Monthly Goals: January

At the beginning of each month, I share my goals for the month ahead and track my progress on the previous month’s goals.

My goals for December were:

  1. Complete the Good Morning Girls Advent Bible study. — Done
  2. Keep up with my personal Bible study on the book of James. — Done
  3. Read through Galatians, Ephesians & Philippians. — Done
  4. Finish reading The Excellent Wife. — Done
  5. Read How to Strengthen your Child’s Faith at Christmas. — Done
  6. Teach the kids to memorize Psalm 121:7-8. — Done
  7. Read at least 12 books to the kids. — Done
  8. Use Truth in the Tinsel to have a daily devotion with the kids. — Done
  9. Get the house organized with the help of this series by Money Saving Mom. — Incomplete {I missed out a few days}
  10. Memorize Psalm 139:9-16. — In Progress {I’m making the effort to memorize, but I’m not able to recall all the verses}

My goals for January are:

  1. Begin new Bible studies with Good Morning Girls & Hello Mornings.
  2. Read through the books of Thessalonians & Timothy in the Bible.
  3. Read DesperateReach & The “Do What You Can” Plan.
  4. Revise Psalm 23, Psalm 121, John 3:16 & the Lord’s Prayer with the kids.
  5. Read at least 12 books to the kids.
  6. Memorize Psalm 139:17-24.
  7. Develop an action plan to persevere in prayer, fitness & home organization.

Are you in the habit of setting weekly/monthly goals? If you do, how did you do last month? If you don’t, how do you keep track of things you need to get done?

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Monthly Goals: December

At the beginning of each month, I share my goals for the month ahead and track my progress on the previous month’s goals.

My goals for November were:

  1. Complete the Good Morning Girls Colossians Bible Study and begin the Advent study. — Done
  2. Complete the Hello Mornings I Peter Bible Study. — Done
  3. Read through the book of II Corinthians. — Done
  4. Read 8 chapters of The Excellent Wife. — Done
  5. Finish reading Everything. — Done
  6. Teach the kids to memorize Psalm 121:5-6. — Done
  7. Read at least 12 books to the kids. — Done
  8. Run for 30 minutes, at least 5 times this month. — Incomplete {I ran only twice}
  9. Get the house organized with the help of this series by Money Saving Mom. — In Progress {I’m a few days behind}
  10. Memorize Psalm 139:1-8. — Done

My goals for December are:

  1. Complete the Good Morning Girls Advent Bible study.
  2. Keep up with my personal Bible study on the book of James.
  3. Read through Galatians, Ephesians & Philippians (I started 2012 with instructions and promises from Philippians; I thought it would be a good idea to end the year reading the same book.)
  4. Finish reading The Excellent Wife.
  5. Read How to Strengthen your Child’s Faith at Christmas.
  6. Teach the kids to memorize Psalm 121:7-8.
  7. Read at least 12 books to the kids.
  8. Use Truth in the Tinsel to have a daily devotion with the kids.
  9. Get the house organized with the help of this series by Money Saving Mom.
  10. Memorize Psalm 139:9-16.

“If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.

If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me
and the light become night around me,”
even the darkness will not be dark to you;
the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to you.

For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.

My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place.
When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,
your eyes saw my unformed body.

All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.”

Are you in the habit of setting weekly/monthly goals? If you do, how did you do last month? If you don’t, how do you keep track of things you need to get done?

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Monthly Goals: November

At the beginning of each month, I share my goals for the month ahead and track my progress on the previous month’s goals.

My goals for October were:

  1. Stay on track with the Good Morning Girls Colossians Bible Study. — Done
  2. Stay on track with the Hello Mornings I Peter Bible Study. — Done
  3. Finish reading Romans and read through the book of I Corinthians. — Done
  4. Read the first 10 chapters of The Excellent Wife. — Done
  5. Start reading Everything. — Done
  6. Read True Christian Motherhood. — Done
  7. Teach the kids to memorize Psalm 121:3-4. — Done
  8. Read at least 10 new Kindle books to the kids. — Incomplete {We read a few books, but I don’t think we read enough. I have to prioritize this goal and make it a habit this month.}
  9. Complete the Couch to 5K training plan. — Incomplete {Almost there, I just have to run 30 minutes once, to complete it.}
  10. Memorize I Corinthians 13. — Done

My goals for the month of November are:

  1. Complete the Good Morning Girls Colossians Bible Study and begin the Advent study.
  2. Complete the Hello Mornings I Peter Bible Study.
  3. Read through the book of II Corinthians.
  4. Read 8 chapters of The Excellent Wife.
  5. Finish reading Everything.
  6. Teach the kids to memorize Psalm 121:5-6.
  7. Read at least 12 books to the kids.
  8. Run for 30 minutes, at least 5 times this month.
  9. Get the house organized with the help of this series by Money Saving Mom.
  10. Memorize Psalm 139:1-8.

