New Year's Resolution

That's what I want to do this year. 

And every year, for that matter, 
but let's take it one step at a time. 

This year I want to choose love
In EVERY situation. 

LOVE God. 
LOVE my husband. 
LOVE my family and friends. 
LOVE my students. 
LOVE my co-workers. 
LOVE my body and my health. 

What will "choosing love" look like? 
I'm not entirely sure. 
I'm excited and scared of the prospects.

What does it look like to choose love
when I'm on the brink of an argument with my husband?
What does it mean to choose love
in a classroom of rambunctious ESL students?
What does choosing love look like
with my Bible-reading, my prayer time,
my eating habits, my money-spending, and my time schedule?

I intend to find out.
And I hope to be able to document
my experiences here at Ferial-Shmerial.

I'm also asking for your help.
Would you keep me accountable?
Ask me how my choices to love are going.
And won't you join me?
Let's make the choice to love.

"Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, 
clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience...
 And over all these virtues put on love, 
which binds them all together in perfect unity."
-  Colossians 3:12,14



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