a) I am not what you would call a consistent blogger.
b) Reviewing books is also not a strong suit of mine.
c) After a lackluster effort to close out 2012, I am still on pace to finish in time.
#218 visit the Rhythm Discovery Center
#141 go to 10 Colts games (5 done)
here to see it for yourself.
#80 read My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers
"Not often, but every once in a while, God brings us to a major turning point- a great crossroads in our life. From that point we either go toward a more and more slow, lazy, and useless Christian life, or we become more and more on fire, giving our utmost for His highest- our best for His glory."
#257 play 20 classic Willman games in one day
The games we played were: Trumpet, True Colors, Scattergories, Guesstures, Split Second, Midnight Party, Outburst, Win Lose or Draw, Taboo, Bazaar, Trivial Pursuit, Squirrel Game, Strawberry Shortcake, Madcap Marathon, Mad Magazine, Monopoly Deal, Euchre, Peanuts, Phase 10, & Yahtzee. Since we're Willmans, we also came up with a scoring system. And the big winner was...Travis!!
#200 tune my piano or buy a new one
#84 read Don't Waste Your Life by John Piper
Lots of stuff to chew on in this one, especially for someone who likes her nice, safe, un-risky life.
"Oh, how many lives are wasted by people who believe that the Christian life means simply avoiding badness and providing for the family. So there is no adultery, no stealing, no killing, no embezzlement, no fraud- just lots of hard work during the day, and lots of TV and PG-13 videos in the evening (during quality family time), and lots of fun stuff on the weekend- woven around church (mostly). This is life for millions of people. Wasted life. We were created for more, far more."
"To make others glad in God with an everlasting gladness, our lives must show that he is more precious than life...To do this we must make sacrificial life choices rooted in the assurance that magnifying Christ through generosity and mercy is more satisfying than selfishness. If we walk away from risk to keep ourselves safe and solvent, we will waste our lives."
#136 renew my passport
#140 go to 10 Pacers games (2 done)
#48 read Through Gates of Splendor by Elisabeth Elliot
"...may we who know Christ hear the cry of the damned as they hurtle headlong into the Christless night without ever a chance. May we be moved with compassion as our Lord was. May we shed tears of repentance for these we have failed to bring out of the darkness. Beyond the smiling scenes of Bethlehem may we see the crushing agony of Golgotha. May God give us a new vision of His will concerning the lost and our responsibility."
#215 buy some art
#139 go to the Children's Museum
So as I finish my 2nd year, I will once again say that I will attempt to make a better effort to do some fun & exciting things before I update again. : )
Tally for the 1st two years = 64/300 completed!!