Indeed, I have returned. It is a new year and as is customary with new years, I've developed a list of resolutions. But why, oh why set yourself up for failure, you may ask? Just to prove that I may actually stick to one and succeed.
This list will ever increase over the next month (or several, therefore defeating the point) so I'll probably just add them as the entries come along. These are not only for this year, no, more for the rest of my life - only beginning this year. No more explanations, here are the life resolutions:
1. Read the Bible at least twice a day and converse with the Author even more frequently throughout the day.
2. Drink more hot herbal tea (rather than coffee) and hot cocoa with lots of marshmallows.
3. Actually take Stephen's advice for EVERYTHING - not the second or third time (and thank him for not saying, "I told you so" when it turns out to be just what I needed in the first place)
4. Cut back on the meat intake - veggies and fruits do lovely things for one's body.
5. Write letters to all your students telling them just how beautiful they really are without all the artificial enhancements and the forced unnatural personalities.
6. Call Mom at least once every two weeks. I know, I know, but you can do it.
7. Go to sleep at a decent hour. Oh, you're already failing at this one, but you can work on it.
8. Read more Christian fiction - better yet, read all the books you've already read and see what things you missed the first (or second) time you read it.
9. Worship and sing more freely than you've ever imagined you could - God loves you like crazy - show Him just how much you love Him too.
10. Incorporate exercise into any physical activity.
There. Ten is a healthy start.
Thank you Erin :)
My girls (students in the youth ministry) have asked me endless questions about when I was their age and if I really do understand where they're coming from. I was trying to remember the type of person I was, because I did remember, just not very clearly. Now I do remember and those past entries (alongside my two physical journals) will be a tremendous help for ministering to these young ladies.
Other than that, this will be yet another healthy stress-reliever for me. I do love options.