Wednesday, January 5, 2011


WIP stand for Work in Progress. Yes, this day will be devoted to telling how I'm doing on my novel and other projects. But, I've been thinking about how my life is a WIP. And if my life is a WIP, then I'm sure yours is, too. So, on Wednesday WIP, I will be writing short bits on Life WIP, as well as, my writing.

So, to start this L-WIP (that sounds a bit dangerous) I thought I'd start with looking at the new year that has started. You can go here to look at my goals for the year. But, after posting those goals I thought about spiritual goals that I didn't write down. Then I came across this post by Sherrinda about having one word that drives your goals. And I'm still not sure what that word is for me, but it will have to do something with faithfulness or obedience.  I'll let you know next week what I end up choosing.
This weekend Alan Seigler spoke at our church and it is quite fitting with this topic as well. I won't give all the details, but here are the 10 questions that he asked us regarding our Spiritual Health. I'll give you a heads up #5, 8, 10 were my top three to look at for this year (as well as 3,4, and 9). I told you I was a WIP. 

  1. Am I more thirsty for God than I was a year ago?
  2. Can I honestly say I have decided to follow Jesus?
  3. Have I moved to create the environment I need to grow?
  4. Do I see the world more and more through the Jesus' eyes?
  5. Am I gradually replacing worry with trust in God?
  6. Am I giving more now then I was a year ago?
  7. Do I find that I am more accepting of others? (not tolerant, but judgmental)
  8. Am I growing in my capacity to forgive others?
  9. Am I more persistent in my praying then I used to be?
  10. Am I slowing down and leaving time in my life for growth?
So, how are you doing? Did you know about the myoneword New Year's Resolution? Do you have a word for the year? How's your Spiritual Health?

W-WIP News: I started editing the first chapter of my novel. Okay, I started last night because I knew I had to post something about it. But hey, isn't that why I'm doing Wednesday WIP? To keep me accountable and push me forward in this area of my life? 


Sherrinda said...

Hi MaDonna! Love the name, by the way. I absolutely love those questions that the pastor asked. Aren't they thought provoking?

As for the One Word, I love that it's not a list, because I hate to see what all I "haven't" accomplished. But a just encompasses and it drives my life to be the person I think God is calling me to be.

Love your blog, girl! I'm editing too,...not my favorite all!

MaDonna Maurer said...

Sherrinda, Thanks for stopping by...and for the encouragement. Happy editing...that is what I'm trying to tell myself. UGH! LOL

Adeeva Afsheen said...

Banned complain !! Complaining only causes life and mind become more severe. Enjoy the rhythm of the problems faced. No matter ga life, not a problem not learn, so enjoy it :)

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