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Ok, I know I'm a little late to be making my New Year's Resolutions. But in my defense, it takes me awhile to think about it and to come up with one that I think is not only doable, but will benefit myself in the long run.
I've been challenged by a few things I've seen and heard lately, and when I was in my office (aka bathtub) tonight, it all came together and I knew what I wanted to do.
If you know me, or have ever had breakfast with me, you know that I LOVE bacon. LOVE it. As in I have a separate plate just for bacon.
I also really love puns, word plays and any chance I can take to make things more memorable to myself and others. So when I realized that there were three things I wanted to work on this year, I thought, "why not make it something fun I can remember?!"
I have decided to try and have at least one BLT a day. While I wish I was talking about the delicious sandwich, my cholesterol and family history strongly request I limit them to special occasions!
So here is my version of the BLT:
*yes, I am aware that intercession does not start with a "t," but you try to find an adequate word that rhymes.
One of the things I have been studying, thinking, and praying about this year is how to be a blessing to God. Its something I want to know more about, and to do more often. He has given me so much to be thankful for, and I want to bless Him in return.
When I was in college, my Grandpa Winchester told me that one of the best things I could do for myself was to try to learn something new every day. Its not always something from an encylopedia (oh how I loved World Book Encyclopedias), but I am trying to make a conscious effort to learn something new every day.
I have been fascinated with the new Pope Francis. Although I am not Catholic, I have been completely intrigued by this man with such humility. I love that one of the first things he asked, was that the church pray for him. While I'm not technically part of "his church," I am behind anyone who is doing what he is attempting to do for the people (specifically the poor people) of the world. So I want to pray for him. And not just him, but our leaders, my family, my husband, co-workers, friends, etc.
Those are my goals, and I am going to attempt to write them down so that at the end of the year I can look back on what I've seen God do. I hope you will follow on this journey with me.