It's really intriguing how often my New Year's Resolution for the month has paralleled my actual life. Actually, it would be more accurate to say that my life has paralleled my resolutions, as I will explain.
I say it is intriguing, because I choose my monthly New Year's Resolutions at the beginning of the year - meaning most of them are chosen substantially before my life catches up to them and shows me why I was prompted to choose them in the first place. I would say that each year I have been pursuing this resolution format, there have been at least two months where the resolution is so spot-on for the events of the month that I simply must conclude that my mind was inspired to structure my resolutions for the year in such a way as to be working on those specifics traits at the very time I would need most to be focused on them.
This has been one such month.
"To set my heart less upon the things of the world" has been . . . challenging . . . to say the least. We probably have had a higher number of unique opportunities to internalize this resolution this month than at any time in the last few years. In fact, it might not be hyperbole to say that there has been a unique combination of opportunities this month that, in a real way, has been more all-encompassing than perhaps at any other time in our lives - and it's not over yet.
In that vein, I simply want to ask anyone who reads my blog regularly (or anyone else who reads this post) to keep us in your prayers. We are OK. In fact, we are more than OK. We simply need insight and clarity with regard to a few things still.
We appreciate it greatly.
The Apricot Tree
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