2018 Goals

A new year. A time for new goals and a fresh vision. Sometimes I feel like it is hopeless to set new goals. I’m just going to fail. But the truth is, I only fail when I fail to try. Once again I will try. I must be diligent. I am planning to post a copy of my goals in the kitchen where I will be face with them every day.
“Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the the law, happy is he.” Proverbs 29:18

Word for the Year: Abide. I want to focus this year on abiding in Christ. Finding in Him my all in all. 

 “Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; nor more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it will be done unto you. Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.” John 15:4-8

Character Quality: Diligent ~ visualizing each task as a special assignment from the Lord and using all of my energies to accomplish it.

“Seest thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.” Proverbs 22:29

Spiritual Goals: Grow ever close to the Lord.

  • Bible Study – Finish studying and journaling through ESV Journaling Bible
  • Bible Reading – read Bible in 6 months with Jeremiah
  • Scripture Memorization – I want to memorize Scripture daily 
  • Scripture Meditation – Meditate on Scripture


Physical Goals:
Focus is on being healthy not specifically losing weight. Thought this is a desired bi-product. 

  • Get dressed M-F including makeup
  • T-Tapp – 14 day boot camp, 60 Day challenge, and T-Tapp consistently 3x a week, Total Workout
  • Body Brushing – 3x a week
  • Whole 30 for the month of January
  • Drink 1.5 gallons of water daily
  • Take vitamins daily 


Mental Goals:
Focus on challenging my mind and expanding my understanding of various subjects

  • Read 100 books (approximately 8 books a month)
  • Listen/watch 30 sermons
  • Listen to 1 Podcast each week
  • Journal about the happenings of each day 
  • Finish writing my book


Ministry Goals:
Look to bless others outside of my home.

  • Write 1 handwritten letter each week
  • Email/private message 1 person each week
  • Disciple one woman on a weekly basis
  • Create a daily planner


Blog Goals:
Use blogging as an outlet to express my ideas.

  • Begin blogging 1x a week but work up to 3x a week
  • Create a Podcast 1x a month
  • Vlog 3 – 5x


Hobbies:
Develope my God given talents and interests

  • Learn 5 Chopin Nocturns
  • Sightread through Trinity Hymnal
  • Complete 2 crocheting projects
  • Learn to embroider
  • Take a herbal class


Marriage Goals:
Develop a deeper relationship with Karl.

  • Pray together daily
  • Laugh with each other on a regular basis
  • Be intentional about date night at least 1x a month


Homemaking Goals:
Maintain a well ordered home. In obedience to God, honor my husband, bless my children and reach out to the world around me. 

  • Create and manage life out of my Proverbs 31 binder
  • Be faithful in meal planning and having delicious healthy meals
  • Maintain a well ordered home. This may not always be perfect but easily cleaned up
  • Completely organize and declutter the entire house
  • Keep Karl’s clothes clean, pressed and put away


Financial Goals
: Be a good steward of the resources God has given.

  • Do not exceed income each month
  • Keep track of expenses
  • Avoid extra purchases as much as possible


Family Goals:
Giving the children a vision for people outside of themselves.

  • Minister to someone/group of people each month
  • Have supper one night a month highlighting a different nationality
  • Minister at the nursing 4x
  • Make a video as a family


Children Goals:
Teach the children to be self disciplined a how to set goals and complain them

  • Grow in their walks with God
  • Continue to develop Godly character
  • More detailed goals in school binder


School Goals:
Give the children a love of learning.

  • Be faithful and consistent
  • Detailed school goals in school binder
Jul 29, 2016 - Uncategorized    No Comments

A Humble Apology

It has been a long time since I’ve written. Life is so busy. Yes, I could use that as an excuse and it would be true. But there is more. SO much more. 

With the arrival of baby #8 this past year I am so overwhelmed with gratefulness for this precious blessing, but I am overwhelmed. I have struggled sharing and tips or how-to’s as I myself do not feel like I have a clue what I am doing. Having this large crew has brought many challenges and lessons. Before I had #5 or #6 (somewhere in there) I reached a place of not being able to do to all. Yet as I read many blogs written by well intentioned women I sense a spirit of pride and arrogance expressing to their readers how they have figured it all out!

To my readers, I sincerely apologize if I have at any time come across as prideful and arrogant. I humbly ask for your forgiveness. I do not want you to ever think that I know it all as I myself am on this journey of motherhood with you! 

I pray that each one of you will find what God has intended for your family and obey His voice! 

Blessings on your weekend! 

~ Sarah

Taken by Surprise

I’ve been in baby/little kid mode for so long I was taken by surprise when my precious 9 year old asked me today, “Mom, how do I become a man?” WOW! Um. . . I am so grateful for the Word of God that I can cling to and find the help I need to guide this little young man as he grows up. “Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, according as His divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness. . . ” II Peter 2:2-3a. I am also grateful for a godly husband who can lead this little boy into manhood!

Peace! Be Still!

“On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” And leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. And other boats were with him. And a great windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking into the boat, so that the boat was already filling. But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion. And they woke him and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. He said to them, “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?” And they were filled with great fear and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?” Mark 4:35-41

Lord, would you today calm the storm in my life?

Hebrews 10:32-39

“But recall the former days when, after you were enlightened, you endured a hard struggle with sufferings, sometimes being publicly exposed to reproach and affliction, and sometimes being partners with those so treated. For you had compassion on those in prison, and you joyfully accepted the plundering of your property, since you knew that you yourselves had a better possession and an abiding one. Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised. For, ‘Yet a little while, and the coming one will come and will not delay; but my righteous one shall live by faith, and if he shrinks back, my soul has no pleasure in him.’ But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith ad preserve their souls.” Hebrews 10:32-39