Whoa, March happened in a hurry. At the beginning of the month, the calendar was empty but it filled up fast. I have a feeling April is going to be similar. Here is my (belated) recap for the third month of 2016:


Participate in the Read Scripture project Still behind on Bible reading schedule but I will make up for lost time … I get on reading binges where I read more than the daily assignment suggested.
Keep a prayer journal, such as this one
Write a few sentences every day in a journal (I already have one of these.)
Read the Bible … again (using this plan) A bit behind on this too but I’ll get back on track – I went on a Bible reading binge last weekend and read three books in the New Testament in one sitting.
Learn “Inductive Bible Study” and attend a PUP course
Create one Bible Journaling page a month January: no page; February: no page; March – no page
Finish Believe study
Forgive “S” because holding a grudge is weighing me down
Walk/Jog/Run in the Wicked Wine 5K with Mom-Tribe on March 26 FAIL – did not happen.
Get photos printed and display in our home
Utilize health coach and benefits (i.e. pedometer, reimbursements, etc.) Don’t remember speaking to the health coach this month. Sadly, I wouldn’t have anything positive to report.
Wear size 16 pants


Lead this Bible study
Start a small group
Host a meal with Mom-Tribe every month March 17 – Celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with a Toddler-Mommy party at our house. Stay tuned for a separate post with lots of details and fun pictures!
Continue writing for Sweet Jesus Ministries Things with SJM are going very well – I feel like I have found a niche for my passions: Bible study, women’s ministries, and blog writing.
Potty train Kamden We’re nowhere near being completely potty trained, but Kamden peed-peed in the potty several times each week. We’ll get there eventually, right?!?!
Move Kamden to a big bed Kamden now sleeps on a regular bed when we’re at Grammy and Pappy’s house so the transition should be simple at home – we’ll have to get his mattress soon because he’s quickly getting too big for his crib. The boy is tall, y’all!
Take Kamden on a train
Celebrate Husband’s 40th birthday
Donate unwanted books SUCCESS – got rid of four boxes full of books and magazines for a garage sale supporting the youth group at church. My bookshelves look amazing!


Find three hobbies: one to make money, one to stay in shape, and one to be creative
Host “Games with Friends” and play this, this, this, this and this!
Use Skype
Photo editing “workshop” with Becky
Sell the Camry
Save money earned from photography sessions to invest in new equipment
Publish a blog series
Go on a family vacation
Create my family tree with Ancestry dot com


Dates with Husband
January – Husband took the day off so we could go shoot while Kamden was at school. Unfortunately, it was too cold and windy to shoot at the outdoor range and the indoor facility was reserved for a private event. But we enjoyed lunch and being alone for couple of hours.
February – no date with Husband
March – went to the gun range and ate lunch at Schlotzsky’s for a turkey club

Housekeeping and organization
Rounds of golf
Snail mail
Reading I’m currently reading a great book on the apostle Paul.
Meal planning (helpful printable)


January – Log 1,000 minutes of exercise for the #SJM1000MinuteChallenge. FAILED. This is a big disappointment because I was the person responsible for coordinating the event with Sweet Jesus Ministries. I ended up with 865 minutes of exercise for the month of January, which is well below the goal I had for the month.

February – Embrace role as spiritual mentor. This is going well! Go to the gym three days a week or more. Semi-failure as I have been inconsistent some weeks. Coordinate small group with C8M. Fail. Start organizing “City on a Hill” event on behalf of the church. Semi-failure. I’ve only talked to a few people about volunteering.

March – I guess I didn’t set a monthly goal; whoops.

April – Obtain a sponsor for new volunteer t-shirts at church before April 15.