New beginnings….

I could just kick myself…..I was listening to “The Message” earlier, Sirius XM Radio’s Pop/Rock Christian station, and the DJ said something really profound yet so simple, I couldn’t even fathom how I had not thought of it earlier. that was my initial reaction, and now it’s my reaction again, because I can’t recall exactly what she said (My memory has been really bad since my surgery, though my wife will tell you I was an airhead already)!!


So I’m in the car, and I’m going through my mind about how lousy I’ve been about getting to mass and praying otherwise for the past 5 or so months. True, I was down with a ruptured L5,  and the Cajun Princess has been REALLY sick, but still, I feel guilty about missing Mass and about being lax in my Rosary intentions, Liturgy of the Hours and whatnot. I try, I really, really do, but I have been through a proverbial dry spell for the past 1/2 of the year. But I digress, I was in the car kicking myself when the DJ said that if you haven’t had the life you thought you were going to have, if you hadn’t lived the life you had intended to live, that the dawn of a new year was upon us, and instead of making ridiculous proclamations about this resolution, and that resolution, you should start by taking time to talk to God. Doesnt have to be hours upon hours she said, just a little here and there.


I had never thought of it in that way before, and so I pulled the car over, pulled out my journal (I’ll get into that in a little while), and started writing down a plan, and this is what I’ve come up with so far… Confession: At least once a month, hopefully I can make it the same time of the month every time, but Im not gonna be that picky at first. Prayer: 5 Minutes when I wake up, 5 minutes at lunch and 5 minutes before I go to bed…. 15 minutes total, who can’t spare 15 minutes a day for God?!?! Books: I am going to finish all the spiritual books I have purchased over the past few years, one at a time. I have at least 6 to read (and that’s just what I can see from my desk). I figure I’ll incorporate this one into my nightly prayer schedule.Read a few pages, and pray about it. Not bad so far, huh? I’m also going to find a way to keep up my schedule with scouting, AND attend Knights of Columbus functions as well, all the while not incurring the wrath of my lovely wife. I figure if I can take just 3 things from certain aspects of my life, (work, family, health and spiritual) and not paint too grand of a scene, I may actually be able to achieve some stability and positive movement in 2011!!


~ by keystone28 on 12/31/2010.

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