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Friday, January 04, 2008


from Sally and RevGalBlogPals, new year resolutions friday 5

1. Do you make New Year resolutions?

laid out some plans and aspirations for 2008. but that doesn't quite answer Sally, so i'll say technically i really don't and never really have (made new year's resolutions). however, i like being aware of some kind of demarcations and distinctions between that old year and this new one.

2. Is this something you take seriously, or is it a bit of fun?

one of the reasons i don't often resolve much for any new year is that i tend to take everything seriously, but for fun i enjoy eating traditional new year's food (which i didn't do for 2008, since i was out of town), especially pickled herring and hoppin' john.

3. Share one goal for 2008.

constantly living 'as if'—always, in every day and way, to practice resurrection, to quote Wendell Berry, and as Sheryl Crow sings, "these are the days when anything goes—every day is a winding (yet open!) road..."

4. Money is no barrier, share one wild/ impossible dream for 2008

globally wild: obliterate world hunger

more home frontally wild: better all-over care for returning and especially disabled military veterans

5. Someone wants to publish a story of your year in 2008, what will the title of that book be?

given that i expect 2008 to be far better than 2007, it'll be called practicing resurrection along life's winding road (kind of dumb, i know, but it's already 8:15 am)


Mrs. M said...

Ditto on the veterans. There's a movie coming out (Stop Loss) that addresses some of the issues. I saw the preview, and don't think I could handle the movie.

"PS" (a.k.a. purple) said...

I have always liked W. Berry's view of practice resurrection. There are alot of resurrection images in your post.

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

seriously the title is not lame. good stuff.

and yeah the better places of recovery & helping transitions of vets returning home... jeepers is that needed! for them. for us. for their families. for the body of christ... (sigh)

again good, seriously good title.

Jan said...

Wiping out world hunger would be a gift for all. It would change many things.

Practicing resurrection is truly the way to live. . . .thanks.

T said...

Hey Leah Sophia! Hope you are having a good 2008! Life here is alright. I am now sick with the stomach flu! YUCK! Guess its better to get it over with than get it later. How was your holiday? Good I hope! Have a good day! I'm off to bed again!