2010 goals and budget completed!

January 20, 2010 at 3:31 pm 1 comment

Over the last few days we have finished up our budget numbers for this year as well as our goals for 2010.

I revised my Budget Worksheet again to make it easier to track. Sometimes it would be so appealing to be in “normal” circumstances instead of dealing with rental income, a re-established small business, housing allowance expenses that need to be carefully tracked because we pastor a church. However, if God wanted life to be “normal,” I’m sure He would have limited the desires of our hearts and the gifts He has placed in us. Somehow I don’t really think “normal” would be very exciting! So budgeting is always a little more complicated than I’d like to keep track of…but, I can’t begin to imagine living without a plan for our resources.

The year’s goals are printed out and ready to post on our bedroom wall just by the door. It’s a great place to be reminded of our anticipated activities for the coming year. We haven’t broken them out by “personal, church, and business” before, but that makes a lot of sense. The best part of written goals is always, of course, the huge satisfaction that comes with crossing an item off as it is accomplished. Sometimes if it’s one of the “biggies,” we’ll celebrate with dinner out or a movie or something special.

If you’re reading this and you haven’t written (and posted where you can see them) your goals for 2010, I’d very strongly encourage you to do that. It can be a terrific motivator, something to help keep you on track.


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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Sarah  |  January 20, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    So true! I have some goals written out but I definitely need to put them up to be reminded daily! Congratulations on getting that done. We’re excited to see what God brings you this year.


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