January, May and August. Great times to set fresh goals, yes?
After a good bit of thought for some and not for others, below are mine:
Whole30 for August + September
This is about pain management for me. I did it as a curious experiment last October and it significantly decreased my discomfort. And my pain lately has been messing with my sleep so we’re doing it again as a fact finding mission August and September.
Mini-Sabbath twice a day using this book by Pete Scazzero
This practice I’m borrowing from Sara Hagerty, one of my favorite writers.
Abraham Joshua Heschel once observed, “Unless one learns how to relish the taste of Sabbath while still in this world, unless one is initiated in the appreciation of eternal life, one will be unable to enjoy the taste of eternity in the world to come.” We are simply naïve if we think that having wasted or squandered the many good gifts of this creation, we will not do the same with the gifts of heaven. Sabbath practice, on this view, is a sort of training ground for the life of eternity, a preparation for the full reception and welcome of the presence of God. —Norman Wirzba
I may be working toward a genuine 24 hour Sabbath, I can find minutes in the day for what I’m dubbing a ‘mini’ one. Stay tuned.
Stretching 10 minutes every day
Just an all around great habit that I’m confident future Chelsea will thank me for.
Create a ministry/discipleship mission statement for myself
My areas of ministry are high school students, a Sunday a monthly in the baby room and peer-to-peer with other women. I’d like to sit with the Lord and write out a mission statement for my unique ministry in the Church right now.