New Year's Resolutions
The end of a year also marks the beginning of a new one. Many take the opportunity during the New Year to make resolutions or set up goals for the upcoming year. Some resolutions are all too common: losing weight, save money, spend more time doing hobbies. Often times these resolutions are broken and forgotten until the next year comes, only to see them make the same resolutions again. Although from time to time we make fun of these resolutions, it is a good time to reflect on ourselves and be honest about our experiences, strengths, and even some of our shortcomings.
Here, at University Lutheran Chapel, some people took the opportunity to reflect on the upcoming year and make some New Year's Resolutions to guide them into a closer relationship with God. Some of our Sextons share their goals for 2017:
"My spiritual goal for the year is to return to the basic elements for my religion: the Ten Commandments and the Sacraments. It is easy to "move on" from the core beliefs and study more abstract stuff, but these beliefs are the foundation of the Christian Faith. For me, I think 2017 will be a return to simplicity." - Megan Lonsinger
"This year, I really want to get a good routine down that makes spending time with God and the Bible as a priority." - Sydney Richter
As some look outward to find strength into completing their goals and resolutions, it is also important to look into the soul and make sure that year by year we look to nurture it.