Thursday, January 14, 2016



It's not what you think.  :)

Time to share goal number 6!

Quick review of goals 1-5:
1. Reading my Bible every day
2. Putting family first
3. Getting financially fit
4. Getting healthy
5. Pursue what sets my soul on fire.

6. Inspire others.

I really enjoy being able to lead and mentor others.  

I don't think I'm great at it.

I think sometimes I get into this mindset that people don't really need to hear my thoughts about life and then insecurity creeps in.

Lately though, every devotion I've read, every "motivational quote" that has popped up on my newsfeed, and random conversations with friends have all reinforced the truth that satan is the author of lies. 

He will put insecure thoughts and self-doubt into our minds and we will start to feed off of these lies and lose whatever confidence we have in Jesus Christ.

That's why in 2016, I'm going to focus more on mentoring others and not letting those lies about my self-worth creep into my thoughts.


In 2016, I will work to inspire others.  

To mentor new wives, new moms, new teachers, and new Christians.
To minister to the women in our church.
To share my life experiences with others who might benefit from my own mistakes and successes.
To share 

I'm hoping to do this in a few different ways.

1. Start a new book in our Sunday school class.

We started this last week.  I can't wait to see what God does through "The Five Love Languages" by Gary Chapman at Adrian Christian Church.

I have been teaching Sunday school for several years, off an on.  We did a great study on "The Circle Maker" last fall, but the class kind of fizzled because of sick kids and busy schedules.

Not this time.

2. Plan a Women's Retreat

I've said it for the last several years (at least five). 

"We need to have a women's retreat at the church." 

It shouldn't be too long, shouldn't be too short.  It should be on a day when a lot of people can make it.  It should be fun, yet meaningful...relaxing, yet challenging.

This is the year.

A spring women's retreat at ACC is in the works and WE ARE DOING IT THIS YEAR, darn it.

3. Blog

I want to keep challenging myself to write.  I love to write and I feel like as I write, I am putting down onto paper the words written on my heart.

I love to share with others and I love to have a record of what God is doing in me.

So I made a schedule to help me blog at least three times a week.

This is only number two this week, so I'd better get with it...

What are your relational goals for 2016?  How are you challenging yourself to build others up?

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