HOW TO GROW IN A NEW YEAR
Whether your calendar begins on January 1 or at another traditional time, a new year is a time to make a break, welcome change, and embrace renewal. As Patheos writers and bloggers show in these new year reflections, that doesn't mean fad diets and financial schemes. It means living into lasting change and discovering what change is for.
Monica A. Coleman
This year, I resolve to be a little more like Martha and a little more like Mary.
What do you hold sacred, as greater than any one life? And how can you honor that to connect with yourself and other people a little every day?
The start of a New Year has many of us itching for better habits and a better physique. The urge to makeover can be a very good thing, as long as we remember to whom we belong.
Try these spiritual affirmations drawn from the Bible to renew your mind and heart in the New Year.
What are your plans in 2012 for a more embodied spirituality that incorporates spirit, mind, and body?
John C. Holbert
The first Sunday of Epiphany offers to us the grand curtain raiser of Genesis 1:1-5. No words could be brighter than these as we peer into the gloom of January.
Award-winning author and spiritual director Paula Huston on her journey toward virtuous eating.
Why bother to resolve to do better each year, to "gain victory" over sin, when our bodies seem hardwired to make the task almost impossible?
This year I have had some profound experiences of healing from past wounds, of God's providence in putting me the right place at the right time, of the creative breezes of the Spirit sparking my imagination. For these I am profoundly grateful!
While I do not like the recurring nature of cancer, I do like the recurring nature of God. Wherever I am in the cancer battle, God is there too.
Christine Valters Paintner
More people are taking the celebration of New Year's as a time for reflection on what has gone before and for listening to their longing for what lies ahead. Here is a guide to celebrating the New Year in meaningful ways.
Many times the single biggest obstacle to getting well is the fact that we don't believe we can.