New Years' resolutions sometimes crumble within a couple of days. Here's some encouragement and helpful hints on how lowering the expectations we have of ourselves may enable us to stay closer to Christ and accomplish more—like working out and sleeping.
Of Goals and Grace
"Did you make any New Year's resolutions?" my friend Jill asked me when we were at my friend's New Year's Eve party.
"Yes, I've decided to try to get to bed earlier in the evenings," I responded, adding that I have the unfortunate tendency of getting a second wind toward the end of the night.
"So, you're saying you want to spend more of this year asleep?" she teased.
I laughed, then explained, "It's not like I want to sleep to avoid being awake. It's just that after ten days of great sleep at my parents' place over the holidays, I'm reminded of how much better I function when well rested. And frankly," I added, "it just seems a lot more attainable than all ...