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resolved. to live with all my might, while i do live.

this is my guiding resolution for this year. all the other lesser resolutions and goals and projects and endeavors will spring from this.

i want to live with all my might in 2016. be bold. laugh loudly. shine brightly. feel deeply. give generously. i will not allow myself to become lackluster or dull or listless. i want to pursue my passions and chase my dreams. i want to be fearless. to take risks. i want to be present. i want to savor. more leisurely meals. more date nights. more dance parties. more play. more art. more donuts. more adventures. i want to seek out ways to give liberally and show charity. i want to build up. to inspire. i want to create. i want to learn. to grow. to expand. to be filled with christ and pour out to others. i want to go deeper. i want to be authentic. to be vulnerable. i want to come alongside.

i want to love better. my savior. my husband. my children. my family. my friends. my neighbors. i want to enjoy the pleasures of this life and store up treasures for the life hereafter. i want to point people to christ. soli Deo gloria.

faithful. dedicated. persevering. endeavoring. bold. caring. careful. gracious. prudent.

romans 12:9-21

let love be genuine. abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. love one another with brotherly affection. outdo one another in showing honor. do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality. bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. live in harmony with one another. do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. never be wise in your own sight. repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. if possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.  beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written,“vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” to the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.