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I've left this one for a few days, as I don't particularly like resolutions. I don't like the fear of failure. And my resolutions will never be as grandiose, spiritual, and honest as Jonathan Edwards'.

Regardless. Here are my....let's call them hopes for the new year.

1. To read through the Bible.
2. To run at least one 5k (my attempts last year were thwarted).
3. To read a non-essential book every month.
4. To intentionally improve musically. Either learning a new instrument (jambe or blues harp) or going back to one I already 'know' (piano, guitar, or penny whistle).
5. To memorize James. I've started this a few times, and it would feel really good to finish it.
6. To be my sister's maid of honour. Ok, this isn't a resolution at all. It's just going to happen. CONGRATS, SARAH & LALO!
7. To intentionally improve my photography skills.
8. To pray more.
9. To do at least one thing that honestly frightens me.
10. To walk closely with God on a daily basis, not thinking I can dabble here and there where I will.


nadine said…
Oh, Beth. Sometimes I read your blog and think I'm reading mine. But then I remember that I don't have a sister, so being my sister's maid of honour would be pretty tricky.

But I'm all about the running, the music, the photography, the reading, the prayer, the memorizing....

On lazy days, I should just link to your blog and say, "What she said."
Laura J said…
Jonathan Edwards is a little convicting eh? Love your resolutions. Glad you're home.
aban said…
i like #8 and heck, i like them all. i want to play a penny whistle!! (what is that?)
Beth said…
thanks, nadiners. thanks, laura. thanks, aban.

this is a penny whistle:
Justin Alm said…
I think this is a good list of 'hopes'.

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