Monday, July 12, 2010

One Step Closer to the Goal

{If you are stopping by for the Completeing Him Challenge, you will see that post below!}

Today marks one week.

A one week anniversary, of sorts.

A celebration.

What am I celebrating, you may ask?

Making it one whole week in my Bible In 90 Days challenge!

Some of you may think "So, what's the big deal?"

Well, for me, this is huge!

I honestly did not think I would be able to keep up.

I truly thought I would get behind in my first week and get discouraged and stressed and poentially give up and quit!

But I didn't!

I am doing this!

God is seeing me through!

And, boy, have I learned a lot!

God is faithful! God is powerful! God loves us!

A promise made is a promise kept...especially when that promise is coming from the Lord!

Thank you, Amy, at Mom's Toolbox for your encouragement and dedication to seeing us succeed in this journey!

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If you are stopping by from the Bible in 90 Days Challenge, I would love for you to leave me a comment letting me know you stopped by to say "hi"!

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The details of this weeks challenge, as well as all the challenges, can be found here: Women Living Well

Getting my priorities in line! Wow! Is this something that I struggle with, big time!

I always get frustrated when the day comes to an end and there are still a ton of things I have yet to get done, or want to do!

There are simply just not enough hours in the day!

I never truly thought about how my priorities, and my effectiveness at getting them done, were of any importance to my husband, but they are!

So, Courtney's Challenge for today is something that I needed to open my eyes to what my husband feels is important for me to achieve on a more regular basis!

He was shocked when I said, "Honey, in what order of importance would you put my priorities?"

He replied, "You really care what I think?" Talk about a shock.

I said, "Yes I care. This is our home and our life and I want it to run the way you would like."

Here is what he said:

*My Daily Devotional Time: This is something that is very important to the both of us and he works just as hard as I do to make sure that I get my time in the presence of my Heavenly Father on a daily basis!

* Intimacy: This is very imporant to him. He understands I have the house and the kids to take care of, but he wants me to make our time together higher up on my list of priorities!

* Diet/Exercise: I have to admit, I am not at all the type of person to love this idea and be willing to add it to "my list", but this is something that is very important, not only to my hubby, but to my health and lifestyle in general! My husband is really big into fitness and eating right. So, this should be, and will be, a more important priority. In fact, I have been jogging at least twice a week for the past 4 weeks! {yay me!}

* Housework: Making sure things are organized, cleaned, and smelling/looking good, on a regular basis. I don't do that bad in this area, but there are a few things I could do differently.

* Keeping a clean car: What?? He cares about my car? I have to admit, it is a mess. Between kids and dogs, my car is definately in some serious need of a little TLC!   I need to take more of an initiative to clean it out on a more regular basis.

I pray that I will be able to be more effective at achieving my hubby's top priorities. He is, after all, the head of my household. If things run smoothly for him, in return, they will run smoothly for me!
"But I want you to understand that Christ is the head of every man, and the man is the head of a woman, and God is the head of Christ. " 1 Cor 11:3


I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Philippians 4:13

10 comments:

  1. Isn't it amazing what our husbands say are their priorities? I can't wait to ask my husband tonight what his are for me! I guarantee intimacy will be at the top too ;o)

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  2. Yay on completing Week 1! Love your comment about promises. Genesis, and essentially the entire Bible, is all about God making and keeping His promise to us. What a faithful and loving God we serve!

    I haven't been following the Completing Him challenge thus far, but I read this week's challenge earlier today after seeing the link elsewhere. My first thought was ooh...I probably don't want to find out what my hubby's priorities are! But that showed me that I *ought* to find out because I know it's a weakness and it will honor him better.

    Can't wait to celebrate Week 2 with you next week! :)
    ~Stephanie

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  3. Hi Amy. Isn't it fun to hear what our husbands think? They are all so different. Great job with your jogging, keep it up!

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  4. Congratulations on working on two challenges at once, and keeping up with both of them, too!

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  5. How exciting to be doing the 90 day challenge! I'm going to look into that! I stumbled upon your blog & I'm so glad I did. I love how you are seeking to be a family that follows hard after God.
    Jessica

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  6. thanks for visiting me today Amy, it was nice to meet you, love your blog it is very uplifting & inspiring, I thought at first I was a week behind on the 90 day challenge but realize whew! I wasn't LOL
    Helen

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  7. Great post! Glad your doing well. What an encouragement! I am adding your blog buton to my blog : )

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  8. Congratulations on completing week #1! I didn't do so well, but I'm still reading as I can.

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  9. I am doing both these challenges too!
    Enjoyed reading your list.
    Have a great week

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  10. Hi Amy, I came by from the Homeschool Village this morning, I am doing the Bible in 90 days challenge as well! Keep up the good work. I loved your profile, I am a reader and a knitter as well. Nice to find you our here in the blogosphere.

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I love hearing from my readers! Thanks for stopping by and saying "Hi"!

