Unfortunately, this story is not simply my own. I've met many people who, as the hours drew closer to New Years, only seemed to be down on themselves about how they lived their past twelve months. If I could put part of Romans 7 in the past tense for this situation, I’m sure it’d go something like this: I didn’t do the things that I wanted to do in 2009, but I happened to do all the things that I didn’t want to get caught up in! Instead of doing what I wanted to do, which was serving God
Goals aside, I’ve really been enjoying myself! I had so much fun fellowshipping with my friend Alisha at Soul in Bloom and another sister in Christ on New Year’s Day. My siblings and I also got to spend half the day with my older sister and her husband, and of course that was an awesome time (especially since we ate chicken and waffles, yummy delicious!). Then, after having a truly blessed time in church on Sunday, I got to practice driving the car with my dad! (Yes, another one of my goals for the year is to get my license and be driving myself around! ...and yes, I know I’m later at this than most, hehe.) There were very few close calls, and I don’t remember ever seeing my dad clench his fist against the door in fear! (Then again, I was focused on the road…) Oh, and a fresh batch of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, using a recipe I got from Elise at simplyrecipes.com, was the perfect ending to the weekend and beginning of this week.