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Chaplain’s Corner: resolutions, anyone?

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Bethany Village‘s Pastor Bob Ashburn reflects on the new year.

2013 is coming soon, and many people have the tradition of making resolutions about how they will change in the New Year. What about you? What about me?

I want to make a New Year’s Resolution to lose weight in 2013. I want to make a New Year’s Resolution to do more writing in 2013. Will I make these resolutions? Will I succeed with them? Honestly, I don’t want to make these resolutions public (notice my phrasing above) because then others will see whether I’ve succeeded or failed in accomplishing these resolutions. This is especially true since all the statistics show that the vast majority of people who make resolutions do not succeed in accomplishing what they set out to change in their lives! I don’t want to be seen as someone who can’t follow through, so I just might not make any resolutions this year.

But then, will I ever change for the better? Will I ever lose weight? Will I ever do more writing? Will I miss the opportunity of the New Year?

These are tough questions and I do not want to miss opportunities. So I will make a resolution, but I won’t tell anyone about it. And I will work really hard to change for the better.

Written by Bethany Lutheran Village

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