Book - I read and enjoyed (still processing) Seven by Jen Hatmaker. I will be hopefully posting a review/blog about my journey through her book.
Health - I can't seem to get my mind to care. I want to be healthier (thinner/more in shape) but my motivation and drive are lacking. I ran races, and took 3rd in one of them. But as far as weightloss or fitting into a smaller size - that did NOT take place. Also ran my first 15k, it was fun - but the course map got messed up so I ended up making my own route. Get free admission to the race next year, so that's cool!
Scripture Memorization - I focused on Provers 1:7 (it's still written on our chalkboard in the dining room, looking at it now... a good daily reminder), John 8:32, 1 Peter 2: 1-3, Luke 10:42
Challenges - There is one main challenge I have been working on since February. For the past three months I have been doing something, something small, but significant. Stay tuned.
May is here!
It's a busy time of year for us. It's like a book coming to a close. You watch as the pages turn and know that there is SOOOOO much more to read. You skip words every now and then to see if that helps you get to the "good parts" - well May, the days will be a blur as baseball starts, Jeremiah graduates from college, I will be finishing up my 5th year of teaching, and we prepare for summer. April provided a good jump start on simplifying our lives (will talk more about that in the book review), and so hopefully May we can enjoy and create those habits to a more simplified life.
Book: Going to be reading Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis. Shocking fact - I have never read a book by C.S. Lewis. Never. Not even Chronicles of Narnia. I will hang my head and shame while putting my nose in this book (that I have heard several people recommend).
Health: Ketosis diet or life style change. I think it's one that I can focus on. I can eat B.A.C.O.N. for like every breakfast. Ketosis is essentially an incredibly low carb diet. We are talking like 30 or less grams of carbs a day. Because I like to be different though, as much as I am going to focus on "healthy fats" I am also going to give myself grace and allow fruits (so much sugar/carbs!). Jeremiah said he is going to do this as well, having his support always helps.
I am still running! But loosing joy. I have no one to run with and no longer have the drive to even compete with myself. I hope that changes. My sister and I, however, have attended a trampoline exercise class the past two weeks. NOT little individual trampolines, but like at a trampoline gym. It's legitimate.
Scripture Memorization: Found this site that has a verse from each book of the bible. Check it out. Need to write our monthly newsletter update. This month going to look at: 1 Corinthians 10:13, 1 Thessalonians 5:11, 1 Peter 4: 8-9, James 4:10, Micah 7:8. Do you have any tricks or methods that help you memorize scripture. Do you "reword" it to make it shorter and "in your own words"?
Challenges: I am going to, for the third or fourth time, attempt to do the challenge bellow. I am also going to continue for the forth month a special challenge that brings small pieces of joy to others. You will just have to wait and find out what I am talking about. I am going to have to process Jen Hatmaker's book, Seven, for there are some challenges in there that I think I'd enjoy attempting to help change my life. Maybe for June?? EWWWWW, a real challenge, getting my garden to grow!
Other news: Our anniversary is at the end of the month! Celebrate.
Have a great month!