My Life, January

January has been a great time of getting refocused. I love the new year, setting goals and all that planning. This is the first year I think I have easily focused on the progress I have made rather than being discouraged by how far I have to go. My goals are much simpler than past years. I plan to keep growing. I have some good things in place, I am growing so I plan to just keep going.

Christian:
I am reading and rereading:

  • Keep Your Love On by Danny Silk
  • Jump Off the Hormone Swing by Linda Dillow
  • So Long Insecurity by Beth Moore
  • The Seven Desires of Every Heart by Mark and Debra Laaser
  • I am also doing the Supernatural Mothering Bible study by Ashley Brendle.

Wife:
I am blessed beyond words. We will have our 20th anniversary this summer. I am amazed. We are both committed to growing and serving one another and I must say it is wonderful. I am enjoying this season very much.

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A historic picture. Our family with Holocaust survivor Peter Loth.

Mom:
We had the honor of meeting Holocaust survivor Peter Loth. His joy was wonderful. His hope so contagious. His story more tragic than I ever could have imagined. His book, Peace by Piece, I have not read yet. I am not sure how I will handle the horror of what he lived through. I know it will wreck me, in a good way, but I am not ready quite yet. My Love is reading it right now so it’s easy to just wait for him to finish.

I am teaching a class I called Story Time at our co-op. I have been enjoying the little bit of creative outlet. I’ll be sharing some of the lessons with you like The Empty Pot, A Lesson in Patience.

I am finally stepping out into homeschooling the way I have always wanted to educate my children. I found Heart of Wisdom’s site again and have been doing some reading on Lifestyle of Learning and/or Delight Directed approach. I longed to do this, and tried, but haven’t – not the way I want to anyway. I am making moves in that direction and feeling so much more free.

Author:
I am pondering and listening for direction about writing and marketing this year. I will be blogging at least once a week. Once a month about Grace, sharing about Story Time, devotion ideas, and a random monthly post or two.

I have the opportunity to do a second edition of Christmas is About Jesus. I would be adding More Time with God discussion questions and activity ideas to each devotion. I gladly welcome any feedback about this idea.

How was January around your house?

Feedback is always welcome. Thank you for reading!