NOTE: Once again, I've relapsed... it's obviously been a very long time since I've blogged. I did have a great idea for a first-blog-posting-of-the-year, but I didn't sit down and do it right then (or at least make a note of it in my phone), and it has been lost to the deepest recesses of my subconscious. Although unlikely, perhaps in the near future it'll resurface and I'll have the presence of mind to make a note of it.
This year, I've decided to keep my long-standing New Year's resolution of "Make no New Year's resolutions." (Resolutions which I wouldn't keep anyway.) So instead, I've compiled a short list of areas in my life in which I'd like to see growth this year. Mind you, these are not resolutions, just a rough outline for personal development. Of course I may think of a few more and add them later, but these should suffice for a start:
1. Love (and enjoy) my whole family more (every day), 2. Be thankful for everything (and more faithful to pray). 3. To all sin, be more resistant, 4. In my life, be more consistent. 5. Always exhort, edify, and smile at each friend, 6. Think before I tactlessly stomp toes or offend. 7. Cast no pearls before swine, 8. Eat less when I dine. 9. Repair (or dispose of) anything I find broken, 10. Be mindful not to let one kind word go unspoken. 11. With my lovely wife, always show my passion, 12. With those that need it, have (at least some) compassion.
James 5:17 Be ye also patient; establish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.
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-- by David Holley (I don't know the guy; just like his quote.)