Jun 26



It’s the end of June. One half of 2017 is now (almost) over. Did you set goals in January? How are you doing moving toward achieving them?

At the beginning of Q2, my husband encountered some serious health issues. At that time, I made the conscious decision to put all of my writing goals on hold—indefinitely. My decision was to write and work on books whenever time allowed, but that my sweet one’s health was my number one priority for the foreseeable future.

What actually happened was that, although I have only dabbled at book writing this past quarter, God—through my husband’s encouragement—led me to return to illustrating books for children. And I could work on that illustrating in the family room or on the patio where my sweet one was resting.

By reworking my 2017 goals to pursue illustration more than writing, God showed me how to stay bookishly productive while maintaining my focus on my husband.

The point for our goal review today is to remember that life changes. Things come up. Priorities rework themselves. But if we know what our ultimate goal is, we can often find ways to pursue it.

WHAT ABOUT YOU? Have you progressed toward the goals you set for 2017? Have priorities changed? What obstacles have you faced? How can you keep moving forward?

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