Goals for a New Year

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I don’t have a history of successful New Year’s resolutions. I count only two that have been successful in any meaningful way. The first was a weights workout resolution during college that lasted 8 months before carpal tunnel syndrome knocked me off pace for 14+ years and counting. The second was a vague but determined resolution to “be happier” the following year that had no hope of succeeding – except that God hijacked it and used it to bring me to repentance and faith in Christ by leading me through it into church attendance and being captivated by God’s word. Certainly I rejoice in this, but it wasn’t at all in line with what I had planned!… Continue reading

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Resolutions for a New Year

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calvin and hobbes new years resolutionOn January 23, 1723, I made a solemn dedication of myself to God and wrote it down; giving up myself and all that I had to God, to be for the future in no respect my own; to act as one that had no right to himself in any respect; and solemnly vowed to take God for my whole portion and felicity, looking on nothing else as any part of my happiness, nor acting as if it were; and his laws of the constant rule of my obedience, engaging to fight with all my might against the world, the flesh, and the devil, to the end of my life.Continue reading

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