Monday, April 23, 2012

Weekly Goals 4/22 - 4/28/2012

Last week I posted a few of my weekly goals. I've crossed out and added to the goal list. Did you get your goals accomplished? Did you set new ones?

Goals for 4/15 - 4/21/2012

1. Clean patio
2. Clean out flower beds and mow yard
3. Weekly chores
4. Clean foyer - Don't judge me by my foyer : ) I'm going to have the boys help me on this once the red wasp nest is gone!

1. Work on memory verse
2. Field Trip to historical museum
3. Make Moose cookies
4. Plan fun family activity
1. Work JMG garden plot; and plant2. Help with the youth ministry at Church - We didn't make it to Wednesday night service this week.
3. Program and Fundraising committee meetings4. Make cupcakes for a friend's church fundraiser - I was so ready to do this, I scheduled it a week in advance...see the excerpt below!

1. Create a terra cotta cupcake stand for bridal shower
2. Create my next Pinterest Production
3. Search hi and low for Berenstain Bear fabric

4. Spend time with my husband
5. Begin reading

So, before I begin with this weeks goals, I wanted to share something with you a friend shared with me.

"Listen to me continually. Walk with me in holy trust, responding to my initiatives rather than trying to make things fit your plans. I died to set you free, and that includes freedom from compulsive planning. A mind preoccupied with planning pays homage to the idol of control. (Excerpt from Jesus Calling, April 22)"

I think it is very easy to get caught up in the planning and over-planning of life. We have many responsibilities in the home, outside the home, in our extended families, with our relationships with friends, and more. So, while I list out my weekly goals or plan out my month, I will keep the idea of not paying homage to the idol of control in my mind. I don't want every moment of my life planned out and I definitely like flying by the seat of my pants, but a small to-do list keeps me focused on the goals at hand. Here's to simplifying and following as the Lord leads.

Goals for 4/22 - 4/28/2012

1. Clean foyer
2. Laundry
3. Clean out Guinea Pig cage
4. Take stuff to Goodwill

1. Make music and occupational therapy schedule.
2. Clean and organize rooms, again.
3. Teach the boys about lunar moths and document live display.
4. Prep for sleepover b-day party and 4H district event

1. Make cupcakes for a friend's church fundraiser
2. Help with youth ministry at church; potluck
3. Bridal shower at church.
4. Create a gardening water schedule; prep for JMG class

1. Organize my digital pictures.
2. Write blog articles
3. Continue reading The Life Ready Woman
4. Treat myself to a haircut and facial.


  1. Michelle, you are such a joy! I'm so glad Pappa caused our paths to cross and our boys to enjoy one another! You encourage and inspire me with your forward thinking :) I find it challenging not only to let me pendalum not swing too far to the right....but then to not swing it too far to the left once I realize I'm too far to the right! LOL! If that made any sense! May we simply have a continual feast of God's presence through His Spirit as we walk this journey!

    And LOVE your addition of "again" at organizing the kid's rooms! Can SOOO identify!

  2. Stacy, I am blessed to have you as a friend! You add so much to my insight on so many levels : ) I consider you my mentor when it comes to a better walk with God - you're enthusiasm and love of Him radiates in all that you do! Thank you sweet friend for your constant encouragement.