January 6, 2022

Military Members are used to change.  Whether it is uniforms, team members, or duty stations, the only thing that is constant is change.  So the change from one year to another is not necessarily a big deal.   

New Year does, however, have a unique component.  As the year changes, resolutions are often made as to how we intend to improve our lives in the dawning new year.  For many, though, resolutions are just something that go in one year and come out the other.   

I therefore made 5 reasonable resolutions for myself for 2022: 

1) Make vanilla pudding for lunch.  Put in a mayo jar.  Eat in public.
2) Hire two private investigators.  Get them to follow each other.
Run into different stores, ask what year it is.  When someone answers, yell “It worked!” and then run out of the store cheering.
Lose weight by hiding it somewhere no one can find it.
Pay more attention to detail. 

In all seriousness, let me offer this nobler list of possible resolutions: 

  1. Pray more for our Nation, its leaders, and its Military 
  2. Look for more ways to show our families and friends how much they mean to us 
  3. Stay Strong 
  4. Never Give Up 
  5. Be Grateful 
  6. Stay Humble 
  7. Be Kind 
  8. Keep Smiling

We can be encouraged by the words God said to Isaiah,

Do not cling to events of the past or dwell on what happened long ago.  Watch for the new thing I am going to do.  It is happening already-you can see it now! I will make a road through the wilderness and give you streams of water there (Isaiah 43:18-19). 

One other great resolution is to spend 75 days in the Word of God, devoting 15-20 minutes a day to achieving that.  Visit our online store to order your free copy of the Military Bible Challenge, or to complete the challenge online.   

Almighty God, a New Year, a new hope, a chance for change is upon me  Give me the courage and determination to live my life in such a way that others can see You in me.  Amen.