Monday, December 31, 2007

Setting Goals, Making Resolutions, Whatever you call it, this is for 2008!

This is the short version of the long draft I did last night. The long version will be on my journal, the one I handwrite and keep for myself. here's the bloggy version:

I. Spiritual
a. Read Bible at least 3 times a week. Use the guide in Wayne Cordeiro's journal.
b. Pray daily (the one that I set aside a time, not just praying while doing something else)
c. Watch Rob Bell's teaching on DVD one a week with hubby (this is also part of the marriage goal)
d. Read 2 new books on Spiritual Growth or Christian Walk. Right now the ones written by Elizabeth Elliot and Philip Yancy sounds good.

II. Physical
a. Use our treadmill at least 2 times a week for an hour each or 4 times a week for 30 minutes each.
b. Sit ups? - wish me luck!
c. Eat healthy - less sugar and starch, more protein, like Tofu, Meat and Nuts. Drink lots of water instead of soda. Snack less.

III. Family
a. Family Time one night a week. Play games, etc.
b. Nice dinner time together, with conversations and not rushing, and relatively healthy food. At least once a week.

IV. Marriage
a. Better Communication. I know this is so general. I'd have to narrow this down and have specific goals.
b. Watch Rob Bell's DVD once a week together.
c. Date Night? Wish us luck!

V. Parenting
a. Read "Everything Tweens" parenting book. Also the Parenting with Love and Logic.
b. Individual time with kids - I mean quality time at least once a week, even just a few minutes at bedtime.
c. Get kids in a routine.
d. Pray for and with kids.
e. Set specific goals for each kid.

VI. Personal Development.
I need to improve on:
a. Sending TY Notes
b. Procrastination - don't procrastinate - especially on mailing stuff.
c. Tardiness - I really need to overcome this. I don't want to abuse the goodness of my employer.
d. Organization -
e. Social Life and Recreation
f. Use of technology - learn and use them to my advantage.


Our Home Schooler and Jen said...

sounds good
praying for you and yours
happy 2008

Amy Fox said...

Great goals. :)
You said- Use the guide in Wayne Cordeiro's journal.

I love Wayne. Do you actually go to his church there in Hawaii? I listen to his podcast. He use to be a Pastor here in Eugene,Or right before he came to Hawaii.
Where can I find my own "Wayne journal?"

Happy New Year,

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a wonderful set of goals. I have called mine "Goals for 2008" over at my blog.

Happy New Year!

Liza on Maui said...

Amy, here's the link:

Just Me :) said...

Wonderful goals! :) I plan to post mine soon.

Have a great 2008!