Are you a New Year Resolution Maker?
January 8, 2018
In the group of families we spent New Year’s Eve with, someone asked whether or not anyone was making resolutions for 2018. Nobody was … or, at least, they weren’t willing to share any with the group!
My mind drifted to my recent annual physical. I was not surprised when the doctor told me it would be a good idea to drop some pounds. I’ve been to the YMCA twice already in this young year … but I wouldn’t call it a “formal” resolution. I do hope to establish some healthier patterns this year, though.
And, maybe that’s what it’s about … the promise of a brand new calendar is chock full of possibilities! Whether you’ve made resolutions or not, I pray that none of us will neglect the opportunity to utilize this season of new starts.
As we launch into 2018, our congregation is offering several options to renew your spiritual life.
Did the packages under the tree include new phones, game systems or other electronics? Are you wondering how to manage a household filled with gadgets? Maybe you’d like to reclaim some of the time, energy and focus that gets stolen so easily by our devices. Why not commit to five weeks of exploring The Tech Wise Family with me on Wednesday Nights?
Perhaps you have a sense that there’s more in store for your relationship with God and others, but haven’t quite been able to figure out what that looks like. Join the Spiritual Gifts class, also meeting at Wednesday Night Life.
Want to take control of your finances this year, and ground your budget in biblical principles while increasing your ability to be generous? Maybe Financial Peace University is for you.
Perhaps it’s time to connect with others and get into God’s Word as a regular practice and habit. A new study of 2nd Timothy for women launches on Monday, January 22 (click Women’s Ministry). A new Sunday morning gathering will explore a fascinating book by Richard Rohr, inviting reflection on this life of faith we share.
We can all improve our spiritual health and grow in our faith relationships with God and others. Why not use this fresh new year to take a next step into our call to know, love and serve our Lord and neighbor?