Wednesday, 25 January 2012
Saturday, 7 January 2012
Alive | Growth | Proactive
This year, I wasn't really thinking about three words as I was struggling to have the mental space or energy to think about it. Then a funny thing happened.
I was thinking about a focus for writing about this year - after last year's eight-thirty project, and the themes of faith, hope and love were really sticking with me. I mentioned this yesterday.
So those three words are going to be my three words for 2012.
To grow in each area. To live in the light of them. To get closer to God in the midst of it all. I even drew a picture.
As Paul wrote in 1 Corinthans 13:13:
"so these three things continue forever: faith, hope, and love. And the greatest of these is love."
or as Eugene Peterson translated it:
"But for right now, until that completeness, we have three things to do to lead us toward that consummation: Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly. And the best of the three is love." Read the whole passage for the context ;->.
Friday, 6 January 2012
It's 2012. But you knew that already. Or maybe it's not and you are reading this from the future. Welcome back.
Welcome, in fact, wherever you are on the space-time continuum.
As I mentioned yesterday, I'm soon about to reach the end of my 365 project over on blipfoto.com/eightthirty. The idea behind the project was to take a photo every day at either 8:30am or 8:30pm. I started on my birthday in 2011 and it's soon to be my birthday in 2012.
A few weeks ago, I decided that while the discipline of taking a photo and writing about it was something I was really enjoying, the original intention had morphed into something else.
I want to write more about faith, hope and love. And the journey of discovering more about these three things. And the tension that exists to live in the light of what I hold to be the eternal nature of these truths.
So my intention is to keep writing. And to keep taking pictures. I'll aim to keep going with eight-thirty. But I will be doing more writing here. On the old blog, 300 posts and counting. I'll be tagging entries with 13-13 (a reference to 1 Corinthians 13 v 13, in case you missed that!).
It's coming towards my new year, and this is one of my goals.
What are yours? Can I help you work towards them?