Week 9 of 52
9) Practice 12 spiritual disciplines.
“I haven’t the foggiest idea what prayer does. I do know that I can’t get through my day without praying.” Frank Schaeffer p 33
This month is prayer. I recently read Why I am an Atheist who Believes in God by Frank Schaeffer. I highly recommend this book for someone who has grown up a Christian, but now struggles with apathy or doubt. Schaeffer prays every morning as he walks down his steps. Each step is for a different person he loves. “The Lucy step” is for his granddaughter, and she asks him daily about his prayers for her as he came downstairs. He also prays for God to take care of his dead friends and parents. He doesn’t have an explanation, but in doing so, he feels a connection to those who have passed on through God’s care. He wrote the quote at the head of the paragraph, which struck a cord with me. I don’t know what prayer does either, but sadly, I can get through my day without it. This month, I am intentionally praying every day with a journal, and my with my steps.
8) Complete 12 credits toward MDiv.
7) Connect with one person a week.
I chit-chatted with neighbors at a school function and had dinner with a friend.
6) Complete writing a 12-week Bible study.
I haven’t worked on this in four weeks! Gah!
5) Learn how to needle felt and create 25 sculptures.
Hagar is coming along. Her hair and lips need work. Does she look pregnant? (She is supposed to.)
4) Complete 12 house/yard projects.
Stephen worked on the linen closet. Still not done, but getting closer!
The front steps and master bedroom patio need iron railing, so I worked on a design to get a quote for. I based in on a historic 1930’s design that was used on bridges and government buildings in Michigan and Canada. Its called R4. I seriously hope it doesn’t cost a fortune to have something custom welded… but I know better.
3) Move at least 15 minutes a day.
I missed Wednesday and Thursday, but I was active both days.
2) Fix my teeth.
I really hate these plastic trays, but they are getting more comfortable. I found a better dental wax that works suitably to cover up ridges and bumps that drive my tongue crazy.
1) Hike to 12 new places.
January: Hike to Twin Falls.