Looking Back at my 2016 Reset
Do you make a list of resolutions on New Year's Eve? I am such an overachiever - I make 10 lists of 10 things I want accomplish in the upcoming year. I organize them by theme.
While I may continue to fall short in so many ways; I will continue to make these lists because goals are good! My 10 Lists of 10 Resolutions has become a wonderful yearly examination of my life - where I am and where I hope to go.
“Brothers and sisters,
Autumn becomes My New New Year!
As the calendar edged toward September this week, my heart began to spark with new excitement and hope for the change of the season. As a New Englander, this change of months is more than just a turning calendar page. The weather (finally) gets drier and cooler; the leaves burst with color ... pumpkins and cornstalks don lamppost and door steps. There is a physical alteration to the world around me.
While no longer a student, there is still something in my core that anticipates the promise of a new [academic] year. The Autumn Reset. The gift the Lord gives that nothing stays the same - while in some instances that can make us lament such as when we watch our children grow; but in other ways the ever changing days of our lives are a blessing. The hope that poverty (in whatever form that is presently taking in our life) will not last forever; illness or injury will someday heal; and bitterness will find itself immersed in mercy and forgiveness.
What DID I push the Autumn Reset Button on...
“Behold, I make all things new.”
Don't miss tomorrow's 2017 Autumn Reset post