Of course the first post on the first day of a new year MUST be about what I resolve to achieve in the coming year. 2011 was a hard year, albeit one of learning to trust God even more. I know I need to quit making excuses and become more disciplined in all areas of my life. To that end, I hereby resolve in 2012 to do the following:
Start teaching again: It’s hard to believe that it has been a year since I gave a sermon on a Sunday morning. Until the past few weeks I really hadn’t missed it at all. I can feel that longing welling up again, whether it is teaching or preaching or maybe it’s writing and blogging. I really love the study, the learning, the heavy revvies, and passing those heavy revvies along. I’d love to see where God is leading me.
Read for pleasure and personal growth: I want to read 24 books this year. Any suggestions?
Read for spiritual growth: I want to open the Bible every day this year and not stress about reading enough or reading the right things. Just reading and digesting the Word.
Be more artistic: I want to decorate more cakes. Bigger and better and more buttercreamier!
Be more active: I want to get off my butt more and be more active. I resolve to walk at least three times a week.
Walk the talk: I want to see and be a part of my family coming to know Jesus.
Express myself: I want to write something everyday, whether it be in my journal or my blog.
Be debt free: I am committed to not having a boatload of debt when I turn 50. in five years. As Dave Ramsey says, I’m going to “live like no one else so I can live like no one else”.
Avoid diabetes and heart disease: I will do this by eating more fresh food, cooking at home, taking my lunch, drinking more water and losing 20% of my current weight.
Get more sleep: I am currently running on 4-5 hours of sleep per night, which doesn’t help with the above issues. I resolve for 6-8 each night.
Your turn. What do you resolve?