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Hi, I'm Andrea! Our little family of four lives in South Florida and leads worship. We are here to share the love of Christ and live life together. We're learning a lot here and enjoy looking for opportunities to grow. Thanks for listening and coming alongside us!

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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

My Monthly Goals [& Resolutions] NEW YEAR'S EDITION - #friendswithgoals


With the 2015 New Year starting tomorrow, I thought it was only appropriate to have this month's edition of My Monthly Goals to be paired also with your New Year's Resolutions! I have always been one to work really hard all year to meet my New Year's Goals, my dad was a great example of that! He would often give up things for the New Year, such as sugar, popcorn or coke -- and would ALWAYS stick with it! In years past I've done the Bible-In-a-Year reading plans, given up coke, doughnuts, and chips etc. 

I have a few goals this year that I would like to accomplish -- you will probably see them pop back into play on several My Monthly Goals link-ups as I really divulge into how these play out on a personal level! I'll be setting goals to activate these resolutions... So ... here we go!

My Resolutions and Goals for the New Year

1 || Deepen my faith
2 || Become more BOLD to stand up for what is right
3 || Run a 5k Race
4 || Prioritize the best choices for me and my family - practice The Best Yes
5 || Plant a vegetable-producing garden
6 || Grow to thrive as a mom of two and a wife
7 || Save up money to visit family
8 || Build up my immune system 

Now, it's YOUR TURN! What are some goals or resolutions that are important to you for this 2015 year? Bloggers, be sure to link-up below, and encourage one another! Others, please leave your goals in the comments below! I would love to see you come back to check in the 1st of each month with your progress! 
Link-Up Rules: 
Must be a monthly goals post from the current month || Add link-up button or link back in some way || Leave an encouraging comment on at least the link right before yours || Follow your host(s)

Optional FUN:
add the hashtag #friendswithgoals on social media || Follow the Link-Up Pinterest board || contact ifrog4fr {at} gmail.com to host/co-host


   
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Saturday, December 27, 2014

#12DaysofServing || Ministry Update


What a celebration we've had for our first Christmas in Florida! We joined in 12 Days of Serving at Coastal Community Church-- where each day leading up to Christmas was an opportunity for outreach and gospel-living in our community!
I love the get out THERE aspect of our congregation -- afterall, Saved People Serve People -- and our Lord calls us to it -- And then He told them, “Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone. Mark 16:15 NLT

Day 1 - Service Projects in the Community


Josh helped out at SOS Children's Village power-washing and building a sidewalk! More from our crew participated in landscaping and clean-up!

Another projects in the community included - painting inside and outside of Ms. Pearlie's house in Collier City [where our church does bi-weekly Adopt-a-Block ministries]
AND we also partnered with Habitat for Humanity for a building project!
I am so thankful that even after working SO hard in the morning we had an AMAZING crew help us MOVE! These are some serving Jesus-followers that give of themselves far past the point of "comfortable" to the point of sacrificial! We love you guys!

Day 2 - Care Pack Collection for Homeless 

Things like pop-top canned goods and meats, peanut butter, water, and personal care items were collected to make about 50 care packs!

Day 3 - Serve at Bethlehem Revisited Event supporting a neighboring Church

The crew from Coastal served 1200 cups of hot cocoa....100 gallons of cocoa.... to the guests walking through Christ's birth reenactment that a local church was hosting!

Day 4 - Care Pack Distribution to homeless in surrounding area

We met people who live in our community, gave food and care packs, chatted, and prayed with the people we met.

Day 5 - Random Act of Kindness - show the Love of Jesus

This was another opportunity to serve in your world of influence! It meant paying for the person behind you, picking up trash, or helping someone in secret!

Day 6 - Write/Give an Encouraging Note

Such a wonderful practice of encouragement! Josh and I have been talking about another thank-you party coming up for our family -- so many people to thank! This was a fun day!

Day 7 - Food Distribution with local food pantry

Day 8 - Invite Saturday for Christmas Eve services

We handed out invite cards to our Christmas Eve services in our neighborhoods and along our way :) Josh was sure to invite baby Jesus -- because, of course, Christmas [and life] would be nothing without HIM!

Day 9 - Hosting Movie Night and snacks at local homeless center 

Day 10 - Random Act of Kindness - bless others
via

My friend Jasmine and the unsuspecting customer in the car she paid for behind her :)

Day 11 - Nursing Home/Assisted Living Caroling and Games

Day 12 - Christmas Evening Caroling at local bars


Comment below, I'd love to know:: How to you love to serve in your community?


Bloggers! Head back over to Mitchael Journey starting on Wednesday [December 31st] to link-up your Monthly Goals/New Years resolutions and build a community of encouragement! 

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Monday, December 15, 2014

CHECK-IN - My Monthly Goals LINK UP! - December - #friendswithgoals


We've been away from internet for the past couple of days -- so I apologize for being a bit absent here, my friends! I'm sitting here at Starbucks with the family to catch up on emails and life suches :) We are *hopefully* good to go on internet by Wednesday -- we are scheduled for install Tuesday between 8 AM - 8 PM! haha -- the mystery of it all! Let's check on how my goals are coming!

For those that are also doing monthly goals I'm hosting a link-up on the 1st and 15th (check-in)! Be sure to link-up your goal progress THIS WEEK! If you are interested in hosting or co-hosting, please email me at ifrog4fr {at} gmail.com!

UPDATE: My December Goals!!! -- this is a quick month -- and yet 31 days long!
1 || Give intentional gifts to family for Christmas - not quite done, but really close!! I have a fresh new installment for my Frugal Gifts that Give Back gift guide -- 21 MORE Gifts that Give Back: For KidsHERE

2 || Prepare a garden space  -So far so good! Check out my first installment in my How Our Garden Grows series:: HERE
3 || Pack and Move with low stress - Out BEST MOVE yet! We had SO many wonderful friends helping us THANK YOU ALL! Now -- on to the organizing :) I'll give myself some time to unpack and find order before Christmas! A *hope* more than a goal!

4 || Swim at least 2x per week - I'm behind! Eeek -- I've only gone swimming once so far, but it has been a bit cold for swimming, plus we moved ... so we'll see how it goes as the month progresses!

5 || Finish reading The Best Yes - still reading and enjoying! I didn't read as much as I would have wanted to because of the move, but I am nearing half-way!
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Link-Up Rules: 
Must be a monthly goals post from the current month || Add link-up button or link back in some way || Leave an encouraging comment on at least the link right before yours || Follow your host(s)

Suggestions and Options:
add the hashtag #friendswithgoals on social media || Follow the Link-Up Pinterest board || contact ifrog4fr {at} gmail.com to host/co-host

   

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Comment below, I'd love to know:: How are your goals going so far this month? 
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