The Obligatory New Year’s Post

So, it’s a new year.  We are almost a month into the new year and I have not done the obligatory new year’s post.


I’m not really interested in making resolutions or creating a new me or any of that, but I am looking forward to a new year, one that is different and the same all at once.

I love my life.  My family is amazing, too spread out but there is little I can do about that.  I guess there are a few things that I wish I did more of or that I did differently.  So, I guess that will be my new year’s post.  Things I want to do more of this year.

  1. I would love to read for pleasure more.  I am constantly reading for sermon prep or bible study but I seldom have time to read just for the sheer joy of it.  I used to read all the time and I miss it, so yes, I would love to read more.

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  2. I really want to write more too. Don’t get me wrong.  I write a lot… I write a sermon a week, and 5 devotions a week, but again, I would really like to just write more for me.  It could here on this blog, or maybe in a journal.  Maybe I could try some poetry or short stories.  I’d just like to write more.

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  3. I want to cook more.  I love to cook and I’ve been doing a lot more of it lately but I still haven’t been baking and I LOVE to bake!  I always think I don’t have time but I’d like to make time.

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  4. Crochet!  I would love to crochet more.  I tend to just wait till I need a gift or something specific but I would love to just crochet all year long and that leads me to…IMG_20181005_103446
  5. Giving more.  I love giving and my crocheted items are a great way to do that.  I have set a goal to crochet one hat (and maybe a scarf too) a week so that next winter I will have at minimum 52 hats to donate to those in need.  But I want to give so much more, I want to find ways, different and unique ways, to give back to the community and those in need.  Maybe I could give some of those baked goods away to bring a smile to my neighbors face.20181222_045350
  6. And as always, I want to spend more time with my family, either talking on the phone with them or in-person visits.  I miss them all so much and because of my position as a pastor, I’m not able to get away on the weekends to visit.  I’d like to do more video chats, facetime, whatever you want to call it so that I can see all their lovely faces that I miss so much.

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Of course, there’s the usual things that everyone talks about at the start of a new year… more exercise, eating healthy, less screen time and so on.  I’m just like everyone else there but I just feel like those are a given.

So, there you have it my new year’s post.  Not really all that different from anyone else’s but it is now out in the blogosphere so I’m committed, right?  I hope so anyway.

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