So last year, I made three resolutions. I am a big fan of resolutions, eve if I am not that dedicated to actually keeping them.
For 2016, told myself I would:
- Learn to play the banjo
- Find a church
- Read the Bible cover-to-cover
In fact, referencing the Meat Loaf song above, one out of three ain’t bad. Of the three resolutions, I made, the only one I kept was reading the Bible cover-to-cover, helped by a phone app that kept me on track. (And let me tell you, ending a crap year like 2016 by reading the book of Revelation is a big ol’ slice of cake with ice cream on top. Angels! Seven bowls! The apocalypse! Yay!)
I actually only visited one church in 2016, and put the banjo in a closet about, oh, 10 months ago. I learned the rolls and got bored. I thought about taking lessons but as with most half-baked ideas, it just didn’t seem worth it.
Because I expect 2017 to be a challenging year (I don’t like one single, solitary thing about our new president), I believe I will track back and read the Bible again. Baby steps.
I wish for you a hope-filled and beautiful ’17. According to this half-baked website, the number 17 in the Bible stands for overcoming the enemy. That could be a good thing, yes?