Posts Tagged ‘ New Years ’

Sow it’s 2014

I’ve been thinking a lot about 2014.  I don’t really love resolutions, but this year I really think I need some.  As I’ve been looking back over the last two years, I’ve realized that those were years of reaping for me.  They were years of celebration, of fruits of my labor, of “it’s finally happening”.  I got my first full time job.  I graduated from college.  I married the girl I’ve been dreaming about.  We bought a house.

These major changes did not happen because of fate or chance;  they happened because I worked towards them with patience and diligence.  I went to school for 5 1/2 years.  I was patient and kind waiting for Megan to see that I am the man she can’t live without ;).  I had to sow something to one day reap the benefits.  It is occurring to me now that it is time to sow again.  It is time for hard work.  It is time to fast not feast.

As I look at 2014, I think of this song.  I want to sow these words into my life.  I want the chorus and bridge to wash over me as I work the fields of my heart and my life.  In my marriage. In my career.  In my friendships.  I want these words to fall like rain on the seed that will grow and one day nourish me.


So I will call upon Your name
And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise
My soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine


Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders
Let me walk upon the waters
Wherever You would call me
Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander
And my faith will be made stronger
In the presence of my Savior


New Years

It’s the first few hours of 2011. I have one big year to live. It’s all shiny and new. It’s still got that new year smell. The edges are nice and stiff, not bent like they will be soon enough.

It’s actually a bit scary. It’s so empty, and I have to fill all of it with life. I have to find the meaning in each day. I have to make every second count. I have to live every moment like it’s my last. At least that’s what all of those New Years’ cliches lead me to believe.

It’s not that I don’t want those things. It’s that the whole thing is a bit daunting. I’ll only get one 2011. What am I going to do with it?

Now would be the time when I make my list, my resolutions, my plans. But I’ve grown so tired of my plans not panning out. I change. Circumstances change. Everything usually ends in disappointment.

So my only New Years resolution is to go with the flow. Loosen my grip on life. Let it take me where it will. And all of that other hippie mumbo jumbo.

I guess my only real choice is to take it one day at a time [so cheesy].