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Sticking to Daily Goals + Prayer Request

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Ok, so you may be wondering, how I am doing with making goals and sticking to them! Tuesday & Wednesday I COMPLETED the following goals:

1. Read my daily bible reading
2. prayed
3. Sparked
4. Drank 4 cups of water
5. Tutored

1. Drank 4 cups of water
2. Tutored
3. Went to church

Today, my goals are:
1. Read daily bible reading - DONE
2. Pray in Journal - DONE
3. Drink 6 cups of water - DONE
4. Pay car insurance - DONE
5. Do two loads of laundry - DONE (just need to put away)
6. Work with mom - DONE
7. Tutor - DONE
8. Fix supper (been snacking the last two nights instead of having a meal) - hubby did
9. Spark again - DONE
10. Read in my Beverly Lewis book - DONE (as soon as I get offline)

I will come back and update.
On another note, my son Jarod (20) desperately needs prayer. He has made alot of foolish decisions in the past year and just a few months ago moved a couple of hours away. He seemed to be doing pretty good, working, getting enrolled back in college, etc... Only one problem, he did not have insurance on his vehicle (we cannot afford to pay his too). So, he backed into someone and drove off and it was on camera. I KNOW foolish move there, but he did contact the police after they contacted us and talked to them and they were supposed to serve him papers the Tuesday after Christmas and said he would probably have to go to court maybe even spend time in jail. He had not heard anything, so he called to find out when his court date was and found out there was a warrant for his arrest. He went to work, talked to his boss and was told that if he missed ONE day of work because he was in jail, he would be fired. So, he's trying to get a couple days off, so that he can turn himself in and HOPEFULLY be able to get out on bail (which he would have to pay himself - because we don't have the money).

Here's the thing... He has been sleeping in his truck, had a place to stay here and there since he's been there, but always ends up back in his truck, so he may lose his truck and he may lose his license (small price to pay I know), but if he has to spend very much time in jail, it may mess up his enrollment in college. I mean, he finally has everything in order for college, he is just waiting to be assigned housing, and then for it to open up so he can move in. As hard as it was for him to get everything together, if he misses this semester, he may not bother trying to go back again.

I want him to make better choices, etc... but this mama's heart ACHES with the thought of her baby being jail for even one day and the thoughts that he might not get back in school after all.

So, while I know what he did was wrong and he needs to pay some consequences in order to learn from it, please pray with me that they will be lenient while being firm. I DO think there is such a thing as that. I'm having a hard time leaving this with God, so please utter a prayer for me as well.

Thanks everyone, best get busy on those goals...
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    Wow, Jarrod's situation has got to be stressful. Praying that he gets through this with a lesson learned and that lots of complications aren't needed/given for that to happen, and that you are able to get through it without too much worry. I can't imagine the stress for all of you!

    Look at you reaching all those mini-goals everyday!!
    3413 days ago
    Prayers for you and Jarod, as one mom to another, I can only imagine how it hurts your heart to see him going thru a hard time like this. He shouldn't have drove away, and of course he has to have some sort of 'punishment' (like maybe a fine or community service), but going to jail shouldn't even be on the table IMO, especially if he has no prior record. Keep us posted on how this turns out. In the meantime, try to hang in there and let Jesus do what he does best, take care of you and Jarod! emoticon
    3413 days ago
    good job on tracking your goals Shannon and completing them, I am faltering on tracking. Think I need a journal instead of typing.

    I will add Jarod to my prayers. I asm sure he will keep trying to stay in school after all he did to get there. I am surprised he didn;t get a notice before the wrrant was issued. grr red tape.

    Hugs for a good tomorrow
    3417 days ago

    GOOD JOB ON YOUR GOALS! emoticon
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    Comment edited on: 1/5/2012 6:43:13 PM
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    OH Shan I am sorry about your son Jarod,talk about bad luck,he really got one after another,I feel for you aching for him.I would want to be with him helping any way I could.We do have to let them sort there actions or they don't learn to on there own.I will praying for him to make the right decision and things to get straight-end out for him!Praying for you emoticon emoticon emoticon on your goals,great start to 2012 emoticon emoticon Diana emoticon
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    Comment edited on: 1/5/2012 4:38:32 PM
    Jarod is in my thoughts as you are.
    3418 days ago
    Hugs and prayers.
    3418 days ago
    I will definitely keep your son and family in my prayers. I hope everything works out for him.
    3418 days ago
    Shan, good going on your goals! Way to start 2012!

    I'll pray with you for Jarod--I know how it is to worry over kids, of course. What a blessing it is to know that God loves Jarod even more than you do! Peace & courage to you, my friend.

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    Of COURSE your mama heart is aching. Good grief i would be a mess. I know some people will disagree with me but I feel for your kid. If all the choices I made when I was 20 were laid out in front of me I would feel like such a fool. He is 20!! He messed up. Should he get away with it...No...but we have all made foolish choices and ya know what...I wasn't caught every time. So i feel for him. I hope that the punishment fits the crime.

    I will keep him in my thoughts and you too Shannon. Keep me posted ok?

    GOOD job on the goals my dear.
    3418 days ago
    emoticon wow. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Hang in there, mama...prayer being lifted for you all
    3418 days ago
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