Ideal State - 2019 - Season 1: (Jan - Mar)
I am someone who takes care of myself well because I know that in order to truly serve others and make the most of this life that God has given to me, I need to be healthy in every way, and I am. My body is lean and fit, I have a doable exercise routine in place and I am always getting stronger. I have healthy self-talk habits and feed myself positive ideas every day. I have space to breathe and reflect. My connection to God is strong and sweet because of my strong prayer life and actively seeking God in all that I do every day. I fight to make time with God because I know how valuable it is. I delight to be in the presence of God regularly. I enjoy life, play, go to concerts, play tennis and know how to get sufficient rest. I protect my sleep and get to bed early, knowing that good sleep is the foundation of a healthy routine, and it sets me up to be at my best every day.
I love to serve others, it is my joy. I am proactive to seek the benefit and well-being of others. I know that relationships make life the sweetest and I am intentional to add value to other's lives. My primary focus goes to my family, first Heidi, then Marley and Blaise. I am a good friend. I am someone who is known to call on birthdays, but also out of the blue just to check in and connect. I have developed rich, life-long relationships with people at Heritage and seek to bless them however I can. I am someone who adds value to their lives. I love to serve all people, not just family and friends. I am on the lookout to help people that God brings my way and I am known as someone who is generous with their time and attention, really listening well to others and making them feel heard and understood. I am someone that others experience the love of Christ through.
I make Heritage a better place. I help others know and love their Bibles better, and in doing so, know and love God deeper. I have invested years into helping our people go deeper in Christ. All of our lives have been blessed tremendously because of my investment into Heritage. Apart from teaching and discipling, I am available to jump in and serve when needed, to give my time to people, and just love them well. Not only is our church trained theologically, but we have learned to love the Spirit of God and seek to please God by living holy lives together. YouCanLearntheBible.com is thriving! It used by people all over the world as a way to get access to engaging, high-quality biblical training that is not available in quite the same way anywhere else. People love my Bible courses. They go through them, share them, and my teaching ministry has been able to bless people I have never met because of them. My YouTube and Vimeo channels are active, and I constantly get emails and comments of how people appreciate my teaching content. It is the legacy of a lifetime of teaching God’s Word made available for anyone to benefit from. I am regularly adding new content and keeping the site updated and maintained.
BodieQuirk.com is the legacy of everything that I have learned and loved about life made available for others to enjoy and benefit from. It is filled with all kinds of things that I am passionate about and love sharing. There are courses, blog posts, reflections, tutorials and years of really helpful content that people can use when wanting to use technology and productivity well, and in a way that will help them grow in their sanctification and Christlikeness. It is also great to have our life archived in photos and videos on my timeline. My friends and family are incredibly blessed to be able to find and enjoy our life's memories there. I am an expert at the software applications that matter most to advancing the kingdom of God. Whether it is WordPress, Final Cut Pro, Lightroom or any other essential app, I am continually learning and improving my skills to become better. My Apple devices and my mastery of these creative apps that I love allow me to reach people and create things that I could never do on my own, and thus bless God and others.
All of my life systems at home are in great shape, both digital and physical. Our house is organized and only has things that we need and use. We regularly donate things that we no longer need and we know where everything that we have is located. Our weekly routine keeps the house clean, organized, stocked and optimized to offer us the best quality of life possible. All of my digital files are organized, searchable and backed up. All of my media, projects and documents are in place and optimized. I have an established routine for life planning and reflection that keeps me on track for the kind of life that I want to have. My life plan is updated quarterly, and my weekly and daily journals help me stay focused on the most important things that God has for me. My tasks, projects and commitments are well-managed. They allow me to zoom back and review all areas of my life so I can make the wisest choices possible with my time and attention. My intentional approach to life allows me to and remain joyful knowing that it allows me my best energy and effort to give the most important things in life.