About New Years resolutions

Though there were joy and happiness and glimpses of good fortune in it, 2014 was not one of my best years. I got divorced, and I moved out of a nice flat in town and was supposed to move into another flat in the countryside, but got stuck in limbo in my daughters guest room, where I still reside until somebody (anybody) comes and does what’s needed in the new flat. So far I’ve been waiting for 5 month.

It’s a nice guestroom, not too big, and with a door that comes in handy when the dogs want to visit me – they just bang their heads against it, and the door opens.

Living here I’ve once again realized that I’m not the minimalistic type. I like having my flowers and candles and knickknacks around me, plus my books and computers and everything else I might need all the sudden, and somehow that clashes with the 8-9 square meters I have to work with.

It also drives me crazy to know that all my furniture and everything else I own is standing in an unheated barn, molding away, while I’m waiting for Godot, instead of it coming to good use in my new flat with living room, bedroom, dining room, office, guestroom, bath, kitchen and pantry.

2014 was about waiting, and that was okay, but I think that 2015 has to be about doing, so I will give those handy men one more week to get here and do their work, and if they haven’t been here on Friday, I will have a serious talk with my landlord to hear, if he will let me do the work myself.

That’s my first new year’s resolution.

My second resolution is to get back to post on my blog every day.

I do write every day, but for the last two months or so, I’ve only added new blog posts 3 or 4 times a week. There is no excuse for it, maybe except that November and December were crazy work wise and that I chose to be with my family instead of sitting behind my computer during the holidays.

But – it’s a new year and a new start, and I can do it, so from now on you can expect one blog post a day from me.

My third and final new year’s resolution is to travel more and meet more people and to fill my life with happiness, and to get better at taking pictures and drawing. Okay, it sounds like many resolutions in one, but those things somehow belong together in my head and they would really make me happy.

What about you? Do you have any resolutions for 2015?

 

 

 

 

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4 thoughts on “About New Years resolutions

  1. IF YOUR ONLY SOURCE FOR TRUTH…..? -BY STEVE FINNELL

    If your only source for truth was the Bible, would you still believe and teach the doctrines you now hold? If you discarded your Bible dictionary, your creed book, your writings of the early church fathers, your denominational statement of faith, your church catechism, your books written about the Bible, your Greek lexicon, your Bible commentaries, and all other sources not authored by God. Can you honestly say you would still reach the same conclusions you now hold about God and His instructions to you?

    IF THE BIBLE WAS YOUR ONLY SOURCE FOR TRUTH WOULD YOU STILL BELIEVE…..?
    1. That it God took billions of years to create the heavens and the earth?
    2. That God predetermined a few to be saved and chose all others to burn in hell?
    3. That water baptism is not essential for the forgiveness of sins?
    4. That God forces certain men to have faith so that they may believe and be saved?
    5. That God proclaimed that sprinkling and pouring water are equal forms of water baptism, along with immersion?
    6. That once men are save they can never be lost?
    7. That it does not make any difference what men believe as long as they are sincere, because we are all going to the same place anyway?
    8. That men can pray to the virgin Mary and other dead saints as mediators on their behalf?
    9. That church teaching overrules what the Bible teaches?
    10. That God is still giving new revelation to men today?
    11. That Jesus is not the only Savior and not the only way to be saved?
    12. That men are saved by grace alone? That God does it all and men have no responsibility to believe, repent, confess, nor be baptized?
    13. That once men become Christians, they can continue in a sinful lifestyle and still go to heaven?
    14. That men are saved the minute they believe?
    15. That the Bible has been mistranslated and filled with errors and contradictions?
    16. That men do not have free-will to accept Jesus as Lord and Savior?
    17. That there are many gods and you can some day be a god?
    18. That salvation by grace alone is God’s doctrine?
    19. That salvation is attained by faith only?
    20. That sins are forgiven before water baptism?

    CAN YOU BELIEVE THESE THINGS WITHOUT RELYING ON EXTRA-BIBLICAL SOURCES?

    THE BIBLE IS THE ONLY SOURCE FOR THE ABSOLUTE TRUTH. WHETHER TO BELIEVE IT, IS A PERSONAL CHOICE.

    YOU ARE INVITED TO FOLLOW MY BLOG. http://steve-finnell.blogspot.com

    • Hi Steve,

      Thank you for the offer but no thank you. On this one I’m with the English actor Maggie Smith, who said: My dear, religion is like a penis. It’s a perfectly fine thing for one to have and take pride in, but when one takes it out and waves it in my face we have a problem.

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