The bad news is time flies. The good new is you’re the pilot! ~ Michael Althsuler
I am honestly not sure what happened to April and May. I blinked, B graduated, school ended, and I found myself at the end of the second week of June! Time to do some re-evaluation on the goals.
Round 2 started off with these two:
Mental: I will study a female historical figure and create a list of 10 qualities she has that I would like to develop further through future blog posts. I will complete the list by May 31, 2018. (Book: Joan of Arc; A Life Transfigured by Kathryn Harrison). Proverbs 18:22
Spiritual: By June 30, 2018, I will create a prayer and devotional schedule based on my reading to improve my relationship with God. (Book: Fervent by Priscilla Shirer). Matthew 6:6
As a reading teacher, I have to tell you that it seriously surprised me to find out my students thought you HAD to read every book you started, and if you didn’t finish it, you weren’t allowed to move on. I’m not joking at all. I had to sit down at the start of the school year and tell them, “You have my permission to put a book back if by chapter 2 you still aren’t interested. It’s ok! Make a note of what book and author you didn’t like in your notebook, and pick another one.” Audible sighs from the room. The reason I tell you this is because I had to abandon the May book. I struggled through the first three chapters, and finally realized that someone needed to give me permission to drop it and be done. It went back to the library, and I continued to work on March’s goal since I was behind.
I have read Fervent a few times, and have enjoyed every reading. I was excited to pull it back out, re-read it and my notes, then start on my goal. Small bump in the road: I am not able to locate it! I’m pretty sure I loaned it out in January, but I TOTALLY FORGOT to make a note of who I gave it too!
Are you panicking with me?
Never fear! The UPS guy was here!
And he had a small shipment of books! New books I had forgotten I asked for along with books I had ordered AND some bonus books I got because I’ve ordered so many books! Be still my heart!
New and Improved goal for June
Spiritual: By June 30, 2018, I will complete the curriculum for “When Compassion Meets Action” (by John Ortberg and Santiago Mellado that includes the DVD and Book of same title as well as the book All the Places To Go). I will reflect each week on my daily choices and willingness to live a more compassion focused life through five blog posts based on the curriculum journal. Revelation 3:8