Some mornings I want my coffee in 30 seconds and other mornings I want it slow brewed… today was a slow-brew kind of day. It feels more like a Monday than a Tuesday and I have quite a list of things to accomplish- laundry, meal planning, grocery shopping, school room cleaning, etc. It might seem like a silly list, but with four kids under foot… it can feel like climbing Mount Everest.
As I scroll social media, I see so many worthy resolutions being shared. I have never been a “resolution” kind of person, not because goal setting isn’t a good thing, but because I find that my “strivings” were set for me years ago and they don’t really change.
This year, like the past 13 years, I will focus on being joyful in my daily work and pointing myself and my family to Christ… to Truth. Even in my own mind, I must keep things simple, because I am prone to wander and the end goal gets foggy. Christ is the end goal.
So, here I am… doing the same thing I’ve done for years and while it seems pointless, and possibly boring to some, it’s so comforting to me. It is a lofty enough goal for me to keep my heart focused on eternal things, and I will most likely spend my entire life surging forward toward that goal and, until my last day, will never quite reach it. But, it will be oh, so sweet once I do.
Happy New Year… 2018.