Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Diligence Update

Hello everyone! Here with an update on my word for 2013 and how things are going with my 3 goals and diligence.
1. Bible reading. Heres the one I got for Christmas and really like! NIV and The Message Side-by-Side Bible, Large Print: Two Bible Versions Together for Study and Comparison I'm still following my You Version reading plan. I don't read every day bu if I do miss a day I make sure to catch up the next day. So far up to chapter 36 of Genesis and 10 of Psalms.
I'm really enjoying reading through Genesis! I have read the stories before but haven't read them all in order like this before from creation to now Jacob and soon getting into the story of Joseph.
I do need to continue to be diligent with reading and making sure that I do it daily so that's my plan for this next month for this goal.
2. My home. I found a great book called
31 Days to Clean - Having a Martha House the Mary Way. This book has a short reading for each day followed by a "Mary Challenge" which makes you think about things like your reasons for wanting an orderly home, your priorities in daily life and what your family would like you to continue or do differently. Following that there is a get up and go do it "Martha" challenge. I've cleaned out my fridge, scrubbed the cabinets and organized them etc.

My goal for the coming month is to continue my way through this book! I haven't been very diligent about doing it every day but am working my way slowly through it. I would like to have itfinished by this time next month. After that it's working on keeping order in my home.

3. Our Home school: We got back to it last week and have finished week 19 of our school year which i posted about a few days ago! I'm glad to be back to school and enjoying the routine with my children.

As for planning for next year, after much thought and stressing over  math program for next year I finally figured out what I was going to do. I think God really came in here and made me realize that I've loved all of My Father's World's recommendations so far and that I should trust those recommendations. So, next year is figured out and now it's just waiting for the money to purchase K and 4th grade!

There's a little of my month. How's your one word goig? Head over Only a Breath and share your update!


  1. Amazing how focusing on being diligent or intentional makes such a difference. I have seen the same things in my life when I get intentional.

    1. Thanks for your response! It's amazing how God opens your eyes and heart to things when we decide to be more diligent with different areas of our lives.


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