New Year Schedule and Goal Setting

Once again, January is upon us.  I usually use this time to hit the books hard.  The wind is blowing and the temperature dropping - what a great time to stay indoors and make a huge dent in our book work.

Every state has different laws.  Here in Missouri, we are required to keep a log book and record plans.  So in January I get the book out and get caught up on the lesson plans and record keeping.

We also take time to discuss our goals for the year.

  1. What does God want to accomplish in us this year?
  2. What is God doing in our family?
  3. What is God's long term plans for our life?
  4. What educational goals need to be met legally and personally?
  5. Are we exercising?
  6. Are we doing our character training?
  7. How are our relationships within the home and outside the home?
  8. Are we reaching out to widows and orphans?
These are a few of the questions you can ask yourself and work through with your children as you teach them proper goal setting.

  • Be realistic in goals.
  • Set goals that can be met.
  • Do not be afraid to set hard goals.
  • Let there be rewards if that will help your children.
Now, take a look at your life.  Remember you?  You are the wife.  You are a mother.  You are a child of God.  What does God have for you this year?  What is His plan for you life?

For me, this is what I wrote:
  • Grow closer to God
  • Continue to teach my children about the Lord
  • Spend more time with my dear hubby
  • Lose 20 more pounds
  • Finish first year of bible college
  • Get business going
  • Be debt free
  • Buy a home base
Be flexible and enjoy your year.  Jesus came that we may have life and have it more abundantly.


By the way, if there are grammar and spelling errors - please forgive me.  My eyes keep shutting to go to sleep but I have pushed on and finished this post.  I better get to sleep, though.  So thanks for understanding about my errors in this post.....sleep here I come!


  1. Good to see you back on line. Sherri and I have the same goals...God first in the study and all the other learning will follow close behind.

    Joe and Sherri
    Home schooling Kris 5yrs old

    1. I agree. Every day I have to ask God what His goals are for our day. Bible, pray, devotions, character training, then chores. After that we hit the books. And during all of this we try to be like the good Samaritan and not ignore the needs of those around.


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