Southern Man

Monday, January 01, 2007

Resolutions for 2007

'Tis the season to make the obligatory list of New Year's resolutions. One of mine is to select a handful of verses and try to live them out as best I can. One of these is fairly popular this time of year:

And Jesus grew in wisdom and in stature, and found favor with God and man - Luke 2:52

As guided by this verse, Southern Man resolves:

To grow in wisdom as best he can by talking less and listening more;

To grow in knowledge by gaining (and in some cases re-gaining) some semblance of the musical skills he once posessed and by beginning to learn a foreign language;

To grow in stature by continuing his current diet and exercise plan with the dual goals of gaining physical strength and losing the last few pounds that still hang over his belt;

To grow in financial stability by continuing to implement his seven-step plan;

To find favor with his family by finally confronting long-supressed issues from his marriage, by working to rebuild relationships with his children and his ex, and by maintaining good lines of communication with the rest of his extended family.

To find favor with friends both old and new;

To find favor with God through prayer, devotions, study, and church.


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