Monday, January 2, 2012

Welcome 2012

Well, Happy New Year, everyone! I can't believe it is actually 2012. I remember being in 5th grade trying to figure out how old I would be in 2000 and having a friend comment that we would all be dead by then (because it was so far away).

Getting older is a wierd thing. I am always surprised at the things my body won't do anymore. It shocks me sometimes to look into the mirror and see the years written on my face.

Getting older, though, is part of God's perfect plan. Hopefully, over the years we spend on this planet, we gain temperance, patience, wisdom, and the ability to love more fully and broadly. How sad it is when instead of gaining these things as we age, we become less loving, more impatience, less tolerant, and more quick to blame and yell.

As 2011 ended and this new year began, I have been thinking a lot about the person I want to become. I want to be a better role model to my son. I want to show him that it is ok to fail. I want to show him that what you do after making mistakes or failing is more important than the actual failure or even success that you acheive.

As much as we dislike it, ,our true character is seen and develops during the difficult times of life, not the easy ones.

This year, I want God to mold me into a better person. There will probably be times I regret this prayer, but I hope that throughout the coming 12 months, God's will, more than my will, will be accomplished in and through my life.


"Jesus went out as usual to the Mount of Olives, and his disciples followed him. On reaching the place, he said to them, “Pray that you will not fall into temptation.” He withdrew about a stone’s throw beyond them, knelt down and prayed, “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” An angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him. And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground." - Luke 22:39-44