Week 11 of 52
9) Practice 12 spiritual disciplines.
March is the month for prayer. In Mark 13:18, Jesus commands those who are listening to his signs that the end of the age is near to “Pray that it might not be in winter.” I find inspiration in his words. Jesus taught that God knew the exact time of “the end” already (Matthew 24:36), yet he compels his listeners to pray for a specific time anyway. The verb Mark chooses to use when he writes Jesus’ words into Greek is a verb of uncertainty, of probability. “It might not happen” means that there is potential for the time to change. Our prayer influences the time that God has set.
Jesus was certain that our little old requests might persuade the mind of God. Isn’t that rather stimulating?
8) Complete 12 credits toward MDiv.
7) Connect with one person a week.
I met with a lovely pastor this week who shares a lot in common with me. We both wear invisalign trays! Hah! She was an encouragement to me and I hope I was to her as well.
6) Complete writing a 12-week Bible study.
My course load is taking a lot of my spare time, so that’s my excuse for not working on the study this week.
5) Learn how to needle felt and create 25 sculptures.
I completed the donkey and made more progress on the faun. Needlefelting is something I can double task with listening or watching class or a movie.
4) Complete 12 house/yard projects.
Stephen replaced the Marionberry arbor this weekend. The snow and rot finally collapsed the previous arbor this winter. He also built me 4 tuteurs for the garden. I completed about 1/8 of my garden re-design which involves pulling up all the plastic and bark under the paths and turning all of the dirt. I’m also laying a new path and mixing up my symmetrical design of the last 5 years.
3) Move at least 15 minutes a day.
Accomplished! This is getting easier and easier. My favorite walk is to climb the hill behind our house. It gets my heart pumping and I can do it while reading, so double-tasking wins!
2) Fix my teeth.
Two sets of my lower trays have cracked on my receding tooth, so the ortho took off most of the attachments on the lower teeth. It has helped for taking the trays out.
1) Hike to 12 new places.
January: Hike to Twin Falls.