When August days are hot an’ dry,
When burning copper is the sky,
I’d rather fish than feast or fly
In airy realms serene and high.
– Paul Laurence Dunbar
I’d rather be fishin’ or out in the garden! 🙂 What a month out here! We’ve picked at least 1,000 tomatoes and marveled at the monarchs we released this month. It was so fun to watch them transform from a caterpillar into what God created them to be. We spent a lot of afternoons at the pool, made pickles from our garden goodies, and took a trip to see my parents and brother in Florida—our first visit with them since the pandemic. It was extra special. I cried when I hugged my mom!
Here’s a quick look back at the month in goals:
July Monthly Goals:
— Help people to thrive! / Progress. I’m doing a team training on this in September as well.
— Recite my four (refreshed!) goals each day. / Yes, I faithfully did this up to our trip to Florida and it helped me make decisions in the direction of my goals. Sometimes we have really good meaningful goals and we simply forget them. Recitation and memorization help to move goals to action and reality!
— Pray / Yes, lots of prayer and fruit from those prayers. I am grateful for a God who hears, knows, and sees us.
July Weekly Goals:
— Read aloud to our kids at dinner / Yes! Having the book right there waiting made it easy.
— Read Psalms and Matthew at night / This has been my favorite thing. There were definitely nights I was tired and considered not doing it, but I pushed through and was SO grateful I did! The Word is alive and active. It refreshed my soul more than any sleep could.
— Weights – strength training 3x week / YESSS!!! I have finally found a groove here and I’m really excited about it. Nothing fancy here – some resistance bands attached to a door handle in my house.
July Daily Goals: I made progress on all of these and God made progress on humbling me :).
— Bible reading
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August Monthly Goals:
— Recite my refreshed goals each day. – Keeping this going! It has helped me take daily action and remember what’s important.
— Enjoy the garden and share our garden treasures with neighbors.
— Prepare for the new school year. We have some back-to-school shopping to do and lots to prep for Kindergarten. You might also love Emily’s post about Kindergarten prep.
— Complete homeschool planning for the fall using the Cultivated Homeschool Planner
August Weekly Goals:
— Have summer adventures – make the most of these weeks before school starts again!
— Read Psalms and Matthew at night – keeping this going
— Weights (strength training 3x week) – keeping this going, too
August Daily Goals:
— Bible reading
— Encourage others in their faith
— Pray – I have three family members I’m focusing prayer on this month to give them some extra love
Your turn! I’d love to hear your goals this month. Share in the comments below!