“O Lord, you have searched me and you know me.
You know when I sit and when I rise; 
you perceive my thoughts from afar.

You discern my going out and my lying down; 
you are familiar with all my ways.
Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O Lord.

You hem me in—behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.”

Are you in the habit of setting weekly/monthly goals? If you do, how did you do last month? If you don’t, how do you keep track of things you need to get done?

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Monthly Goals: October

Hello October! At the beginning of each month, I share my goals for the month ahead and track my progress on the previous month’s goals.

My goals for the month of September were:

  1. Start the Good Morning Girls Colossians Bible Study. — Done
  2. Read through the book of Romans in the Bible. — Incomplete {I’ve still got a few chapters left}
  3. Finish reading The Power of a Praying Wife. — Done
  4. Read The Sensational Scent of Prayer. — Done
  5. Read Smooth Easy Days. — Done
  6. Teach the kids to memorize Psalm 121:1-2. — Done
  7. Read at least 10 new Kindle books to the kids. — Done
  8. Simplify/downsize my wardrobe. — Done
  9. Complete the last 2 weeks of the Couch to 5K training plan. — Incomplete {I have 5 days of training left}
  10. Memorize Psalm 8. — Done

My goals for the month of October are:

  1. Stay on track with the Good Morning Girls Colossians Bible Study.
  2. Stay on track with the Hello Mornings I Peter Bible Study.
  3. Finish reading Romans and read through the book of I Corinthians.
  4. Read the first 10 chapters of The Excellent Wife.
  5. Start reading Everything.
  6. Read True Christian Motherhood.
  7. Teach the kids to memorize Psalm 121:3-4.
  8. Read at least 10 new Kindle books to the kids.
  9. Complete the Couch to 5K training plan.
  10. Memorize I Corinthians 13.

“If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”

Are you in the habit of setting weekly/monthly goals? If you do, how did you do last month? If you don’t, how do you keep track of things you need to get done?

Monthly Goals: September

Hello September! At the beginning of each month, I share my goals for the month ahead and track my progress on the previous month’s goals.

My goals for the month of August were:

  1. Finish the Good Morning Girls Proverbs 31 Bible Study. — Done
  2. Pray God’s Word over my sons using MOB Society’s prayer calendar. — Done
  3. Finish reading The Love & Respect Experience. — Done {Finally!}
  4. Read The Good Wife’s Guide again. — Done
  5. Read The Power of a Praying Wife. — In Progress {I have a few chapters left}
  6. Revise Psalm 23John 3:16 and the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13) with the kids. — Done
  7. Read at least 8 new Kindle books to the kids. — Done
  8. Finish Weeks 7 & 8 in the Couch to 5K training plan. — Done
  9. Read through the book of Acts in the Bible. — Done
  10. Memorize Psalm 127. — Done

My goals for the month of September are:

  1. Start the Good Morning Girls Colossians Bible Study.
  2. Read through the book of Romans in the Bible.
  3. Finish reading The Power of a Praying Wife.
  4. Read The Sensational Scent of Prayer.
  5. Read Smooth Easy Days (FREE Download).
  6. Teach the kids to memorize Psalm 121:1-2.
  7. Read at least 10 new Kindle books to the kids.
  8. Simplify/downsize my wardrobe.
  9. Complete the last 2 weeks of the Couch to 5K training plan.
  10. Memorize Psalm 8.

“O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise because of your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger.

When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him? You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor. 

You made him ruler over the works of your hands; you put everything under his feet: all flocks and herds, and the beasts of the field, the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas.

O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!”

Are you in the habit of setting weekly/monthly goals? If you do, how did you do last month? If you don’t, how do you keep track of things you need to get done?

Monthly Goals: August

Can you believe it’s August already?! At the beginning of each month, I share my goals for the month and share my progress on the previous month’s goals.

