Sunday, January 01, 2006
A New Year
It's a good day! The first day of the week and the first day of a new year. A good time to reflect on the year just passed and plan for the year to come. Looking back, I realize I fell short of several goals. I can do better. However, I did accomplish some of what I had hoped to. Last year it was on my heart to find a way to help those in need; to find a way to serve others. Little did I know last January that I would be able to serve others through my knitting. But, last spring I read about The Preemie Project and decided to become a volunteer. Working for the little babies has been a blessing in my life. I know it is a way I can serve others for many years to come.
This year, I have a strong desire to share the Bible with others in a way I haven't done before. I have taught Sunday school classes (3 year olds) for about 15 years. I have truly enjoyed sharing the Bible with this age group. And yes, they really are old enough to learn of God's love. But, now I would like to help adults learn more about the Bible. To start with, I'm going to work with the Free Home Bible Study ministry. I'm excited to see what God has in store for me with this work.
I would also like to become more faithful in my Bible reading and to read the whole Bible in 2006. It's easier to do than you might think. There are many reading schedules available and Bibles set up just for that purpose. I'm reading from the One Year Bible which is divided into 365 daily readings. Each day there is a portion of the Old Testament, the New Testament, Psalms and Proverbs. This way works best for me. Last year I tried reading from a chronological set up, but got bogged down somewhere in Leviticus or Numbers. I'm not going to do that again this year.
I have knitting goals too. I want to try some Fair-Isle knitting and try to figure out spinning with a drop spindle. I definitely will continue to knit for The Preemie Project. The needles are empty and open to all kinds of possibilities!
Who can say what 2006 will bring? Joy? Sorrow? I'm glad I don't know. There are sure to be big changes in my life this year with my youngest graduating and heading for college. I will try to take each day as it comes. As Jesus said, "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself." Matthew 6:34
Happy New Year!