June Goals

All over there’s information on how to create goals so they are SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant (results oriented) Timely)

So, I have been trying to get my exercise in (with www.hellomornings.org #helloexercise) and I was inspired to actually sign up and run a 5k.  I’m getting that specific, timely, attainable, measurable, relevant in here.  I found an app that has me walking/jogging/running 3 times a week for 30 minutes with alternating walk/jog(run) and it tells me I’ll be ready for a 5K in 7 weeks.  The 5k I signed up for is in 6 weeks, slightly overachiever, part that I know people who will run this one; and it’s in the evening and in the flat lands of Davis, CA.  So if you’re in Northern California and feel inspired, join me! http://changeofpace.com/davis-moonlight-race/ (by the way, I am a non-runner so the 60 seconds at a time of jogging yesterday was HARD WORK)

And because working on my physical temple is not enough for my life, I have signed up for Do Not Depart easy summer memory challenge, it starts Monday, June 3.  They are verses I know but need to KNOW. Know what I mean?



This is in addition to studying John and checking in with the beautiful ladies from Hello Mornings (see blogs I follow on the right).

I would love to say I’ll post updates through the summer; I may and  I may not, I’ll try for 1 every 2 weeks (maybe put that on the calendar so I don’t forget).

My goals:

  1. continue morning quiet time and incorporating my weekly planning
  2. jog/walk 3 times a week for 30 minutes
  3. walk with hubby 3 times a week for 1 mile
  4. memorize the 12 passages from Do Not Depart
  5. finish the 5k on July 13 with jogging/running 90% of the time
  6. find some good stretches (holy yoga?) for my off-jog/run days.

These are my physical and spiritual goals for my summer; What are yours?


Five Minute Friday – IMAGINE

Linking up with Lisa-Jo Baker and the #FMFParty girls; the rules:

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..

OK, are you ready? Please give me your best five minutes on:::



Imaging if I truly believed God’s truth about me; if I stopped saying and listening to Satan’s lies that I’m not enough, not smart, not committed, not a true believer; that I’m a failure, a fraud.

Imagine what it would be like to look in the mirror and walk through life with that beautiful crown of blessing redemption that Christ died for me. …FOR ME!

that I am created in His image (Gen 1:27)

that I am the temple of the living God (2 Cor 6:16)

of imagine the life…….



that He AND STOP…………

well the timer went of and I put in stop; in my journal I noted the STOP and I kept going and looked up some scriptures; so here’s the rest:

that He wants me to have.  Some verses that I will be focusing on:

The Lord …. will bestow on them a crown of beauty (Isaiah 61:3)

So God created me in  His own image; in the image of God He created me (personalization & emphasis mine) (Genesis 1:27)

For in Him I live and move and have my being…I AM HIS DAUGHTER (Acts 17:28)

For I am the living temple of the living God.  As God has said ‘I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God and they will be my people.’  (2 Corinthians 6:16)

If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For it si with our heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. (Romans 10:9-10)

For it is by grace you have been saved, it is the gift of God. (Ephesians 2:8)

So, I will be spending June on believing God’s truth and silencing Satan’s lies; to God be the Glory!