My goals for the month of July were:

  1. Stay up to date with the Good Morning Girls Proverbs 31 Bible Study. — Done
  2. Pray God’s Word over my sons everyday, using July’s prayer calendar provided by The MOB Society. — Done
  3. Finish reading A Confident Heart. — Done
  4. Finish reading The Love & Respect Experience. — In Progress {I’ve still got a long way to go}
  5. Teach the kids to recite Matthew 6:12-13 (Second half of the Lord’s prayer). — Done
  6. Teach the kids to write small letters (Letters ‘a’ and ‘b’). — Done
  7. Read at least 4 new Kindle books to the kids. — Done
  8. Finish Weeks 4-6 in the Couch to 5K training plan. — Done
  9. Read through the book of John in the Bible. — Done
  10. Memorize Hebrews 12:1-2 and Philippians 3:13-14. — Done

My goals for the month of August are:

  1. Finish the Good Morning Girls Proverbs 31 Bible Study.
  2. Pray God’s Word over my sons everyday, using August’s prayer calendar provided by The MOB Society.
  3. Finish reading The Love & Respect Experience.
  4. Read The Good Wife’s Guide again.
  5. Read The Power of a Praying Wife.
  6. Revise Psalm 23, John 3:16 and the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13) with the kids.
  7. Read at least 8 new Kindle books to the kids.
  8. Finish Weeks 7 & 8 in the Couch to 5K training plan.
  9. Read through the book of Acts in the Bible.
  10. Memorize Psalm 127.

“Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain.

In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat—for he grants sleep to those he loves.

Sons are a heritage from the Lord, children a reward from him.

Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one’s youth.

Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their enemies in the gate.”

Are you in the habit of setting weekly/monthly goals? If you do, how did you do last month? If you don’t, how do you keep track of things you need to get done?

Monthly Goals: July

Well… I’ve got to admit, I spent most of last month perfecting my morning routine, and I didn’t make much progress on my monthly goals. Here’s the rundown anyway!

My goals for the month of June were:

  1. Stay up to date with the Good Morning Girls Proverbs 31 Bible Study. — Done
  2. Pray God’s Word over my sons everyday, using June’s prayer calendar provided by The MOB Society— Done
  3. Finish reading 21 Days of Prayer for Sons. — Done
  4. Finish reading A Confident Heart. — Pending {I’ve got two chapters left}
  5. Read through The Love & Respect Experience with my husband. — No Progress
  6. Teach the kids to recite Matthew 6:9-11 (First half of the Lord’s prayer). — Done
  7. Teach the kids phonics (Letters U-Z). — Done
  8. Teach the kids cursive writing (Letter A). — No Progress {Planning to try again after a few months.
  9. Organize all the books on my Kindle for PC app. — Not Complete {I don’t think I’ll ever get my 1000+ books organized, so I’m going to make an effort to read more of them instead!}
  10. Memorize Proverbs 31:12Colossians 3:23Philippians 2:14Hebrews 10:35-36. — Done

My goals for the month of July are:

  1. Stay up to date with the Good Morning Girls Proverbs 31 Bible Study.
  2. Pray God’s Word over my sons everyday, using July’s prayer calendar provided by The MOB Society.
  3. Finish reading A Confident Heart.
  4. Finish reading The Love & Respect Experience.
  5. Teach the kids to recite Matthew 6:12-13 (Second half of the Lord’s prayer).
  6. Teach the kids to write small letters (Letters ‘a’ and ‘b’).
  7. Read at least 4 new Kindle books to the kids.
  8. Finish Weeks 4-6 in the Couch to 5K training plan.
  9. Read through the book of John in the Bible.
  10. Memorize the following scriptures.

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Hebrews 12:1-2)

“Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:13-14)

Do you have the habit of setting weekly/monthly goals? If you do, how did you do last month? If you don’t, how do you keep track of things you need to get done?

Monthly Goals: June

A new month and it’s time to set some new goals. But first an update on last month’s goals.

My goals for the month of May were:

  1. Start on the Good Morning Girls Proverbs 31 Bible Study. — Done
  2. Finish reading Pursuit of Proverbs 31— Done
  3. Participate in the 21 Days of Prayer for Sons at The MOB Society. — Pending {I started out with a bang, but it fizzled out when we were travelling}
  4. Read A Confident Heart and participate in the online study. — On Track
  5. Finish reading The 5 Love Languages of Children. — Done
  6. Read through The Love & Respect Experience with my husband. — In Progress
  7. Teach the kids to recite John 3:16. — Done
  8. Teach the kids phonics (Letters K-T). — Done
  9. Organize the rest of the e-books on our laptop. — Done
  10. Memorize Romans 12:10-13— Done

My goals for the month of June are:

  1. Stay up to date with the Good Morning Girls Proverbs 31 Bible Study.
  2. Pray God’s Word over my sons everyday, using June’s prayer calendar provided by The MOB Society.
  3. Finish reading 21 Days of Prayer for Sons.
  4. Finish reading A Confident Heart.
  5. Read through The Love & Respect Experience with my husband.
  6. Teach the kids to recite Matthew 6:9-11 (First half of the Lord’s prayer).
  7. Teach the kids phonics (Letters U-Z).
  8. Teach the kids cursive writing (Letter A).
  9. Organize all the books on my Kindle for PC app {I’ve got more than 1000 free books in there :)}
  10. Memorize scripture.

