As many of you may be reflecting back upon the last year and looking forward to the coming year, I offer you this excellent article to reflect upon: Top Five Regrets of the Dying. Think about what is really important to you, and where you may need to let go of things that aren’t so important.

That being said, I did make a resolution this year: a writer’s one. I’m not going to be upset if I don’t accomplish it, but it’s a goal I’ve set for myself to keep me going in the “write” direction (pun intended).

120,000 words for the year. That’s 10,000 words a month, or a little over 300 words a day. Writer Anne Lamott recommends in Bird by Bird that one write 300 words a day. I’ve been talking about writing for years, and I go through spurts, but I am not very good at finishing things. One reason I like this blog and I began blogging on the lectionary a few years ago was to keep myself writing, and to keep myself in tune with the preaching year, especially now that I am no longer in the pulpit every Sunday. It is easy to get out of habit, so this resolution is to keep me writing.

Blessings to you as we close 2011 and prepare for 2012. I will be offering more of my retreat resources soon online–I had hoped to begin offering online sessions this past fall, but that didn’t happen. Instead, I hope to offer some of the resources for your use at your own leisure soon, and to continue to offer in-person retreats for congregations and groups.

Rev. Mindi

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