Thursday, December 31, 2015

Wrapping Up 2015

My goodness! Is it December 31 already? Where did the rest of October go? Where did November go? Where did the whole year go?

I'm not quite sure, but I know I'm happy to have made it through another year without any major crises, disasters, emergencies, or upheavals. Thanks be to God for a little ordinariness, and to be perfectly honest, a bit of dullness. As I sometimes say half jokingly, "Dull is good." Especially if it means the alternative is crises, disasters, emergencies, or upheavals. As I also say, "Nobody was arrested, nobody died, and nothing caught fire or exploded recently."

I was looking back through the blog entries last night, and I noticed a long list of resolutions or goals that I wanted to accomplish in 2014. As I feared I might, I failed miserably at accomplishing every one of them. In 2014 I didn't even bother to make a list of resolutions for 2015, and I think I'll keep that trend going for 2016. I do have some things I hope to accomplish, but I'll keep them to myself, make no hard and fast promises, and keep them small and manageable if I possibly can.

We will see what 2016 brings. May God in His merciful providence keep us free from all needless trouble and worry, but if and when trouble does come, may he give us the grace and courage to face our troubles according to His most holy will, and in imitation of His Son our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

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