Every year since 2002 I have had to write some kind of a “Spiritual Autobiography.” Each year in Seminary I had to write something like this (at least once) and since graduating I’ve had to write something like this every year for the North Indiana Conference as a part of the ordination process. In a lot of ways they’re a pain in the butt! This morning I just finished my 2007 update though and am relieved to have it finished – now I just have to write two chapters worth of responses to theological questions and a Bible study to submit to the Board of Ordained Ministry. Honestly, I can’t get all of this done soon enough!
Anyway, writing “Spiritual Autobigraphy 2007″ this morning allowed me to spend some time reflecting back on my Christmas Resolutions. It has been a great last month and 2007 seems off to a great start. The process of blogging has been a great one for me as it has forced me to organize and process my thoughts. It has also been fun to reconnect with old friends.
Specifically regarding my resolutions: I have spent more time at my favorite coffee shop reading, writing, and visiting with friends, more time reading, and less time watching tv. A workout this afternoon or tomorrow will mean three weeks in a row when I’ve had three good workouts. And the change of eating habits has been going quite well too. I’ve brought my carb intake down to between 20-30 grams per day and have seen great results. My energy is great, I am eating a lesser quantity of food thanks to the increased protein, and I have lost approximately 15 pounds in a little more than three weeks.
So, life is good. And these Christmas Resolutions have lasted longer than any New Year’s resolutions I ever made! Again, life is good!