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Nope. Not Going To Do It.


Oh sure. I have New Year’s Resolutions in my head. But this year, I am not going to put pen to paper. I’m not even going to dwell on those things in my head.

They will not get my time. I don’t want to be anybody else. I don’t even want to be a different kind of me.

There is only one thing to do, one necessary thing:


I simply want to bring Him joy by being more of who He made me to be.

I will consciously give Him reign. He’s going to come to me in the Eucharist more often, and in turn, I am going to render all of myself back to Him. Doesn’t that sound like the makings of a very good year?

2014 was a pilot year for this. And look at what a great year that turned out to be! So, I’m renewing the contract. Let’s do Season Two now.

I can do this. Yes, this I can do. There’s really very little chance for failure. I get to be me. And He gets the glory.

Somewhere, deep inside, I have always wanted to just be me, to find the little girl again, to let myself feel the joy, the determination, the creativity, the spiritual stretch each morning and evening and in-between-time.

“Few people trustingly give themselves completely to the Lord, and that’s just plain sad,” says Fr. Michael E Gaitley in his new book Consoling the Heart of Jesus.

Well, by God, not me. I’m officially making just one resolution again this year.

  1. I belong to Jesus Christ.

Woot! Woot!

Bring it on.


Bring it on!

2 Comments Post a comment
  1. Perfectly said, as usual. “Few people trustingly give themselves completely to the Lord, and that’s just plain sad,” what a powerful encouragement for 2015! Thanks, Denise!

    December 30, 2014
  2. Laura #

    I agree Denise! Glad to see you are enjoying “Consoling the Heart of Jesus,” I loved it!

    December 30, 2014

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