Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Diligence Report

January is on it's way out, so I thought I should report how I've done with my goal of having diligence in my life.

Last week I told you I was going to be more diligent in finishing some projects. Well look at this . . .

I made not just one warming pad, but two. They are great. I filled them with wheat, and when I warm them in the microwave there's an odd smell, but it's not that bad. Have you made warming pads? If so, what did you fill them with?

Now the photo album I told you about, well . . . I'm happy to report I finished it. I can't wait to show my grandson. He's going to be thrilled with his grandma.

As for diligence in reading non-fiction books, my goal is 12 for the year. I've already read one. And I'll have you know I finished another. I read Being George Washington by Glenn Beck

I loved this book. I learned so much about the Founding Father of our nation. He was such a wise and noble man. I felt as though I was actually living some of the scenes. I liked how Beck would occasionally have chapters that summarized what you've read by telling more interesting tidbits. You may think you've read all the stories written about Washington, but this book has a new take on the man and his time in history.

I'm in the middle of reading Seven Tipping Points that Saved the World by Chris Stewart and Ted Stewart.

I'll let you know when I finish it. What I've read so far has been great. I've learned about the Assyrians and their quest to destroy Judah and about the Greeks who fought the Persians at Thermopylae and Salamis.

Remember the goal that kicked off my month of diligence--that of not losing my purse again. I'm happy to report that I have not lost my purse once since my experience in Park City. I think that's a lesson I'll long remember.

Diligence is a virtue that needs to be constantly worked on each and every day of the year. It might be interesting when 2012 draws to a close to look back over the year and see how we've done. (Notice I included you in my plans. We're in this together.)

How has your month of working on diligence gone? I hope you've had a lot of success.

Thursday we'll be two days into a new month, which means another virtue to work on. Stop by and see if it is one you'd like to work on as well.



  1. I was looking at 7 Tipping Points..as a next read. I look forward to your comments/review once you're done.

  2. That's great Kathi!
    I've never used warming pads--but I do use a hot water bottle. Is it similar in purpose?

  3. MK,
    I'll try and have a short review of it sometime in February. So far, I like it. :)

  4. Coleen,
    I think they are similar. I really don't know the official name for them. But I do know I love heating them up on a cold winter's night and taking them to bed so I can keep my feet warm. :)

  5. Congrats on finishing your project. I owned a warming pad awhile back, but it smelled so bad I couldn't stand it.

    I finished a contracted devotional, and now I'm working on my Genesis Contest entry. I've also picked up editing one of my manuscripts.

  6. Susan,
    You're a busy writer indeed.I have several talks I need to prepare for in April. You've inspired me not to put it off.

    I know what you mean by the smell of the warming pad. I'm thinking of replacing the wheat with rice.



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