We become like those we spend time around. I spend time around Misty’s blog. You can check her out here along with her own Autumn goals. So after reading her goals, I decided I would try to make my own. I wanted to make my own, but also make a list that works for me and where I am in my life. After all, that is what it is about. Finding goals that work for us… Now, I had this amazingly large list of books that I wanted to read over Summer. I didn’t get to a whole lot of them. I wanted to share that, today, as well as just share what I hope to accomplish during the season of Autumn.
1. Join a woman’s Bible study. I signed up for it, book has been ordered, and all I have to do is stay committed and show up. A great opportunity to engage in the Word with fellow women of God!
2. Reach out in my community. Offer to pray for others, dig into the Word faithfully with my community. Not only in church, but in my neighborhood where I live.
3. Minister to my family in my home. I can do this, by staying caught up on housework (as able), continuing to have what I like to call ‘family dinner’- nothing fancy, just food and devotion time with those I love.
4. Rest. I really need to work on getting more sleep. So, I want to work more on getting a better bedtime schedule. Of course lately, that means cutting down on caffeine. It is worth it all in the end.
5. Make sure to “charge up” each day. This should really be the #1 thing. I want to stay more faithful in my quiet time. It may mean my daily reading plan, a different study, or the women’s study, but it is important to be staying ‘charged up’ each day. A significant way this process happens is through writing during my quiet time (being in the Word and prayer). It charges me not only spiritually, but also emotionally. As someone with introverted tendencies, I need to remain consistent in blogging- this is my only place where I write out my thoughts. Important to be more about the things that help me to stay charged up!
6. Take better care of myself. This means, keeping with my food guidelines and working toward growing in how much exercise I can pursue. Just doing what is right for me. Honoring God in it all! <3
7. Book List:
Before I share what I hope to read this season, let’s share what I actually read this Summer (my Summer goals can be found here).
What I did read (at least part way or all the way through):
- “Martin Luther King, Jr: A Biography” by Roger Bruns
- “Balancing It All” By Candace Cameron Bure
- “Spoken For” by Robin Jones Gunn and Alyssa Joy Bethke
- “You’ll Get Through This” by Max Lucado
- “Introverts in the Church” by Adam S. McHugh
- “Quiet” by Susan Cain
These are just the ones from my Summer goals list. I don’t add in the books I read for reviewing. Though those books are often quite wonderful too! :)
This Autumn, I would like to continue working on my Autumn list of books, and finish those above that I didn’t get to finish all the way. In addition to those, I would like to include: “The Best Yes” by Lysa Terkeurst and “A Woman After God’s Own Heart” by Elizabeth George.
Anyone else have any Autumn goals? Keep an eye out, I do want to start back with my weekly goals. I think it would be very helpful, especially as I move toward a path of having motivation to create new habits.