Monday, July 12, 2010

One Step Closer to the Goal

{If you are stopping by for the Completeing Him Challenge, you will see that post below!}

Today marks one week.

A one week anniversary, of sorts.

A celebration.

What am I celebrating, you may ask?

Making it one whole week in my Bible In 90 Days challenge!

Some of you may think "So, what's the big deal?"

Well, for me, this is huge!

I honestly did not think I would be able to keep up.

I truly thought I would get behind in my first week and get discouraged and stressed and poentially give up and quit!

But I didn't!

I am doing this!

God is seeing me through!

And, boy, have I learned a lot!

God is faithful! God is powerful! God loves us!

A promise made is a promise kept...especially when that promise is coming from the Lord!

Thank you, Amy, at Mom's Toolbox for your encouragement and dedication to seeing us succeed in this journey!

Photobucket

If you are stopping by from the Bible in 90 Days Challenge, I would love for you to leave me a comment letting me know you stopped by to say "hi"!

Photobucket

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The details of this weeks challenge, as well as all the challenges, can be found here: Women Living Well

Getting my priorities in line! Wow! Is this something that I struggle with, big time!

I always get frustrated when the day comes to an end and there are still a ton of things I have yet to get done, or want to do!

There are simply just not enough hours in the day!

I never truly thought about how my priorities, and my effectiveness at getting them done, were of any importance to my husband, but they are!

So, Courtney's Challenge for today is something that I needed to open my eyes to what my husband feels is important for me to achieve on a more regular basis!

He was shocked when I said, "Honey, in what order of importance would you put my priorities?"

He replied, "You really care what I think?" Talk about a shock.

I said, "Yes I care. This is our home and our life and I want it to run the way you would like."

Here is what he said:

*My Daily Devotional Time: This is something that is very important to the both of us and he works just as hard as I do to make sure that I get my time in the presence of my Heavenly Father on a daily basis!

* Intimacy: This is very imporant to him. He understands I have the house and the kids to take care of, but he wants me to make our time together higher up on my list of priorities!

* Diet/Exercise: I have to admit, I am not at all the type of person to love this idea and be willing to add it to "my list", but this is something that is very important, not only to my hubby, but to my health and lifestyle in general! My husband is really big into fitness and eating right. So, this should be, and will be, a more important priority. In fact, I have been jogging at least twice a week for the past 4 weeks! {yay me!}

* Housework: Making sure things are organized, cleaned, and smelling/looking good, on a regular basis. I don't do that bad in this area, but there are a few things I could do differently.

* Keeping a clean car: What?? He cares about my car? I have to admit, it is a mess. Between kids and dogs, my car is definately in some serious need of a little TLC!   I need to take more of an initiative to clean it out on a more regular basis.

I pray that I will be able to be more effective at achieving my hubby's top priorities. He is, after all, the head of my household. If things run smoothly for him, in return, they will run smoothly for me!
"But I want you to understand that Christ is the head of every man, and the man is the head of a woman, and God is the head of Christ. " 1 Cor 11:3


I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Philippians 4:13

10 comments:

  1. Isn't it amazing what our husbands say are their priorities? I can't wait to ask my husband tonight what his are for me! I guarantee intimacy will be at the top too ;o)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Yay on completing Week 1! Love your comment about promises. Genesis, and essentially the entire Bible, is all about God making and keeping His promise to us. What a faithful and loving God we serve!

    I haven't been following the Completing Him challenge thus far, but I read this week's challenge earlier today after seeing the link elsewhere. My first thought was ooh...I probably don't want to find out what my hubby's priorities are! But that showed me that I *ought* to find out because I know it's a weakness and it will honor him better.

    Can't wait to celebrate Week 2 with you next week! :)
    ~Stephanie

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  3. Hi Amy. Isn't it fun to hear what our husbands think? They are all so different. Great job with your jogging, keep it up!

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  4. Congratulations on working on two challenges at once, and keeping up with both of them, too!

    ReplyDelete
  5. How exciting to be doing the 90 day challenge! I'm going to look into that! I stumbled upon your blog & I'm so glad I did. I love how you are seeking to be a family that follows hard after God.
    Jessica

    ReplyDelete
  6. thanks for visiting me today Amy, it was nice to meet you, love your blog it is very uplifting & inspiring, I thought at first I was a week behind on the 90 day challenge but realize whew! I wasn't LOL
    Helen

    ReplyDelete
  7. Great post! Glad your doing well. What an encouragement! I am adding your blog buton to my blog : )

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  8. Congratulations on completing week #1! I didn't do so well, but I'm still reading as I can.

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  9. I am doing both these challenges too!
    Enjoyed reading your list.
    Have a great week

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  10. Hi Amy, I came by from the Homeschool Village this morning, I am doing the Bible in 90 days challenge as well! Keep up the good work. I loved your profile, I am a reader and a knitter as well. Nice to find you our here in the blogosphere.

    ReplyDelete

I love hearing from my readers! Thanks for stopping by and saying "Hi"!

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