Time is relative. The older you get, the faster it seems to go.
In a glance back through my Facebook posts, I see that not much has changed in the past twelve months. 2012 was not a banner year for me, but it wasn’t the worst of my years. There were births and deaths, changes and things that stayed the same. God continues to bless my life with good friends, and for all the ups and downs I wouldn’t trade places with anyone.
My goals for 2012 were as follows:
- Keep up with the Bible verse memorization.
- Knit at least six pairs of socks.
- Write a journal entry daily.
To the first – I freely admit that I am terrible at verse memorization. I can memorize music up, down, and sideways, but straight memorization of anything else has never been my strong point. For some reason, this has been a particular stumbling block for me. Out of this, however, has come a more dedicated reading of the Bible – perhaps God limits my ability in this fashion in order to lead me back into reading His word more often. I’m still working on the memorization, but it isn’t easy.
To the second…yeah, that didn’t happen. The same pair of socks I started at the beginning of last year sits in my workbasket, unfinished. Granted, it’s been in time-out for a rather long time, since I need the recipient to try them on AGAIN (I ripped out the heel no less than six times before getting really frustrated with it). He’s home with his family again for a couple weeks, so I’ve got that set as a priority.
And as to the third…I must admit that my track record on journaling is poor. However, I’ve been blogging for several years, and although there have been sparse periods, I am still here. If Facebook counts, then yes, I journal every day, but those aren’t always what I would consider deep thoughts. A gem appears every now and again, though.
My goals for 2013? I think to continue working on strengthening my faith. To fully read the book of Romans (and then continue on through the works of Paul) – I mean with a good study as opposed to the surface reading usually given to it from a lot of Bible studies. To continue with my knitting and singing and photography, and to be as good a friend to all as I can.
For everything else, well, we’ll just see where God leads. A blessed 2013 to all.