Everybody Report In: How Was Your January?

“God has put the offer of salvation in such a way that the whole world can lay hold of it. All men can believe.”

American evangelist, publisher, and founder of Moody Church, Moody Bible Institute, and Moody Publishers,
Dwight L. Moody, was born on this day in 1837. (died 1899)

We’re at the start of the first full week of February and maybe it’s time to check in to see how we did in January.

How did you do with your resolutions? Your goals? Or maybe even your Three Words?

One month, and a little more, into the year I’m not entirely certain I chose the right words.

Flexible. Creative. Concerned.

Flexible has certainly been appropriate. I’m daily adjusting plans and schedules. I’m doing better on the physical flexibility part. For one thing, I’ve been able to put away the cane I started the year with. There’s more work to be done.

I’ve been creative. Well, while I’ve been writing and drawing, I haven’t necessarily produced anything for public consumption. Maybe that’s okay. But, as I write this, I have the text for a new book crying out for edits and illustrations. We’ll get there.

Speaking of which, if you missed the Kirk Children’s Book Festival over the weekend, you can still purchase any (or all) of my books at the link listed below.

I remain concerned about what’s happening in the world. About what is happening in the Middle East. About what is happening with our elections here in the U.S. Just not concerned enough to jump back into the fray. I can pray. I can keep my eyes open. I just can’t spend my time worrying about things I can’t change. Is that a lack of concern? I don’t think so.

What about you?

Several folks I’ve read recently suggest that February should be the real kickoff month. That way when January resolutions fail, we’ve got that second chance. We’ve sort of felt out the year and what it might bring. Maybe so.

There’s no magic in the calendar changing from December 31st to January 1st. We can always start right where we are and make a change, make a new plan, have a fresh start.

It’s okay if you fell off the resolution wagon in January.

Don’t give up. Just pick yourself up and keep going.

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