Monday, April 26, 2010

Friday, April 23, 2010

Brainstorm Journal and Prayer Journal

Ok - so I am combining two journals in one day. Just did not get around to the Brainstorm journal yesterday.

Brainstorm Journal:

My problem is Time. Being a new mom, learning to use my time wisely is a delicate thing. There are so many things that need to be done and so many things that I would like to do.

The first thing that I have to do is spend time with God every day. I won't know what I need to do or focus on that day without being in tune with the Lord. He tells me to come to Him to get rest. He tells me to come to Him for wisdom and He will give it. He is the One who created the day and He is the One who created me. So I need to come to Him for my day, my time, my purpose, my direction.

I need to cut some things out or widdle them down. I need to really evaluate what activities to do. Especially on the weekends because our family time is so precious. I need to widdle down my TV time. I love to watch TV and I get sucked in so easily. I need to purge some things to be more organized and not overwhelmed.

I need to prioritize what is most important to me. My relationship with the Lord, my marriage, Brayson, family, etc.

I need to set realistic goals. I need to figure out what realistic is for me now.

I need to spend time on Sunday night to write out what needs to be done and what I would like to do during the week. Then break it down in realistic bites for each day and see what can be put on the back burner for that week if I can't get to it.

Learn to let go when I need to let go.

Prayer Journal:

I have had quite a few friends have babies recently. One couple has had triplets. I have had two friends have babies this week. Now that I have had a child, I get more excited when babies are born. And can empathize with all the crazy emotions you have after you have your baby. Sometimes it can be so hard. So my friends have been on my heart and I have been praying for them a lot. They were the focus of my prayer journal today.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

My little Astro

Taken by my sister-in-law:

Action Journal

Well I did not want this entry to be a list of all of my to-do's and bore you half to death. So I thought I would put two action items that I could blog about in the future.

1. Finish reading "The Practice of the Presence of God" by Brother Lawrence and write a blog entry about some of my thoughts.

I am trying to learn to be more content at work right now. This book so far has been an encouragement to me.

2. Make a blog entry about Motherhood by Mother's Day.

This one is especially for my friend Rene. ;) But also for me because I need to get some of my thoughts out.

Tomorrow is Brainstorm Journal.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Dream Journal

One of my dreams is that my job would be to speak and teach the Word of God. My passion is for women to know the Word of God for themselves. I have been able to do this at different times in my life and I know it will come about again. It is a passion that God has put in my heart from the beginning.

This is one of my dreams - what is one of yours?

Tomorrow - Action Journal

Monday, April 19, 2010

Thankful Journal

So today is day 1 of the journal challenge. So here are a few things that I wrote in my journal this morning that I am thankful for:

  • I am thankful that God has changed my views on being a Mom.
  • I am thankful that I am happy that I am a Mom.
  • I am thankful that I love being Brayson's Mom.
  • I am thankful for Wendell's love and patience.
  • I am thankful for how hard he works to provide for our family.
  • I am thankful that God does not give up on me.

So what are you thankful for?

Tomorrow's entry - Dream Journal

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


I like to journal but I don't do it enough. Especially now that I have Brayson. Last week I received a little challenge from Becky Tirabassi who is a Christian author that I receive email newsletters from. She is the author of Change Your Life Daily and Let Prayer Change Your Life.

Well she sent out a little challenge for journaling and I meant to do it this week but yesterday got away from me. But here is the challenge:

DAY 1. Grateful/thankful Journal. On one page, list everything that comes to mind.
DAY 2. Dream Journal. What is a dream in your heart that won't go away?
DAY 3. Action Journal. What big or small "to-do's" come to mind. Make a list.
DAY 4. Brainstorm Journal about an unresolved problem. No idea is a bad idea. List every idea on one sheet.
DAY 5. Prayer Journal. Talk to God about someone who needs His help.

So I am going to start this next week on Monday. Do you want to join me?

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


So it has been a while since I have posted. I have many thoughts going through my head and I just can't seem to put them down. So here is a random sampling of my life right now:

  • Brayson is 6 months old now. He is my beautiful baby boy and he will be one before I know it. Will post a picture soon.

  • Wendell and I watched "Julie and Julia" this weekend. I really liked it and it has inspired me to buy Julia Child's cookbook "Mastering the Art of French Cooking". Now I am not sure when I would have time to make these wonderful meals, but we will see.

  • I want to start a study on the life of Joshua. Haven't started yet.

  • Resigned my position as Bible Study Coordinator at my church. I just feel I need to focus on being a wife and mom right now. Especially during Brayson's first year. I will only have this time once with him.

  • I am learning how to take little steps in the things I would like to do. Meaning, there are so many things I want to do but being a new mom, I only have little chunks of time here and there. I need to cut some things out so I can focus on what I want to do.

  • The Lord is teaching more and more that I need to wait for his timing.

So there are some of my random thoughts. More randomness later.