Friday, January 08, 2010

Time For Change

I decided to make some changes to my blog. While I’d really like to have a professionally designed blog, that’s not likely an expense I will delve into just yet. Just having internet these days is a big change for us. So last evening I revised some of the topics I will be blogging about. The new lineup is as follows:


Monday: Count Your Blessings Monday. It is enlightening and appropriate to recognize our blessings on a regular basis. It keeps us grounded as individuals and the recognition is pleasing to God. This one is hosted at Amazing Graze Farm over at Down On The Farm.

Tuesday: Tuesdays With Jen – My Memoirs. This is all about remembering where I came from and significant events and remembrances of my past. Over the years I have kept journal after journal of personal thoughts, prayers, and devotional notes. From time to time I may just publish portions of my old journals.


Wednesday: Wednesday’s Coupon Of Wisdom. You know sometimes when you are doing your devotions and something just jumps out at you? It might be a Bible verse, memory verse, or a comment or quote or maybe even just a concept that needs built upon. Sometimes I write that on a sticky note or somewhere where I will see it often. It’s like clipping a coupon. You clip it, hold it close, and when just the right opportunity knocks, you pull it out and spend it. The best part is that we don’t have to give up the coupon when we spend it. It’s better than double coupons… it’s a life-long coupon of wisdom that we can spend as many times as we’d like.


Thursday: Thankful Thursday. While I’m remembering my blessings on Monday, which I am also thankful for, this is an opportunity to express that thankfulness. It’s kind of like a mid-week reminder to appreciate those blessings. We definitely need to stay focused on these things. This one is hosted by Iris over at Grace Alone.


Friday: Foto Friday. I haven’t had the opportunity to participate in this one yet. This idea belongs to Rebecca over at Renaissance. She gives a weekly theme to capture. It’s up to the participants to be creative in how we interpret and snap those photos. As soon as we were back online Keith said “We can do Foto Friday!” So we will share the experience and try to think outside of the box. Looking forward to it.

Saturday: Saturday’s Savings & Weekly Meal Planning. I NEED to do this one! I’ve really gotten lazy about clipping coupons and staying on a regular shopping schedule and planning those meals. My laziness has led to an increase in eating out, which is very wasteful. Paying off our car has made it a little easier to fall into that trap. We have to STOP IT! We have plans to snowball those funds in effort to blast out another debt. So, by reorganizing my blog I hope to recapture the habit and stick to it. Besides, now that we are past Christmas and New Years, things should become more routine at home anyway.

Sunday: Selfless Sunday. This is a new one that I dreamed up this week. I’ve been thinking about this lately. I want to make a point to do at least one deliberately selfless thing on Sunday. This might be as simple as making Keith’s morning coffee with a joyful heart or holding a door for someone, or as elaborate as slipping someone some unexpected cash, shoveling a neighbors driveway or sidewalk. As a matter of fact, yesterday someone did something nice for me and I was so grateful. I wasn’t feeling well. I had been in and out of work for doctor and PT appointments. I was miserable and at 2pm finally getting to grab lunch. One of my doctor friends insisted upon buying my lunch. How sweet was that?! It was appreciated. I’m not looking for any recognition for this, but I thought if I recorded it here that it would keep me accountable in being deliberate about it AND… maybe someone else will catch on and pay it forward. Any takers?

Is it obvious that I like order in my life? I like it on my blog too. That doesn’t mean there won’t be other miscellaneous posts, but I want to try to keep up with some regulars. Anyone want to join me on these? Some of them? I need to make some logos for some of them… we’ll see.

1 comment:

Wendy said...

I will try to do some of these if I do you do I have to link up anywhere? Or just copy the picture and paste it?