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March Goals

25 Mar 17
Anne Russell
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Woah, we’re almost a fourth of the way through the year. I’m excited. Ok, here’s how my goals have been going.

Reading Challenge

This month I read:
Till We Have Faces, by C. S. Lewis. C. S. Lewis is one of my favorite authors, and this book was fascinating.
Living Forward, by Daniel Harkavy and Michael Hyatt. This was my “book with multiple authors.” It was also my Audible book, so I’ll talk more about it in a moment.
Captive in Iran, by Maryam Rostampour and Marziyeh Amirzadeh. This was one of the best books I’ve read this year. I learned a lot about Iran, and about what it means to trust God in all circumstances. If you want to read Captive in Iran, you can find it here.
I also started reading The Essential Tea Companion, from Hearst Books. This book has been fun to read, and inspired a mini tea party with my sister Rebecca (which grew to most of my family).

Writing Every Day

This has still been one of my harder challenges. I’m working to be more consistent. Even though I haven’t done perfectly in this challenge, I’m glad that I’ve written more consistently this year than I ever have before. Since I’ve been writing more consistently, I can write my thoughts more quickly and naturally.

Anne’s Earworms

I’m still enjoying writing the Earworms, even though it can be hard to write two posts a week. I decided to try to find one new artist or album each week (If you have any suggestions, I’d love to hear them in the comments section!).
This month I wrote about Sam Tsui, Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas, and two of my favorite songs. I’m happy that I’ve made it all the way to Episode 12.

The Bible in a Year

I did get behind for several days this month, but I’m back on track now. I’ve completed 273 chapters of the Bible so far. This month, I made a goal to choose a verse to meditate on throughout each day. Sometimes I choose a verse from my Bible reading, and sometimes I choose a new memory verse, or a review verse. This has helped me to apply the verses better, because I’m actually thinking about them.

Audible

Reading audible isn’t even a challenge now. This month, I listened to Michael Hyatt and Daniel Harkavy’s book Living Forward. The book talks about the benefits of life planning, and how to do it. It was a great book, and the Audible book was read by the authors, which made it even better. Last Saturday I made a life plan (hence there was no blog post then), and it was helpful for me to think about where I wanted to go in the future.
 

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