2016 Resolutions Update // April

I have not watched a single minute of Star Wars, but may the fourth be with you! Here’s what I did (or didn’t do) in April:


Participate in the Read Scripture project Definitely behind but I will catch up … promise!
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) Still behind on this too.
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; April – 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.)
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.
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 It’s hit or miss (no pun intended) with Kamden’s potty trips but he did go number two while I was away at a church conference in Ohio. It’s the first milestone I think I’ve missed – but Daddy celebrated and cleaned up the mess!
Move Kamden to a big bed
Take Kamden on a train
Celebrate Husband’s 40th birthday
Donate unwanted books DONE!


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
April – no date

Housekeeping and organization
Rounds of golf Played in the Glen Lake Classic (benefitting Glen Lake Camp) on April 8; my team shot 7-under (64).
Snail mail
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. SUCCESS – I got three (3) sponsors for the t-shirts!
This wasn’t a published goal but definitely an answered prayer: I’ve been waiting forever it seems to catch my neighbor outside with her children. We’ve passed each other on the road for 9 years but never formally introduced ourselves. I saw her in the yard and stopped and introduced myself …. and invited her to church and women’s study this summer!

May – Drink 100 ounces of water every day. Prepare the Summer Studies Series (Bible Studies for adults) by May 20.

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  1. Anonymous May 6, 2016 at 12:23 am - Reply

    Nicole, you should be so very proud of each and every accomplishment you’ve listed here! They are certainly worthy of celebration. As far as the ones you’re deeming as failures, perhaps they can simply be renamed as “incomplete at this time.” You are an amazing, goal-oriented and spirt led young woman! You amaze and inspire all who know you. And that adorable son of yours is quite convinced that you did, in fact, hang the moon!

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