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I hope all of you had a very Merry Christmas. Now is the time to make our plans for 2018. Have you begun to think about your goals for the year? Use this week to get them on paper; better yet, on your calendar. I decided to republish this post to get us all thinking about our goals for 2018. To help you get started, I am giving you a list of categories to consider:

SPIRITUAL GOALS: Bible Reading Plan, Prayer Notebook, Discipling someone God has put in your life, Building Relationships with Lost People…

PHYSICAL GOALS:  Eating Healthy (Find a good source for menus), Weight Loss (how much in Jan?), Exercise Program (gym membership, walking plan, etc)

SOCIAL GOALS:  Schedule Outings with Friends (Dinner, Lunch…), Plan a neighborhood get together (put it on the calendar)

HOBBY GOALS:  Schedule your crafts, projects, reading list, etc…. for each month

PERSONAL GROWTH GOALS:  Conferences, Online studies, Self-help books.  What would you like to learn about? Check into resources and schedule it.

You will have other categories to add to these. I encourage you to get started this week. Order your Daytimer from the pictures below.

Have fun and Happy New Year!!

Looking forward to 2018,




Did you know that Scripture says our days are numbered?

Do we treasure each day as a precious jewel God has given us?

Psalm 139:b says, “And in Thy book they were all written,  The days that were ordained for me,  When as yet there was not of them.”

God has already planned the number of days that you will live.  I don’t know about you, but that motivates me to not waste my days!

Listen to what this verse says:

Psalm 90:12 says, “So teach us to number our days,  That we may present to Thee a heart of wisdom.”

It is our responsibility to take charge of our schedules; to number our days, and make sure we are not wasting precious time.

How does the Proverbs 31 woman accomplish so much?  I assure you it is not without a plan and schedule!

No, she didn’t have a Daytimer, but I believe she probably scratched out a schedule on something.  She looked for bargains, planned and bought food for her family’s meals, invested in real estate, helped those in need around her, made sure her family was clothed with the finest she could afford, bargained with the merchants, and more!

Let me introduce to you my number one tool for organizing my life:  a Daytimer.

I was challenged with the use of a notebook calendar years ago.  I love having everything I need concerning my family, schedule, upcoming events, prayer requests, addresses, appointments, etc, all in one notebook.  I take it with me when I go out-of-town.  Sometimes when I go to the doctor or some other appointment I carry my Daytimer so I can work on my calendar or some writing tasks.  If I receive a phone call that requires me to check my calendar, it is all in the Daytimer..


I use the Daytimer accessories for business cards, a clear pouch for holding gym clips, stamps, and notes. I have labeled divider sections for Banking, Personal Goals, Piano Students, Journal, and more. At the end is an alphabetized Directory section for all of my addresses, phone numbers, emails, etc.

Yes, I do have an iPhone, but I really like having a hard copy of these things to sit down and look at all at once.

Now is a great time to get your Daytimer and accessories for 2018. Go ahead and get it all set up and familiarize yourself with using a calendar.  You may be able to buy a calendar for 2017 at a discounted price to finish out this year.  Regardless, get a calendar!  There are other brands, but I prefer Daytimer.  For me, a 2-page month overview is helpful for each month.  I can write in the big blocks appointments and major events.  Then, on each day, I can schedule my days hourly.  I prefer a 2-page spread for each day also.  You will discover what works best for you.




Procrastination is our biggest enemy!  I encourage you to start today.  Even if you don’t have a calendar yet, make yourself a to-do list for each day.  I like to look at tomorrow’s schedule the night before.  That way, when I get up in the morning, I know what is on tap for the day.

Let me know if you have questions.  I would love to assist you anyway I can.

If you are interested in any of the products featured on this page, just click on the picture, and it will take you to the Amazon page for you to view.  Hope this is helpful for you!

You will be soooooo glad you did this!





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