New Year’s Resolutions

I love this time of the year. 

Not only is fall my favorite time of year, but it signifies the start of a new year. Every year of my life, my years have been shifted to run from September to September rather than January to January. 

So actually, my new year’s resolution are formed during this time. Usually it involves being more on top of assignments and actually working ahead or taking time to leave work and go work out. 

This year is different. This year is the critical turning point in my three year seminary journey. 

This year I want:

  • to read my class assignments and books that I want to
  • to be more intentional about spending time with friends 
  • to let go of things that I can’t control 
  • to hold fast to the things that I can control: my ability to see people in hurt and need

This year is different because even if we are driving the same car, to the same place, the people that we will encounter will be different because of the past year’s journey full of joy and pain, hurt and healing. 

This year is different. 

Let’s not act like it’s the same.