“She comforts, encourages, and does him only good as long as there is life within her.” (Proverbs 31:12)

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.” (Colossians 3:23)

“Do everything without complaining or arguing.” (Philippians 2:14)

“So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.” (Hebrews 10:35-36)

Do you have the habit of setting weekly/monthly goals? If you do, how did you do last month? If you don’t, how do you keep track of things you need to get done?

Monthly Goals: May

May has begun! How did you all do last month? Frankly, I didn’t get much done… But here’s a summary, anyway :D.

My goals for the month of April were:

  1. Complete the Good Morning Girls Ephesians Bible Study. — Done
  2. Stay up to date with the Pursuit of Proverbs 31 book study at Joyful Mothering. — On Track
  3. Complete Time-Warp Wife’s Bible Study on the book of Ruth. — Done
  4. Read The 5 Love Languages of Children. — In Progress
  5. Read through The Love & Respect Experience with my husband. — In Progress
  6. Teach the kids to recite Psalm 23:5. — Done {We did better than I expected and completed verse 6 as well! :)}
  7. Introduce the kids to cursive writing (Letters A-E). — Pending {Our attempt at cursive writing turned out to be frustrating for all of us. We’re putting this on hold until June}
  8. Introduce the kids to phonics (Letters A-E). — Done {We did better than expected; they’ve learnt the sounds for letters A-J}
  9. Organize all the e-books I’ve downloaded onto our laptop. — In Progress {It’s about 50% complete}

My goals for the month of May are:

  1. Start on the Good Morning Girls Proverbs 31 Bible Study.
  2. Finish reading Pursuit of Proverbs 31.
  3. Participate in the 21 Days of Prayer for Sons at The MOB Society.
  4. Read A Confident Heart and participate in the online study.
  5. Finish reading The 5 Love Languages of Children.
  6. Read through The Love & Respect Experience with my husband.
  7. Teach the kids to recite John 3:16.
  8. Teach the kids phonics (Letters K-T).
  9. Organize the rest of the e-books on our laptop.
  10. Memorize Romans 12:10-13.

“Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.”

Do you have the habit of setting weekly/monthly goals? If you do, how did you do last month? If you don’t, how do you keep track of things you need to get done?

Monthly Goals: April

New month… New goals… How did you all do last month? Were you able to get things done? I was happy to get so much done in March. Here’s the scoop.

My goals for the month of March were:

  1. Stay up to date with the Good Morning Girls Ephesians Bible Study. — On Track
  2. Finish reading A Reluctant Queen. — Done
  3. Join Time-Warp Wife in a Bible Study on the book of Esther. — Done
  4. Read Pursuit of Proverbs 31 and join the book study at Joyful Mothering. — On Track (We’re doing only only one chapter each week)
  5. Help the kids practice writing the alphabets (A-Z) and numbers (1-20). — Done
  6. Teach the kids to recite Psalm 23:4. — Done
  7. Organize all the videos on our laptop and take a DVD backup of the same. — Done

And my goals for the month of April are:

  1. Complete the Good Morning Girls Ephesians Bible Study.
  2. Stay up to date with the Pursuit of Proverbs 31 book study at Joyful Mothering.
  3. Complete Time-Warp Wife’s Bible Study on the book of Ruth. (It is available as a free download when you “Like” Time-Warp Wife on Facebook.)
  4. Read The 5 Love Languages of Children.
  5. Read through The Love & Respect Experience with my husband.
  6. Teach the kids to recite Psalm 23:5.
  7. Introduce the kids to cursive writing (Letters A-E).
  8. Introduce the kids to phonics (Letters A-E).
  9. Organize all the e-books I’ve downloaded onto our laptop.

With the kids on their summer vacation, I have to buckle up and get going, if I want to get all this done by the end of this month :).

Do you have the habit of setting weekly/monthly goals? If you do, how did you do last month? If you don’t, how do you keep track of things you need to get done?