Friday, September 26, 2008

Fall Pursuits 2008

Another academic year has begun here in our little homeschool. My blog break was longer than intended, and my apologies for that! For my first post of the academic year, I am thinking it would be helpful to think about what my goals are for 2008-9. What am I shooting for this year above all else? I will keep returning to these goals to help me stay on track and evaluate what is most important in my day. Are the activities I am spending time on helping me meet my goals?

Here are my top goals and pursuits for 2008-9:

1) Pursue a loving relationship with God - "to have found God, and still to pursue Him is the soul's paradox of Love..." - AW Tozer

2) Pursue being a helper and mate to my husband - "My beloved is mine, and I am his" - Song of Songs 2:16

3) Pursue wisdom in my role as a Mom and home educator - "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord." Col. 3:16

4) Pursue good health and stewardship of the physical body as I plan meals and activities for my family - 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

5) Pursue and intentionally cultivate a gracious, serving heart - "Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear." Hebrews 12:28

Pages could be filled with more goals, as I have so many areas I need to work on! However, starting with 5 is do-able.

Hope your year is off to a good start and that you are reaching for the goals the Lord has laid on your heart! I have homeschool stuff and pictures to post, but I'll save that for later! Have you begun your year with the end in mind? What are the 5 things you will not fail to pursue this year?


Rhonda said...

No need to apologize, but I am glad you're posting again.

I like your goals. I need to think about this before formulating my own.


Rhonda said...

That is a wonderful list, Tami.
I definitely am working on some character building issues with my children this year and helping them to build their relationships.(in other words helping them get along better. :)) Also, I am reprioritizing some of my commitments. My duty is to God first, then my husband, then to my children. Sometimes those priorities get shuffled, then things in our lives don't go as well.
I am glad you are blogging again. I enjoy reading your posts.

Tina in WA said...

Wow, those goals definately gave me some food for thought. I don't have five goals that I can put into words(or should I say paper). I will have to think on that.


Stacy said...

Great post! Glad you're back!
Stacy :-)

Anonymous said...

Hey Tami,

Glad to see you back! I like your goals. Hope your week is going great!