The Next 30 Days

Hi there, dear readers! Good morning if this post finds you before noon and good afternoon if it finds you then.

I recently discovered Lydia Howe’s blog, Noveltea, (thanks, Jessica, for sharing some things from her on Goodreads). I was inspired by her review of the month of August and the goals she sets for herself. They have a fresh feeling and seem full of the joy of life. I thought I might try it with my own twist.

So from the 16th of September to the 16th of October, here are some goals for my blog:


  • Publish 6 posts
  • Post on a random weekday
  • One of the posts must be on vulnerability
  • One of the posts must be a book review
  • One of the posts must be short and discussion-oriented
  • Explore the reviewed book deeper in a separate post
  • Share a praise item
  • Share something about life in Cambodia
  • Link to 4 blogs that have encouraged me
  • Share 3 quotes from Isolated
  • Revise my home page
  • Draft the back cover description for the sequel to Isolated

I realize it’s been a while since I’ve published a “normal” post just sharing my thoughts about what I feel God has been teaching me. Hopefully, that will be amended in the following weeks.

Although, perhaps you like something like this every now and again. Does it feel more relatable and personal? Or, if you’re honest, do you prefer the routine I used to keep before the craziness that came with publishing Isolated?

How do you feel about goals? What part do you think they play in God’s design?

In the end, I think one goal matters:

Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.

-Philippians 3:12


10 thoughts on “The Next 30 Days

  1. Oh my lands! Thank you so much for the reminder! I had ideas for goals for this month, but it’s been SO crazy recently that I hadn’t actually written the goals down. But, thanks to your post I wrote them down today. 🙂 Thank you for linking to my blog, and good job with your goal list! Those look great. 🙂 Blessings as you work on them!


    1. Haha. “Oh my lands!” I haven’t heard that one before. X) Thank you, and all the best with your goals for this month, too. If we can et and drink to the glory of God, then surely we can set goals and work towards them to that same end. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!


  2. Lovely goals, Jordy! I think goals are vital to getting things done, and the verse you shared from Philippians is our ultimate goal, of course. 🙂 Have a productive month- I’m looking forward to your next posts!


    1. Thank you! It’s interesting… I remember hearing about that verse from Philippians a lot more when I was younger than I do now. I hope I don’t lose sight of the importance of it. Perhaps it’s a good verse to memorize.

      I hope you have a productive month, too, Emily! Do you have goals of your own?


    1. Yes, I am a missionary kid, though I don’t mention it much on this blog. I can’t decide if it’s a good thing or a bad thing to talk about it more… but I know that it’s a *real* aspect of my life, so perhaps it would just be a bit more transparent. Do you know any missionary kids, or are you one yourself?

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      1. Well, I am a pastor’s daughter, so I have met a bunch of missionary kids as they come to our church to raise support, but I can’t say that I really “know” any very well. I would love to learn more about life from a missionary kid’s perspective. I have a feeling that it would be eye-opening. 🙂

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  3. It sounds like it will be a busy blogging month for you! I’m looking forward to the posts – they sound interesting. I do really appreciate your more devotional type posts, but it’s nice to get a glimpse of other parts of your life too. 🙂


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