I'm almost half way through Jon Acuff's #SeptemberJanuary goal challenge. Pretty simple idea. Pick a goal, work on it every day for the month of September. Think New Year's Resolution smashed together with the momentum of back to school and a little social media accountability. My three goals are;
1. Work on Quirky Faith
2. Connect with my kids in a meaningful way
3. Do something for my own health and soul care.
I was on track on all three up until yesterday. I did sneak in a tiny five minute Quirky Faith blog post which I totally counted as a win.
My family? Not so much. We had a busy day and most of my interaction with my kids was hustling them from one thing to the next, getting after them about various unfinished chores and refereeing bickering. There were loud sighs and tears.
Me? Not so much. I didn't really eat lunch. Didn't do my Bible time, didn't pause to look at anything beautiful. Woke up with a fresh batch of acne. What in the world? They lied when they said skin problems were a teenager only thing.
SO guess what? Today is a new day and I'm moving on. Jon Acuff says that perfect doesn't happen and goals get met when you start again the day after you didn't keep your record.
Yesterday we did have all kinds of dreaming happen on some upcoming projects, we did start a new class with friends for the teens at our church. Life Skills. Not Lice Skills. Although dealing with Lice could certainly be a topic in this hands on practical crazy class. We believe faith is best worked out in our daily life. We believe God cares about how we handle our health, our friendships, the stewardship of our belongings. And we believe people don't know these things innately.
Yesterday I also talked with a dear friend who is in pain. And the pain is partly my fault. I hate that. Change is hard. I'm working on being willing to love and remain and hear hard things. It's okay. Life isn't perfect. Not all the boxes get checked. We let each other down. But we get to try again.
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23
I love Jesus. I think my two daughters can change the world. I think you can too.
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