Summer Goals

do: Complete the DailyMile summer challenge – to walk a total of 120 miles this summer. My goal is to hopefully walk or do one mile most days. I may walk one day. I may decide to do Wii Fit free steps the next. I may miss many days when my body can’t handle it, but this is at least a goal I am pursuing.

read: I have several books I have either started or deeply want to read, but…I just…haven’t…for one reason or another. What a better time to set a book list and goal than Summer? :) So, here we go! Yes, I realize it is a long list. I may not get through all of the books. It may take me until Christmas to get through all of the books, but a list is a good motivator (along with setting the books out where I can see them)!

  • Biography:
  1. “Martin Luther King, Jr: A Biography” by Roger Bruns
  2. “All the Days of my Life (So Far)” by Alison Sweeney
  3. “Diary of Anne Franks” by Anne Franks
  • Christian Life:
  1. “Balancing It All” By Candace Cameron Bure
  2. “A Confident Heart” by Renee Swope
  3. “Spoken For” by Robin Jones Gunn and Alyssa Joy Bethke
  4. “Living Like a Jesus Freak” by DC Talk
  5. “Compassion, Justice, and the Christian Life: Rethinking Ministry to the Poor” by Robert D. Lupton
  6. “God’s Story your story” by Max Lucado
  7. “You’ll Get Through This” by Max Lucado
  8. “Learning to Walk in the Dark” by Barbara Brown Taylor
  • God’s Character:
  1. “God is Able” by Priscilla Shirer
  2. Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God” by Francis Chan
  3. “The Pursuit of God: The Human Thirst for the Divine” by A.W Tozer


  1. “Year of No Sugar” by Eve O. Schaub
  2. “Eating Mindfully” by Susan Albers
  3. “Gluten Free Every Day Cookbook” by Robert M. Landolphi
  • Purity:
  1. “Every Woman’s Battle” Shannon Ethridge
  2. “Pursuing Purity” by Virginia Lefler
  3. “Passion and Purity” by Elisabeth Elliot
  • Singleness/Courtship
  1. “Table for One” by Camerin Courtney
  2. “Being Single in the Church Today” by Philip Wilson
  3. “Boy Meets Girl: Say Hello to Courtship” by Joshua Harris
  • Wonderfully Made:
  1. “Fight Like a Girl” by Lisa Bevere
  2. “Stronger Than You Think” by Kim Gaines Eckhert
  3. “Introverts in the Church” by Adam S. McHugh
  4. “Quiet” by Susan Cain
  • Worship:
  1. “Teaching Kids Authentic Worship: How to Keep them Close to God for Life” by Kathleen Chapman
  2. “True Worship” by David Whitcomb and Mark Ward, Sr.
  • Others:
  1. “Julie and Julia” by Julie Powell

How about you, dear reader? What are some of your goals for this Summer? <3

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