Monday, January 2, 2012


Yesterday, I resolved to not set an alarm, and watch the Rose Parade in my pajamas. Check! 2012 is off to a great start, I've already kept two resolutions.

I hate New Year's resolutions. I'm terrible at keeping them, and then when I don't keep them, I feel terrible about myself. However, I recently had been thinking I'd like to pick up blogging again. I'm not going to resolve to blog more, but if I did say something like "I resolve to blog more in 2012 than I did in 2011," it would be a pretty darn easy resolution to keep. 2011's post total here on Rebecca's Miscellanies? A whopping 18. On the other hand, one of my blogging friends mentioned a while ago that my blogging had once inspired her, and that's probably what started my thinking about getting back to blogging. That was around Thanksgiving, and it's taken me this long just to blog about thinking about blogging.

The other thing I'm "not" resolving to do is memorize scripture this year. As in, on a schedule, with a strategy and accountability and everything. After I signed up with the disclaimer that I am usually really bad at follow through, I was hugely relieved when someone else signed up and not only made the same disclaimer, but used nearly the exact same words: "notorious for quitting." I know. Try not to be bowled over by my confidence, OK? But if you are interested in checking it out, the details are over on a blog my friend Megan set up. Actually, the best part about this is that you get to pick your own verses, and they can be short, and it's only 2 verses a month. My first choice is Ephesians 3:20-21 (NIV). I "kind of" know this passage, but decided to make a point of committing it to memory.
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
So, here we are 2012. What will this year bring? If nothing else, the three of you still subscribed to my blog might have a little more to read, and hopefully I'll have strengthened my scripture muscle a bit. It's starting to sound like I've made myself some resolutions.

(And for the record, I'm already 5.3% of the way to meeting my goal of blogging more in 2012.)

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  1. Yay! I'm excited to be inspired by you again this year! And so glad to hear that I am not the only one with a little trepidation for the scripture memorizing challenge!

  2. Glad to see you write. Of course your whopping 18 posts, exceeds my whopping 7 posts!! Terrible! I really have no desire to blog anymore, but so enjoy to look back and see some of the cute things the kids said (and they enjoy it too). For that reason alone, I should get back to it. It's fun to see how we've journied through life, and hopefully learned and grown. Happy New Year!! Love you.

  3. Yay! You're back. And am I the someone else? Or is there another one of us who has a problem with not quitting? :o)

  4. I'm glad you're back. I always love reading what you write!