Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Five for February...

January's Simple Five:
1.  Organize our school room.  (almost done...)
2.  Finish A Chance to Die by Elisabeth Elliot
3.  Find and try 2 new, healthy recipes. 
     - Homemade Overnight Cinnamon Rolls (for our snow day)

     - Wholegrain Pumpkin Banana Nut Bread (w/o the nuts)

4.  Run up to 3 miles again.  (ok... it only happened once, but with the cold & rainy weather we've had, it wasn't as easy as I thought.)
5.  Devotions daily with my girls. (Nothing fancy.  Two to three days a week we'd review our Family Journal that follows what they are learning on Sundays.  The other days we'd either read through Chloe's devotional or You Can Change the World.

Obviously, my simple five were not completely accomplished. But I'm ok with that.  Instead, I want to strive for progress, not perfection.  More boxes were sorted through in the school room, another trash bag filled... I'm further along in my book, convicted and challenged.  Running is definitely a matter of progress, one step at a time.

Five for February:
1.  Finish organizing the school room and hang pictures.  No more clutter!
2.  Finish A Chance to Die by Elisabeth Elliot & read half of Cleaning House by Kay Wills Wyma (A Mom's 12-month experiment to rid her home of youth entitlement).
3.  Write 5 letters (real ones with stamps) to other women who may need encouragement.
4.  Take portraits of each of my girls (plus valentine pics).
5.  Focus on words of grace for my family.  


  1. Amy, I memorized Prov 15:1 a few years ago when I thought I needed it, now it's on an index card taped above my kitchen sink because I need to read it every. single. day. I'm very much a work in progress :)

    1. Thanks, Lindsey, for your encouragement! It's getting printed and placed beside my sink today as well. One of my daily struggles!!