals over the weekend, I am making the cut off early. Some of the books came closer to getting completed because Davy woke up in the middle of the night Thursday night from a bad dream and requested that I keep reading the Bible to him, so we read through extra chapters in Proverbs, Jeremiah, and Acts that night. What a blessing that little boy is!

Reading for Self & Marriage:

Book That Has a Fruit of the Spirit in the Title: Read First 50% When the Darkness Will Not Lift: Doing What We Can While We Wait for God—and Joy by John Piper I read 67% of this book this week. I am really glad that I picked two books for the week because it is giving me the opportunity to process the book some more while I read books about other things.

        Book By or About a Missionary: Read First 50% Serving as Senders Today: How to Care for Your Missionaries As They Prepare To Go, Are On The Field And Return Home by Neal Pirolo

I only read 4% of the Serving as Senders book. During the week a book I had preordered arrived on my Kindle because it was released this week. In the midst of struggling with culture shock and stress it was like a letter from home. So, I sat down and read 58% of that book instead. So, I did accomplish my goal of reading “an entire book” by adding my percentages: 67% + 4% + 58% = I read 1.29 books this week. And I am going to read more tonight of my cozy mystery, so I might move myself up another level on the reading challenge soon (not a goal, more of a joke).

Marriage:

        Play the Leonard Maltin Game together We also started playing a new game, which was super fun in addition to this. We are getting better at hanging out together at night.

        Set aside a day for picture taking for Louis It has been rainy and cold, so we didn’t actually get to do the full extent of Louis’ picture challenge, but we planned for him to go with another missionary in the next few weeks to take pictures for the both of us, and he also had a day where he snapped a few shots of us hanging out having family time.


Blogging:

Create a Year-Long Blog Plan for Lisses to Lebanon with Louis

Begin on Both Blogs: Mommy Book Blog and Lisses to Lebanon to Advertise our Upcoming Series on the Book Serving as Senders

    Write Blog Post about Educational Books in Review & Future
Mostly this post overwhelmed me, so even though I worked on it, I didn’t really get it to a point I had hoped.

Okay, so blogging just did not happen this week. I will have to use these same goals next week because this didn’t work out, but Louis and I did get a chance to discuss the value of both of us having the same goals and priorities in this area so that it does get done. Next week should be better.

Routines:

Create an Arabic Routine including:

        20-30 minutes each day for Davy

        20-30 minutes each day for Annie

        Clear, measurable goals.

This actually caused quite a bit of stress and disagreement this week, so be in prayer that our solutions come to fruition. In the end we finally took the time to sit down together and discuss why our plans keep falling apart. Hopefully the plan will start being implemented today.

Additionally, my morning routine did not work out very well this week because we didn’t have internet for my memory verses or workout some of the days, other days we woke up late, and overall it was a hard week. It is time for a FRESH START!

This Week’s Goals:

Bible Reading Lists:

List 1: New Testament—Romans & 1 Corinthians 1—12

List 2: Prophecy—Jeremiah 13—19

List 3: History—1 Samuel 5—11

List 4: Law—Numbers 13—19

List 5: Wisdom—Proverbs 7—13

Reading for Self & Marriage:

Read 1 ½ books

Read the rest of Copy Cap Murder by Jenn McKinlay (42% left)

Read the rest of When the Darkness Will Not Lift: Doing What We Can While We Wait for God—and Joy by John Piper (33% left)

Read to 79% of Serving as Senders Today: How to Care for Your Missionaries As They Prepare To Go, Are On The Field And Return Home by Neal Pirolo

Blogging:

Create a Year-Long Blog Plan for Lisses to Lebanon with Louis

Begin on Both Blogs: Mommy Book Blog and Lisses to Lebanon to Advertise our Upcoming Series on the Book Serving as Senders

Edit Blog Post about Educational Books in Review & Future

Routines:

Our new Arabic Routine has the potential to change our lives in positive ways.

Monday:

While Louis is at the center, the kids and I go grocery shopping which involves shopping in Arabic.

When Louis comes home he does Arabic practice with the family.

During my homeschool planning time in the evening I review the Arabic of the Week for Davy’s school time.

Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday:

During homeschool Davy and I do the Arabic planned

Followed by me using my Pimsleur Language Program on iTunes in the same room as Davy so he can hear that as well.

Thursday Louis will put together the “Arabic of the Week” chart for the following school week.

Wednesday:

Louis’ office day. While home Louis will do LAPs (Language Acquisition Projects) & Language Games with the family.

Saturday:

Louis will again be in charge of the Arabic with the family. Hopefully will be a day to go out as a family and do LAPs out and about.

Sunday:

Church in Arabic. Immersion for Davy in Sunday School.

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Author: Annie Liss

Currently a mother and a wife who loves reading. Formerly a middle school math teacher who kept too busy and stressed out to read. My husband and I are missionaries in Lebanon.

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