Do you ever wonder who made the first New Year’s resolution? Was it Adam and Eve? And…did they keep it?

Probably not.

Face it, most of us make resolutions, but never carry them through. Oh, we might for a few weeks or even months, but come mid-February we get back into our normal routine.

Why is that? Do we get lazy and can’t be bothered?

I think that’s part of it, but we’re just plain too busy! We get preoccupied with other ‘stuff’ around us. I know I do.

And…what is a resolution anyway? The Oxford dictionary says, “a thing resolved on; an intention.”

I have lots of intentions, but somehow other things always get in the way.

So, what would happen if we didn’t make any resolutions?

Probably not a lot, but doesn’t it feel good to make them? They give us a purpose to strive for. A goal.

I prefer to call them goals. Sounds more attainable to me. My goal for 2012, other than to grow in Christ, is to finish my book Amber Dreams. There…I’ve put it in writing. Will you hold me accountable? This also means I will be hibernating. So, if you’re looking for me, I’ll be at my keyboard!

What are your goals for 2012? How about posting them on my site, so I can hold you accountable?  We’re in this together!

Happy New Year!!!

Phil 3:14 (NIV)

“I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”

Julie, Jeff & Darlene – New Year’s Eve at The Crave restaurant


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