Liz Benigno

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New Year's resolutions.  I know, I know. It's now trendy not to make them. Too much pressure, and self-shaming when they go incomplete. But, I don't care. I love New Year resolutions.  I like the way they make me feel.  All fresh and new and hopeful. And who doesn't love a list of "to-dos"? This girl does! So here we go. I resolve (or more accurately 'will try'):

*to move my body with some kind of sweating involved 3 times a week.

*to learn how to properly apply eye shadow.

*to find and keep a signature scent (my mom used to spray her perfume on letters and then send them. My kids always loved to smell Emmie in the mailbox).

*to write more. 

The truer more important list includes better using my gifts and talents to love God and his people. At the end of 2016 I want to know I made a difference to someone somewhere. And that my good and gracious God is pleased. I have no idea what's on this list but, God already does. I want to be ready with a shoulder to cry on, a home cooked meal, the late night call, money given, money spent, truths that encourage, admonish and offer hope. And when he nudges me to serve I resolve to respond.

I'll keep you posted! What are your 2016 resolutions?

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.  Ephesians 2:10