New Year’s resolutions

Drawing Near in 2018

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Just 14 days ago, the clock struck 12, and time starting tick, tick, ticking away the new year. That’s 12 months or 52 weeks or 365 days or 8,760 hours of life ahead, as God allows. The possibilities get me giddy, which is why I always sketch out some goals…

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True You 2017: The Year in Review

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For a few years now I’ve selected a theme for the new year, meant to give me some focus for goals and prayer and life in general. For 2017, I settled on True You, based on something the apostle Paul wrote in his letter to the Ephesians: “You have heard…

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Coffee-a-Month Roundup for 2017

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For two years now, my new year’s resolutions have included trying a new coffee each month. In 2016, this was the only goal I achieved. (Priorities, right?) In 2017, life got away from me a few times; three months were barren, devoid of freshly roasted beans. Such a shame! I…

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2016 Dwell Here: The Year in Review

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With just a few days remaining in 2016, I’ve been thinking about the past 12 months and the goals I had hoped to reach (or in some cases merely move toward). My review process is nothing too fancy—just a look at my 2016 goals and an assessment of what happened….

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Dwelling in All the Moments of 2016

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Too often my mind is set on another time or place instead of the one I’m currently inhabiting. I’m present but not, half listening, half invested, torn between whatever is and whatever is coming next. Distraction as a way of life isn’t good. It reveals deep-seated egocentricity and self-dependence. Recognizing…

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How Will You Tend Your Soul in 2016?

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With just about two weeks left in 2015, it’s time. I’m reviewing the past 12 months and thinking ahead to a new year. Which involves all sorts of pondering and praying and dreaming—everything I love to do. Details of my 2015 review and 2016 dreams are forthcoming, but one idea…

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Looking Back and Dreaming Ahead

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Each year about this time, I get all excited for the New Year. January 1 is one of my favorite days, marking the start of something new. For me, that newness is related to an assessment of the year that is ending and a vision for the year that is…

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