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? I personally prefer to pick ONE WORD and a Bible verse and focus on them throughout the year.

Lately, God has been challenging me to be a light for Him in a world of darkness. That can be hard to do sometimes, can’t it? I want to shine a light through all aspects of my life, including my writing.

My word for 2023? That’s easy…

SHINE!

I made up a saying to go with each letter. Share His Image, Never Extinguish

What’s my 2023 verse?

His life is the light that shines through the darkness—and the darkness can never extinguish it. –John 1:5 (TLB)

What about you? Did you pick a word for 2023? Share it with us and tell us why you chose the word.

Happy New Year, friends!

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