I gave up on making abstract New Years resolutions.
Instead, I set a few realistic, measurable goals that I can accomplish fairly quickly. One goal completed leads to another, then another, then another, etc. I gave a sermon about it on Dec. 29, 2013 called “Peace in 2014” where I talk about four categories of goals. You can watch or listen at onechurch.com.
My goal for my inner life is to reread Life of the Beloved by Henri Nouwen. Here is a quote:
“By presence I mean attentiveness to the blessings that come to you day after day, year after year. The problem with modern living is that we are too busy– looking for affirmation in the wrong places– to notice that we are being blessed.”
– Henri Nouwen, Life of the Beloved, 79