Focused Action 2020

Friday, December 6, 2019

• What is the single biggest time-waster in your life, and what will you do about it this year?  
I made a decision to decrease mindless browsing this year and I made progress in that area. I got mad a lot in 2019. What I want to do is to deal with those unresolved issues. I'm sure you are wondering about what I got mad about. One issue was the role of women in church. Instead of being mad about what I see, I want to have the correct perspective as far as I'm concerned. Getting mad doesn't solve the issue for me. I need to take further steps towards inner peace. 

• For whose salvation will you pray most fervently this year? 
The same people from last year plus a few. I'm also going to be more bold about asking people if they want to get saved. 

• What one thing could you do to improve your prayer life this year?
Scheduling actual time to do it in my actual calendar. I pray often. I long for longer stretches of time. 

• What single thing that you plan to do this year will matter most in 10 years? In eternity? 
Spending intentional time with my husband and children. Time goes by so quickly once you have little ones. We want to be sure we build strong Christians who will transform the world for Christ. 

• What area of your life most needs simplifying, and what's one way you could simplify in that area?
Paper clutter. I've been making progress in this area but I want to find a system that will fix the problem for good.

• What habit would you most like to establish this year? 
Journaling. I don't write as often as I'd like. 

• Who do you most want to encourage this year? 
My immediate family.

 What's one new way you could be a blessing to your pastor (or to another who ministers to you) this year?
Zeke and I have had some growing conversations recently. I am going to take those into consideration when I act on being a blessing to him this upcoming year. I know that encouragement and prayer are always in order.

• What's one thing you could do this year to enrich the spiritual legacy you will leave to your children and grandchildren? 
I can teach the kids about the Bible and I can live in front of them as a Christian mother should.

• What book, in addition to the Bible, do you most want to read this year? 
I read quite a bit this year, I plan on keeping that trend going in 2020. I have a running list on my Hoopla app. 

• What one thing do you most regret about last year, and what will you do about it this year? 
I regret not embracing change quicker. 

• What's the most important trip you want to take this year? 
Brazil for sure. 

• What skill do you most want to learn or improve this year? 
I want to be a better communicator.

• What one biblical doctrine do you most want to understand better this year, and what will you do about it? 
I'm not so much interested in doctrine as I am interested in motivating people to read the Bible as a habit.

• If those who know you best gave you one piece of advice, what would they say? Would they be right? What will you do about it? 
I think they'd say to focus on God, family and health. Everything else will take care of itself. 

• What's the most important new item you want to buy this year? 
I can always use new pens.

• In what area of your life do you most need change, and what will you do about it this year?
This is the year to arrive at a normal BMI (and stay there).

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