Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Grace For Habit Building

I have a habit. I love to write lists. I make them one after another and rarely see them all to completion. Oh, the marvelous intentions! I'm the best beginner of all fantastic plans. I have fabulous ideas and would love to share them with you, but sadly, I'm not a finisher of them. In a perfect world, my children would have two teachers, one to commence wonderful projects and one to help them carry them through. But it's not a perfect world and I must be the one who encounters the living God daily and humbly asks for His grace. I must relent all my lofty ideas and submit to the routine and schedule He's calling me to align with. And so I have begun Ann's 100 Day Habit Calendar. So far, I've made a great start :)

Photo is a reminder of an item crossed off my list in honour of a birthday wish of one of my children (yay!).

10 comments:

Camille said...

Wonderful post Heather! *LOVE* your smile...beautiful!! BUT...I don't think I would be smiling if I was holding one of THOSE!! ;-)

I have printed off those 100 Days Calendars too...nothing is written on them yet! Good intentions. :)

Love,
Camille

Heather said...

That's funny, Camille!
As for my smile, I think I'm talking and laughing at the same time, as usual :)

Lisa notes... said...

Oh my. I can tell you're a wonderful mother by the picture. :-)

I am SUCH a list-maker, too. And how I do stray from my lists. Just carry the leftovers into the next day. But I do feel I get more accomplished because I have the lists. I'm trying this year though to put fewer things on my lists so I can open up more margin in my life. I'm not there yet, but getting better...

Renee Ann said...

Love your blog! Great pics of your family. I like what you say in your profile: "learning how to make the most of my mountain-top experiences with the Lord in order to do combat tin the valley." I'm visiting from A Holy Experience linky list. Blessings!

Julze said...

I need to become a list maker! I have them all stored in my head which is not always the best way to get things done LOL!

Off to write my list....

Blessings,
Julia

Wanting What I Have said...

Wowzers!!! OH my. You are one brave mama!!! :)

The Maretzki Family said...

I'm a list-maker, too. That is an amazing picture!

Craig and Bethany said...

Me too! I'm a great starter. If only I could finish with such gusto. Perhaps that means I can't start so many things at once! Haha.

Your smile is positively lovely.

Heather@Cultivated Lives said...

I love list-making. I'm the visionary of the family and thankfully I'm married to a practical guy who makes sure I see through some of my 'plans'!

Are you trying to develop a habit of overcoming fear of spiders?!?!?

I've cleared the schedule this year because we need to be doing some serious habit building here at home.

Ang said...

Good Early Sat. am~

Just wanted to whisper a quick hello. I've been trying to do that more and more as I come across a blog that seems to echo my own heart.

God's deepest joy,
Angie