Starting off 2018…

Time to start another year…and no better way to do it than starting a renewed commitment to blogging only 3 weeks into the new year!  That being said, one of my many resolutions for this year is to be better about blogging and writing down thoughts.  Whether it’s just to get them out of my head or to share actual depth of thought.

This year I have also renewed my commitment to fitness.  My family kicked off the new year by getting a Y membership and I have been faithful so far to go work out.  I know it’s a marathon, but I am determined to reach 2019 thinner than I did 2018.

I also want to do a better job of reading this year.  Reading for my personal enjoyment, continuing to learn, and also to grow in my walk with Christ.  This honestly may be the toughest resolution I have.  Finding time to get reading done is tough and so I want to really make sure that I am setting aside time to do it.

Alright, I have put out some resolutions on here….now it’s time to stick to them!

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resolutions and 2015…

It’s that time of year again where we all sit down and come up with various things that we resolve to do new and differently in the year that awaits us.  Last year I made several resolutions, and unlike many past years I am happy to report that I kept many of the ones that I shared with you at the beginning of 2015.   The only exception being wanting to be even more healthy and lose much needed weight.  Stress and life beat me on that one, but I am resolved for the sake of my family and kids to do a much better job of keeping that resolution in 2015.

Happy-New-Year-2015-Wallpaper-10The good news is that I did keep other resolutions.  The first one that I blogged about was that I wanted to be a better reader this year.  I took the book shelf challenge where you read for a year and fill a whole empty shelf with all the books that you read over the course of the year.  I read well over 20 books this year and really enjoyed getting back to reading.  My shelf looks not quite full, but that’s because I discovered the joy of reading on my tablet in the dark at night so that I wouldn’t wake up my wife.  It is also much easier and quicker to get books that way when you live rurally.  My goal this year is to read even more!

Another goal that I made and kept was to be a better note taker when in church.  At the beginning of 2014 I bought a note book and diligently began taking notes in sermons or any other time I was able to listen to someone sharing God’s word.  By the end of the year my notebook is full and I actually just bought a new journal/notebook and am excited to fill it with more teachings and insights from God’s Word in 2015.

Looking ahead at 2015, my main resolution is to try to become more balanced in life.  To find the balance between work/ministry and being there to be the father my family needs me to be.  I want to be the father that shows his kids a Godly example in every area of life and I want them to know how much I love them and will be there for them.  I am truly excited to see what God is going to do in 2015!