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  1. Jeff Walton
    January 1, 2010 @ 12:45 pm

    Resolutions occasionally work. Eight years ago I made the resolution to learn how to swim laps, and I’m now doing two-mile lake swims. This year’s resolution is different: learn about and develop an appreciation for scotch. I’ve always thought it tasted like rubbing alcohol, but I’m determined to try to like it.

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  2. Mary Vinson
    January 4, 2010 @ 6:33 am

    Jeff, this resolution made me laugh! Thanks for that and good luck with this one…..

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  3. Phyllis Kelley
    January 4, 2010 @ 5:46 pm

    I have 2 resolutions this year: To become much more patient and to be a great listener! When I told my husband about these he responded, “Those sound like great ideas!” to which my 21 yr old son replied, “For you, Dad or for her?” Two days later I was ‘going on’ about someone parking on the wrong side of our very narrow street. My husband said, “Weren’t you going to be more tolerant?” Hmmmm – let me ponder the implications of that statement!
    Praying for strength through the power of the Holy Spirit to bear good fruit that will last:)

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  4. Kristen Terry
    January 4, 2010 @ 9:40 pm

    One of my goals for the new year is to memorize the Nicene Greed, Prayer of Confession and the Prayer of Humble Access. Hoping to get away from reading them off the screen and move closer towards speaking them from my heart.

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  5. Erica C.
    January 19, 2010 @ 10:41 am

    Kristen, that’s awesome. I love the resolutions/goals that add something valuable to our lives. There is plenty that we need to sluff off, but it’s so much easier to do when we’re putting on good things.

    As for my own sluffing, I haven’t purchased a starbucks latte this year. Typically, I probably would’ve had almost 10 or so already under my belt by now (if I wore a belt, it would probably thank me). I’m not sure I’m looking to stop buying starbucks for the whole year, but I do think it would be wise to cut the $4 beverage from my expenses until …say my credit card is paid off.

    I’ve also been looking to add at least 10 min. of silent reflection to my day. I’m trying not to turn on noise makers at every opportunity and am reminding myself to sometimes shut off the radio in the car to invite quiet moments where God just might meet me in the mundane.

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