The Strategic Homemaker

learning to follow the Father, care for the clan, and redeem the resources

2013 Resolutions Update


I revealed my new years goals/resolutions in this post, and I figured it was high time for an update.

1. Read one chapter of the Bible a day: doing well. haven’t been totally perfect, but I’m at least averaging a chapter/ day.

2. Memorize one verse per week: so-so. We’ve memorized a few verses, but I don’t have a good system for choosing what verse to do next or an easy way to review past verses. Maybe that will be a blog post when I figure out a good system. Right now I’m working on Romans 12:9-21, which I’ll talk about in a future post.

3. Switch to cloth napkins and paper towels: We have switched out the napkins; I don’t even think we’ve had any paper napkins in the house for a month, but I found a giant stock of paper towels that will last until we move, so I haven’t crafted any fancy huck towels to replace these yet.

4. Decorate the house: In progress. I finished my pillow shams, throw pillow covers, am working on a curtain. I want to do stuff for the walls, but am kind of waiting until we move, because I need to buy or paint a lot of frames.

5. Only watch one TV show per week: I haven’t exactly been successful here, but I have been watching about 2/week (which for the next stretch will be Psych and Duck Dynasty), which is less than last year (maybe 4?), so I am feeling pretty good about this. I have subbed them out for podcasts, (mostly Family Life) which are both entertaining and useful/uplifting.

How are you doing with your New Year’s resolutions? Do you have any ideas for me on choosing verses to memorize or a good system to review them?


3 thoughts on “2013 Resolutions Update

  1. We love the fighter verses! If you have an iphone.. there’s a great app for it too!

  2. The Navigators old stand-by TMS is pretty solid. It has good ideas for meditating so that the verses also mean something to you – because isnt that the key – not to just have head knowledge but for them to be meaningful and life-changing!

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