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Holly Bloemhof

Love your idea of keeping your goals in sight, and having the whole family participate.
Bonne année 2008 de Paris !

Barbie

My first visit to your site.... and I love it:) Thanks for all you ideas on goals for 2008. I'm sure I'll be back to visit again:)

tammy

LOVE this idea! I'm totally stealing it! :)

Barbie

My first visit to your site.... and I love it:) Thanks for all you ideas on goals for 2008. I'm sure I'll be back to visit again:)

angela

I love that I have found your Blog! I saw a reference to it on a friends blog... you are inspiring. Your words are fulfilling a need I have to simplify and further my spiritual exploration. Thank you.

Melissa @ Breath of Life

Great list! I've made my own project list for this month, and have posted it on my sidebar so that I can see it and have at least a little accountability.

I'd so love to come to Colorado & meet you IRL, but it's not feasible right now. WOW, what fun that would be, though!

I'm a complainer, too. We've established a Complaint Jar (I posted about it in December). At least if I'm going to complain, I can help some other people in need ;-)

Helen

Great idea...thanks!

I had been wondering how I found your site...I think I clicked over to see who had won the Loving Well giveaway...mystery solved!!!

Happy 2008 by the way!

Helen

Holly Smith

What a great idea! I love that you all are being purposeful in dreaming together.

I'm in for the "Loving Well," if I can!
Much love,
Holly

missi smith

Happy New Year Joanne-

I have also wanted to make that verse, Phillipians 4:8, my verse for the year. I really want to discipline my mind more. That includes reading books and magazines and watching movies, that are more uplifting. Thanks to YOU for an uplifting site and an easy way to memorize the order of the verse. Missi

Shonda

Hey Joanne,
Great ideas! Reminds me of Habakkuk 2:2
"Write the vision
And make it plain on tablets,
That he may run who reads it."

or like you said "out of sight, out of mind" and nothing gets accomplished. I have to make "to do" lists each day or I wander around and get very little done.

Blessings in Christ--

katie

hey joanne,
what's a 7 year quilt?
-katie

Lisa R-P

I hope that you don't mind if I steal this idea. Last summer we put a big poster board on our breakfast nook door to track the books that we read over the summer. This would be fun too - and would keep us on track.

I am totally up for a Loving Well retreat -- I would seriously consider flying to Denver for a get-away.

I sent you a little package in the mail today. I am hoping that it gets there safe and sound. The post office was chaotic so we'll just have to wait and see.

Puva

That's a nice list you've got =) I have a list of things I should get done by the time I go into university. Hmm...maybe I should get down to doing my stuff soon! Thanks for the inspiration, else I might not get down to doing anything!

Happy January! =)

Bethany

Hey Joanne, I'm Marla Taviano's sister. I absolutely LOVE your poster board idea! I love making New Year's resolutions and I have so many goals for this year swimming in my head. Writing them down on a wall will help me so much! Thanks for the fabulous idea!

Wendy

Oh I love this idea. My mom and I were just talking over resolutions and goals while we did up the dishes this evening. They so easily get set aside though! I am going to make up a poster when we get home.
I am up for a retreat! Name the date!
Wendy

Bethany

Hey Joanne, I'm Marla Taviano's sister. I absolutely LOVE your poster board idea! I love making New Year's resolutions and I have so many goals for this year swimming in my head. Writing them down on a wall will help me so much! Thanks for the fabulous idea!

Christie

Totally cool idea. I think we'll be trying it out!

Lisa@Take90West

What a great idea! Maybe if my ideas and resolutions were front and center like this, they would not be so easily forgetten.

I just recommended Living Simply to my bookclub and it reminded me that I don't think I ever thanked you for the zippy purse I won. I love it! It looks so nice in my bag. I sincerely thank you.

Megan

What a great idea! Your girls are learning invaluable lessons as they grow up in your home! I'm so inspired by the type of mom you are.

Sara

What a great idea hanging it up where everyone can see it. You can all hold each other accountable.

Jeni

How funny that you've written about Phil. 4:8. I was just looking at a friend's blog before yours, and I quoted Phil. 4:8 and expounded upon it in the comments. :-)

Ginger

I love this idea! I think I"ll implement it in our own home!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Heidi

Just love the philippians verse...claimed that the year mom died...realized that I could really go into a destructive downward spiral or stick with the goodness of God in all those attributes. It was so tempting to backslide right back into complaining, moaning and tantrums in my ever-eventful roller coaster of grief...but His spirit would raise up His goodness in glimpses of lovely and admirable moments, encounters and attitudes. You rock girl...those are words that will certainly bear much fruit!!!! Happy, happy new year! Miss you so much! :)

Misty

I love this idea!!! I will have to get some poster board now :-)

Megan

Hi Joanne,

I met you a long time ago when you were still with NavPress and still in Colorado Springs. I didn't know you'd moved back to Denver from Cali and didn't know you were blogging. I've liked looking at all of your great ideas here. Nice to "see" you again.

misschris

Thank you for all of your inspiring ideas. I'm late checking in this week, and relieved to hear that your speaking engagement went well... I know the future holds wonderful things for you, Joanne! You can do it, and you will. :) XO and Happy New Year! ~Chris

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