NOVEMBER RECAP :
- Use Gratitude Journal everyday.
It’s Thanksgiving!!!!!!!!!! I want to make it a point to daily write out things that I am grateful for.
- No Coffee Shop
When re-evaluating my budget last month I noticed I spend way too much on coffee shop coffee . So this month… no $5 mochassippis :)
Lead Wholehearted Ladies Study
In our facebook group, we started going through the Wholeheartedly Devotional for the 2nd time. It is always so cool to get to interact with you girls and see your hearts and where you are coming from! Love having these regular chats with you girls.
- Christmas Planning & Shopping (after thanksgiving)
Christmas one of my favorite times of year and I hate when I look back and see that it flew by, without as much intentionality and focus as I’d like. So I would love to plan out my shopping early (I usually do it the few days before Christmas!) and plan activities and rest that I know will point my heart in the direction of celebrating the birth of our Savior.
Our church is participating in Operation Christmas Child and I grabbed a few so Josh and I could fill them up and send them off. I actually just saw this video and now I am getting even more pumped to fill those babies up!
- X-tend Barre
Groupon had a major deal for a month at our local x-tend barre studio, so I jumped on it! Excited to start soon!
I have been putting off writing the new devotionals. I have been reading and researching, but I am nervous to start. I don’t feel adequate to do it, but I know that the Lord is just asking me to do it… do my part, be obedient, and He will fill in all my gaps! So this month I make time for writing :)
DECEMBER GOALS :
- Read Advent Devotional
Going through an advent devotional is a great way to focus daily on the meaning of Christmas and keep our hearts
on Jesus. Thanks to Katie Hilbert for recommending “Waiting Here for You” by Louie Giglio. I love it so far!
- Finish Christmas Shopping by Dec 13th
I know this may not seem early to most people, but for me it is! Lol. I have been known to do some shopping on Christmas Eve. I’d really like to plan gift giving well and not be stressed about it so I can enjoy the season.
- Work through Powersheets
If you would like to be intentional with the new year, I cannot recommend Lara Casey’s Powersheets enough! This is my 3rd set and I honestly cannot tell you the difference it has made in helping me to accomplish things and dream big. I am so looking forward to going through the sheets this month and letting God speak to me as far as what He’d like for me to do with 2016.
- Sit in the Quiet
I love the Christmas season. I absolutely love it. And my favorite years have been the ones where I soaked in everything and really cut out a lot of the hustle and bustle and just spent the evenings sitting at home alone or with loved ones, watching cheesy Christmas movies, and with only the Christmas lights on. Choosing to rest and be quiet in December rather than rushing out to the stores for shopping or running around crazy to make it to holiday parties, has done my heart a world of good and prepared me for the upcoming year.
I am keeping this month pretty light and hope to soak in every bit of the Christmas season and prepare for all the big things the Lord will use me for in the new year!