Intersecting Life and Faith

No New Year’s Resolutions

The sand is running out on 2012 with the hourglass turning once again with the potential of 525,000 minutes in 2013. Rather than looking at the coming year I am attempting to fill my minutes rather than hours and days, because I have not been promised my next minute.  Not trying to be a wet blanket on the upcoming parties to celebrate the New Year, but I have been reminded of time this week.

Not what am I going to do next fall when my favorite 4 year old goes to Kindergarten and I’m out of a job. Not where am I going on vacation in July. Not what am I going to do during the doldrum months of this winter. I don’t want to live my life by my watch or check my clock every few minutes to see how much time has passed. I want to live 2013 between the sunrise and sunset of each day given to me.

No New Year’s resolutions for me but I do want to

  • hate my own sin
  • fear the Lord
  • walk in a constant state of need for Christ
  • love the gospel every minute

and I want to be a better wife to the friend and husband I have known since 1980.  More compassionate and less critical, more understanding and less judgemental. Smothering my marriage of 27 years with 1 Corinthians 13 love.

So friends, Happy New Year. If you don’t know Jesus, may this be the year you do.


1 Comment

  1. Terri

    That’s a wonderful perspective, Jody. I know I can get so lost in the planning ahead that I forget to enjoy the moment. I like your list! Happy New Year, my friend! Love you!

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