STMA: April Resolutions Update

1) Read through my Bible this year before I get married May 23; the entire thing, cover to cover, reading at least a chapter every single day.
At the end of March, I was on page 414 of 949, starting Psalms. Today I finished Psalms, and I’m on page 485. Nothing near the 300 pages I had planned to read this month, so I’m way behind. No excuse. I have to make time for God in my life, and that means I have to make time to read, study, and meditate on His Word.

2) Use my credit card whenever possible but never carry a balance.
Good to go.

3) Contribute the maximum amount to my Roth IRA account.
$500 in for this month, makes $2,000 so far this year.

4) Build a three-month emergency fund.
Done.

5) Get my two-mile run time under 15 minutes.
I’m in the sixteens at the moment, so I’ve got a lot of work to do, but at least I can run two miles. This resolution, more than any except my first, requires daily commitment on my part and it just hasn’t been there thus far. I can claim all sorts of busyness and things that came up, but the simple fact is that I haven’t been keeping up my end of the bargain.

6) Finish the Navigators’ “Design for Discipleship” series of Bible studies.
I finished book four, The Character Of A Christian, this month. Look for a review like I did for DFD3 in the next week or so.

7) Blog at least once a week, plus a monthly update on my resolutions.
Yep, fell on my face here again… I blogged twice in the first week and once in the second week of April, but then I missed sixteen straight days. Five posts total for the month (down from twelve in March), so a good weekly average, but three of them were “found” blurbs where I added nothing to the conversation beyond, “hey, look at that,” which doesn’t really count.