Life is full. Full of to do’s. Full of love. Full of people. Full of moments. Full. Just plain full. Sometimes it can be hard to keep your head about you. Here’s the secret – keep your focus on things … Continue reading
I really hate being sick. I hate when my body pushes the pause button. And I really hate that I had to break down and go to the doctor. But on the bright side, my cough medicine doesn’t taste bad, AND it gives me the chance to post a blog.
February is going to be a very big month for the PomeroyLife. We are hot on the trail of some of the goals that we set out to accomplish this year. I am making strides (literally) in my marathon training. Will is up in the morning making me delicious eggs and reading through Mark along with our church.
We are also working on the “buy a house” goal! We didn’t think that we would be getting along so quickly on that goal, but God had other plans. I am so excited to announce that we are buying a house!!!! More on that to come later. For now we will focus on some minor goal setting for February.
Why goals? It sort of feels like they could spoil the moment. BUT I set them to make sure that I don’t miss the moment. February brings with it work, school, race training and fundraising, packing, moving, unpacking, friends, AND investing in each other and celebrating “our valentines day”.
To help me stay on track with my training I want to do 100 minutes of wall sits and 100 minutes of planks.
As for house buying a house, well we just have some
minor goals on that front this month.
- Buy a House
- Paint the House
To help balance everything going on I am going to attempt to finish all of my homework on the weekdays so that I can have the weekends to go for long runs, cook delicious food, and work on house projects.
February has a lot in store. Stay tuned and be a part of the adventures of February and our new home as they unfold.
We talked it over on the way to work this morning and decided that it was something we wanted to go for, a discipline that we want to and need to nurture in our lives. (We went in to work early this morning, so the fact that either of us remembers the conversation is impressive.) To help make it real, give it some accountability, we are putting it up on the blog.
Right now it’s like I have a coffee date with God penciled in every day. Some days I make it; some days I don’t. Most of the days when I do it’s like I sit there more concerned with my coffee than with God – no meaningful exchanges, nothing but small talk to make it not seem awkward.
The idea of this 31 day prayer challenge for Will and I is to have it mapped out, already know at least one thing to be praying for that day. That way we will be more likely to stick with it, and on days when our minds are blank or overwhelmed, the list will provide guidance for a deeper, more meaningful prayer time. It’s like brainstorming topics to talk about with someone before a first date.
Please, join in with your own prayer challenge! Our list is down below, and you can find the original inspiration in this post on the Wetherills Say I Do here. Some of the items on our list are ones she suggested in her post, others are specific to an event we have that day, or personal concerns/passions that we added to the list.
July 8th: Discipline for the next 31 days resulting in a deeper/more constant prayer life July 9th: Our Moms July 10th: Our Friends’ new Babies July 11th: Siblings July 12th: the Homeless in Lexington July 13th: Our Community of Friends July 14th: Will’s Thesis July 15th: Generosity July 16th: Random Reminders of God throughout the Day July 17th: Extended Family July 18th: Serve the City July 19th: A Random Person from Your Day July 20th: Courage/Desire to share the Gospel July 21st: Your President/Country's Leader July 22nd: China July 23rd: Work/Work Ethic July 24th: A lost friend (spiritually) July 25th: Grandparents July 26th: My Dad July 27th: Future Kiddos July 28th: Our Marriage July 29th: A Better View of People who Rub You the Wrong Way July 30th: Yourself presently July 31st: Your future self + family August 1st: Spouse August 2nd: Jared & Ruthann August 3rd: Neighbors August 4th: Courage to Take Risks August 5th: Co-worker (specific person) August 6th: Boss August 7th: School
We are joining in this challenge with Madison and her blog; would you join in with us? Near or far you are our friends, and we would love to have some extra accountability and encouragement in this effort.
Leave a comment down below on our blog and/or Madison’s blog.
Lastly, share any tips you have for developing a better prayer life. It’s definitely something that I need help with. The place I always have to start is with creating a time and space for it (generally the morning before Will’s up). For the next 31 days the time and place is with Will right before bed, so I have the starting block covered, but I would loves some tips and hints to help carry me through these 31 appointments.
*This was supposed to be posted 2 Fridays ago* This time last year, Will and I would have been swimming with sting rays in Grand Cayman! Now that was a super happy Friday! For Happy Hour we had DQ =) … Continue reading