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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Bullet Journaling Changed My Life

 

I am not exaggerating, either. Bullet journaling came to my attention because of some Instagram stories Bethany Mandel did toward the end of 2018, and I immediately loved the idea (Editor aka Bethany’s note: You can access the stories on my Instagram account as saved stories). I love to plan, but pre-designed planners just don’t work for me because they’re never exactly right. I had been keeping track of events on my phone calendar, but a bullet journal is so much more than that – it’s whatever you want it to be! 

For those who don’t know, bullet journals are basically day planners that you customize yourself. You use whatever notebook you want, and create your own table of contents at the beginning so you can easily find the many things you’ll keep in it (calendars, lists, notes, etc.). There are infinite ways you can use a bullet journal, but I set mine up to have my yearly goals first, and then “monthlies” containing events, tasks, and goals for each month on a two-page spread. Some people do “dailies,” as well, but I use “weeklies,” because when I set up my to-do lists, I change my mind regularly about what I want to accomplish each day, making it much easier to just have one weekly to-do list. My weeklies also have a small calendar for the week, a habit tracker, and a shopping list. 

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Word of the Year

 

I don’t know if this is a specifically Christian practice or if people who aren’t Christians do something similar, too, but it’s become a Thing in my church community to choose a “word” for the year. This is usually an area where we want to see God grow us, something to pray about and focus on as the months continue. Now, I realize that the way I’ve written this paragraph kind of sounds like I’m being critical about having a prayer word (as some call it, including myself), but I actually love the idea.

This year isn’t the first time I’ve had a prayer word. Last year my word started out as “maturity,” but then about a month in, it changed to “abide” and remained that way for the rest of the year. I had a Scripture passage to go with it (John 15:1-11), which I memorized and reviewed once a week. It was the right word for me for that time, and I did, praise Jesus, see some growth in my abiding in Christ.

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 We ventured out between monsoons to pick up last minute holiday gifts and necessities, which included Barnes & Noble, a book store with a coffee shop, delicious cookies, a toy section and my yearly cat calendar by artist B. Kliban. There are only three bookstores left in our area. I picked up a discount book […]

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For example, the recent resolution condemning the Armenia Genocide. I firmly believe two things: The genocide of the Armenians by the Turks did happen, and it was an atrocity, and Turkey’s continued denial of it is disgusting. The job of Congress is pass legislation that changes the law of the land and affects the national […]

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Congressional Resolutions Are Not Law But They Are Not Harmless

 

Ilhan Omar, a supporter of the Boycott, Divest and Sanction movement, has decided that the government needs to protect its citizens—from our government. House Resolution 496, passed last week, claimed that the government was going to stop citizens from boycotting! In fact, it states as much:

Whereas despite this tradition, governments and nongovernmental organizations alike have sought to criminalize, stigmatize, and delegitimize the use of boycotts in an attempt to stifle constitutionally protected political expression . . .

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Ah yes, it’s the time of year to start planning our New Year’s Resolutions. We can imagine that somehow we will make a heartfelt change to be a kinder person, to get rid of a bad habit, to be a more loving friend, spouse, parent . . . . But many people think that they […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America conclude their 2016 awards presentations with the biggest awards of all. They unveil their choices for Person of the Year and Turncoat of the Year. They also reveal their political resolutions for 2017.

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I hope to never see again the salute of a small boy, reminding me of JFK, Jr. as his father’s casket passes by because he was deployed for the 3rd time in Afghanistan. This man was a police officer, had a young family and served his country twice, and that should be more than enough. […]

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Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. Predictable New Years Resolutions

 

It’s that time again: New Year’s Day is this week and we all have things we promise ourselves we’ll do in the coming year.

I know it’s fashionable to say “I don’t have any because I never keep them” but in the back of our heads I think we all have things we want/need to do that we promise we’ll do starting at some arbitrary date in the future. I know I’ve never tried to change my diet right at the second I decide I need to (or the next day even); it’s always “Monday” or “on the first.” I suspect it’s just my laziness kicking in.

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