Resolution Broken

I made one resolution this new year.

And it took me all of one day to break it.

I’ve made some weird resolutions over the years. In 2007, I resolved to go without fried foods, desserts, and Mountain Dew. But amid full time ministry, grad school, moving homes, and a pregnancy full of turbulence that winter / spring, I think I made it all of six weeks. If you know my predilection for Dew, you’ll realize what a gargantuan accomplishment that was. In ’08, I made a commitment that became something more than a resolution: I sought to do only those things that were compelled by the love of God. I failed miserably here, too, but the failing was transformative. I’ve never really shared much of that year long journey, except to say that it afforded me a slight glimpse of the enormity of God’s love that we’re called to live into. Needless to say, that’s more of a lifetime focus than a one year resolution.

This year, I wanted to do something simple, attainable, yet significant. I love writing, but I find it hard to carve out the time to do so. But when I do, it’s good for me. Helps me think. Helps me breathe. So, my resolution was to write something — anything — each day of 2010. I’m planning on using this blog as the primary forum for said writing. 365 days, 365 posts.

Except that yesterday I wasn’t around my computer very much and when I was online, I was busy reading set lists from recent Avett Brothers concerts.

But starting today, I will write. Every day. Probably.

Some days it may be an in-depth post; I’ll continue my Sermon on the Mount series, which I’m really excited about. Other days, it’ll probably be lighter fare; with LOST and American Idol back on the air in the next few weeks, I’ll be providing my weekly recaps and ruminations. And, of course, I’ll be writing a lot about what I’ll be listening to in the coming months. In the end, I’ll just be excited if I can write on a more consistent basis.

Looking forward to the journey.

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