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Spring 2015 Goals

I've always been about the goals in life- they keep me focused and help me get things done. As I explained in last week's winter goal recap post, sometimes I'm too hard on myself and goals leave me feeling burnt out instead of energized. I originally wasn't going to even write a spring goals post then realized that in my mind I have a couple goals set so I might as well put them down on paper. 

Get PA school applications submitted. 
Many of you may (or may not) know that my hubby is applying to physician assistant school for 2016. The application opens next week and we are hoping to have all the applications submitted by early to mid May. There are essays that have yet to be written and edited, transcripts and letters of recommendation to be gathered, application fees to be paid, and most importantly lots of prayers to be prayed. It's gearing up to be a busy month but we're excited and have been looking forward to getting the ball rolling on this for two years. If we come to mind, we would love and appreciate your prayers in this area. 

Slow down and sit in the presence of Jesus. 
Last week, I had a sweet sweet time with Jesus during my morning quiet time. I'll admit that I tend to crank through my quiet time- read my devotionals, journal a bit, and say a few quick prayers. Rarely do I take time to just sit and meditate. This post and this book have really been encouraging me to be more consistent in my time with the Lord, and let my closeness with Him provide the wisdom I need to make decisions in daily life. 

Last week I sat and meditated for about 20 minutes and it was so so so life-giving. Not only did the Lord speak some much needed truths to my heart, but the rest of the day I felt at peace and had energy for my tasks. Perhaps the best thing of all was that I gained some incredible clarity on some important career decisions that I am making. 

As Alex and I head into a season of decisions, waiting, and ultimately changes, we will need wisdom and clarity that only the Lord can give. Last week it became clear to me that being still, even for a few moments, is absolutely vital to my walk with the Lord and discerning wisdom. 


Those are my only two goals for this season. It's a lot less goals that perhaps I'm used to but they're two really important things. I'm looking forward to having these guide my spring yet not feel overwhelmed with a long list of self imposed goals. 

What are your goals for this month/season? I would love to hear! Are you good about meditating/being still in your quiet time? If you have tips I would love to hear them!

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  1. I am really not good about actually meditating during quiet time. My mind is going everywhere! Either that or I fall asleep. Just being honest. Lately, however, I have been taking 20 minutes or so to just write in my journal. I often WRITE my prayers instead of saying or thinking them because it helps me focus. I don't know if that exactly counts as being silent, but I feel like it really helps my overall attitude about life and gives me a fresh perspective.

  2. I am TOTALLY with you, or at least I used to be. My mind could never calm down enough for me to meditate and if it did I would be asleep. A couple weeks ago when I did it (the time that inspired this goal), it took me a long time to get my mind focused- like probably 15-20 minutes and then when I was in that spot I almost felt like I was asleep but was totally in tune with my conversation with God... it was a really weird feeling but really cool at the same time. And today when I did it again I found it a lot easier to turn off the distractions and it didn't take as long so I'm hoping I'll continue to improve with practice!

    I think writing is a great idea especially for writers like yourself! I do it on occasion and it definitely helps me process. I don't think there's rules to being silent, just what leaves you feeling refreshed and connected to God which is exactly what you described with your journaling :)

  3. Wishing you guys so much luck with the PA school applications. I'm sending prayers, and I just know great things are going to happen!

    Kat :)

  4. Thank you so much! We appreciate the prayers more than you know! :)


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