As I think about new year’s resolutions and commitments, I have two that I will attempt. One is a modification of Lee Iron‘s excellent suggested reading plans for the Greek New Testament (click on the link). Given the craziness of this 2015 with my finishing the WUNT monograph in the next few months, I think trying to read the GNT in one year is just not going to work. But if you take Lee Iron’s 2-year plan, ignore the dates, and just check off all the Pauline texts as you get through them one at a time, I believe a modest goal for myself to read through (again) all of the Pauline letters is a reachable new year’s resolution for 2015.
|Our making Korean dumplings at home on New Year’s Eve
for a traditional dish called dduk-gook (a dumpling+rice cake soup)
Finally, this is not really a resolution as much as a spiritual tradition in the Lee family household to pick a Bible text as a the key verse of the year. Mine is Psalm 23:1 – “The Lord is my shepherd, and I lack for nothing.” Personally, I want 2015 to be a year when, no matter how tough life gets, no matter the unexpected challenges thrown my way, in the end all I need is to abide in Christ and follow with reckless abandon the Chief Shepherd who has shown himself faithful, time and time again.
May you all experience the joy of having Christ and therefore lacking in not one thing this 2015.