February Preview

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.

In other news... this happened today!!!!  I was super pumped to pull into Kroger and see this today.

In other news… this happened today!!!!
I was super pumped to pull into Kroger and see this today.

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.

going to miss these neighbors when we move, but I am sure that God has ssome great ones in store for us at the Walsh House.

going to miss these neighbors when we move, but I am sure that God has some great ones in store for us at the Walsh House.

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.  

  1. Buy a House
  2. 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.  

and this happened last weekend while I was at a slumber party. it was like 5 inches of snow!  my favorite!

and this happened last weekend while I was at a slumber party. it was like 5 inches of snow! my favorite!

31 Day Prayer Challenge

One of the blogs that I have been following lately, the Wetherills Say I Do, launched a 31 day prayer challenge a week ago.  Our schedules are a little bumpy so goals like building a bedframe are hard to realize, but taking a few moments to pray together before bed – that is something we can realistically implement.

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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.

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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.

Or Tweet, Instagram, or Facebook about your own prayer challenge with#thirtyonedaysofprayer.

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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.