My Goals in 2013

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Making and sharing my goals last year has been very helpful and beneficial for me so I am doing it again this year. I didn't accomplished all things on my list but it helped me focus on my priorities.

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By the grace of God, I aim to accomplish these goals in 2013:
A. Personal:
"Cultivate inner beauty, the gentle, gracious kind that God delights in." 1 Peter 3:4
  1. Wake up earlier than the kids to spend time with God
  2. Memorize 1 bible verse per week
  3. Work out 2x a week or go out door whenever the weather permit
  4. Cook and eat more veggies, take vitamins, and drink water!
  5. Read 2 books each month
  6. Learn/ Try 12 new things
B. Marriage
"Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love." Ephesians 4:2
  1. Maintain close and loving relationship with Chris; be kind, respectful, supportive, appreciative, and affectionate. 
  2. Going out on monthly dates and wrote love letters
  3. Read 3 marriage books: Let.It.GoIntimate IssuesWild at Heart
C. Children/ Homeschooling
“She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.” Proverbs 31:26
  1. Read parenting books: Homeschooling with a Meek and Quiet SpiritThe Power of a Praying ParentWild Things: the art of nurturing boysThe 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families
  2. Be fully present, practice grace and gentleness with the kids and bconsistent in training and teaching my kids
  3. Maintain regular worship and Bible time with the kids.

D. Home and finance
"A wise woman builds her home but the foolish woman tears it down with her own hands." Proverbs 14:1
  1. Maintain fairly clean and organized home
  2. Wisely manage what God has entrusted: Tithe and Give as God prompt us;  Live frugally; Maintain 8 months emergency fund; Save 15% toward retirement; Fund the kids' educational fund; Update Quicken every month
  3. Making extra monthly payment to pay off our mortgage early

E. Ministry/Friendships/Extended Family:
  1. Pray and maintain regular communication with family & friends
  2. Teach Sunday School and have a loving relationship with the kids. My prayer is for them to fall in love with the Lord and His Words.
  3. Blog as way to pour my 'cup'
  4. Be sensitive and find ways to bless others through prayer, words of encouragement, hospitality, baking, sewing, watching kids, etc.
  5. Help my parents with their business

"You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in Heaven." Matthew 5:14-16