Checking In

March 21, 2014

in the generous life

How are y’all doing on your yearly goals/words/baby steps?


I’m doing much better asking for what I want in a clear (and reasonable) way. It’s becoming easier and I catch myself more quickly when I’m hinting or rambling.

Being “gracious” is an ongoing pursuit and is running in all directions in my life. Recently I’ve been trying to be more calm in stressful moments. I did well learning a new bookkeeping program, not so much this morning when ate my links (I recreated them, but not after being grumpy and flaky).

Ah, well … back on track.

I’d love to hear how y’all are doing. (If you’ve fallen off the wagon, now is a good time to create some baby steps and get moving again. There is no shame in starts and stops, successes and failures. It’s all a part of the learning process.)

Failure isn’t fatal. Mike Ditka


Bowling with Ed: 5 Things You Should Always Say to Your Spouse Amazing post. If we all did this, divorces would be cut in half overnight.


Pearl’s OysterBed: Overcoming Sexual Objections: He Wants a Wild-Cat in Bed. That’s Not Me. Dealing with your objections.


Calm.Healthy.Sexy: This Week, Do One Thing to Invest in Your Marriage Build your marriage investment.


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Bonny March 21, 2014 at 4:30 am

I love how you encourage that falling off the wagon isn’t permanent failure. I didn’t make a huge resolution this year. My ongoing resolution is to use sugar, white bread and alcohol sparingly. I’m not doing too bad there. The newer resolution for this year is to read and thoroughly study the words of Jesus. I’m half way through my first gospel. If I don’t finish all four this year, I’ll continue into 2015. Thank you for including me in your links, today. :)


Gaye @CalmHealthySexy March 21, 2014 at 7:14 am

I am making slow but steady progress on my health goals. However, have also realized that I need to set some goals re moving forward in a couple areas of my life, not comparing myself to others, etc. Always a work in progress!

Thanks for sharing the post from Bowling with Ed. I had never visited his blog before. That is a great article.

Thanks also for sharing my post.


Lori - The Generous Wife March 21, 2014 at 9:06 am

Sounds like y’all have made reasonable, do-able goals. Good for you. I think that’s one of my challenges – keeping things reasonable and staying consistent. That will get you there.


James March 22, 2014 at 12:08 am

Thank you for sharing my post, and for your efforts to encourage couples everywhere to grow their marriage together!


FarAboveRubies April 6, 2014 at 8:36 pm

My word for the year is gratitude. I am extremely grateful for everything in my life. I’m reminded daily on how the Lord guides me. I just came back from our second honeymoon after 25 years of marriage. I am so grateful. Your posts are sooo good. Thank you.


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