|Nendrum Monastic Site|
I haven't always started my goal setting with God in mind, but this year, I have as an overarching goal, a desire to start inviting God into even the most mundane of decisions. I so often get overburdened and overscheduled because I do things to be nice, or even to be a good Christian, and then end up frustrated, discouraged and grumbling, nothing good or Christian about that.
If you are confused about how I came about the categories, here is a post by a friend that explains this whole system. I love the idea of setting goals in several areas instead of just globbing together a bunch of goals. However, if these categories don't work for your family, make your own.
|Ireland-beautiful and cold|
Do a monthly fast or cleanse
Memorize one verse each week
Make listening to God a priority
Teach chore consistency to children
Make math understandable
Special focus on relationship with middle children
Listen actively to children
Family Bible by 8:15
Spend 1-3pm on writing projects
Work towards simplified garden/possible downsize
Teach better home care habits to children
Finish memoir with Emelie
Go to a writers conference
Publish Playful Pioneers
You can read about past year's goal setting here. If you need resources for learning how to goal set, my course, Bountiful Homeschooling on a Budget, is full of ideas for creating a family vision and life plan.
|On Mt. Kilamanjaro|