Day 4 of 30 Days of Prayer

Dear God, It’s the Christmas season. A time when some folks spillover with joy and peace, yet the minds of others weep with sorrow and hopelessness. I pray the joy and peace find its place in the lives of others: those who don’t know you; those who lack intimacy with you; those who want to know you, and those that know you.  Father, I pray season blossoms with abounding hope even when people, places and things seem forlorn. Amen. 

No resolutions for the new year

ImageResolutions for the New Year: none, nada, rien,
That’s right. I’m not vowing to lose weight, eat healthier, budget my finances, organize my home, go to church more, read the bible daily, or  keep in touch with more friends and family.
That was 2010, 2011, and 2012 resolutions. If I haven’t made progress by now, resolving to do those things in 2013 is a waste of energy and sure to cause depression.
Instead, I plan to be me living footloose and fancy free with a ton of fun in my bones.
In the words of Alicia Keys… This girl is on FIRE!
In the paraphrased words of  Ecclesiastics 3, 2013 is time to birth something new, a time to heal, to build, to laugh, to dance, to embrace, to love, and a time for peace, a time to be silent and a time to speak.
…there is nothing better  than for us to be happy and to do good while  we live.
So let’s eat, drink, and find satisfaction in all our work and play.  This is the gift of God; the only resolution for me today, tomorrow, forever.