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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.


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Living Out Loud: Becoming both Martha and Mary

Living Out Loud: Becoming both Martha and Mary

Monica A. Coleman

This year, I resolve to be a little more like Martha and a little more like Mary.

Discovering the Sacred: How to Nurture an Authentic Spirituality in the New Year

Discovering the Sacred: How to Nurture an Authentic Spirituality in the New Year

Lori Deschene

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 Fallacy of the

The Fallacy of the "Yummy Mummy"

Elizabeth Duffy

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.

New Year's Transformation

New Year's Transformation

Bruce Epperly

Try these spiritual affirmations drawn from the Bible to renew your mind and heart in the New Year.

Working from January Cold to Summer Beachbody

Working from January Cold to Summer Beachbody

Carl Gregg

What are your plans in 2012 for a more embodied spirituality that incorporates spirit, mind, and body?

January's Comfort: Reflections on Genesis 1: 1-15

January's Comfort: Reflections on Genesis 1: 1-15

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.

Eating Well as a Spiritual Discipline

Eating Well as a Spiritual Discipline

Paula Huston

Award-winning author and spiritual director Paula Huston on her journey toward virtuous eating.

The Young Christian's Guide to Sex at Seminary

The Young Christian's Guide to Sex at Seminary

Rob Moll

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?

Looking Back, Looking Ahead

Looking Back, Looking Ahead

Elizabeth Nordquist

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!

Make it a Double: Thirsting for Life and Faith after Breast Cancer

Make it a Double: Thirsting for Life and Faith after Breast Cancer

Sheron Patterson

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.

New Year, New Beginnings

New Year, New Beginnings

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.

Praying Our Way Back to Wellness

Praying Our Way Back to Wellness

Cash Peters

Many times the single biggest obstacle to getting well is the fact that we don't believe we can.

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