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2015 Goals

Fresh on the heels of the Vision and the Vow post comes my 2015 goals.  I dare you, dear readers, to challenge me and pray for me as I strive to reach them!

Put the past behind me:
This is a big one.  I've got some baggage that's been weighing me down.  Time to shed those extra emotional pounds!

Be More of the man God wants me to be:
(This is filler, as the goal is rather self-explanatory)

Get into healthy/workout habits:
I'm neither a blob nor a string bean - and I'd rather not be either.  I just want to have a few better habits in terms of my svelte body.  :P

Have a home:
Quite simply, my wife and I are tired of apartments.  Time to be done with them!

Get a flash fiction piece published:
Once upon a time, I was told that I should start small.  Write, write, write.  Submit articles to magazines.  Well, instead of articles I choose flash.  Maybe Splickety will be looking for a staff feature at some point... :P

Finish my Work in Progress (Target date: July 2015):
I'm abou…

The Vision and the Vow

As an inauguration to my new blog, I figured I'd post something inspiring.  A good word to start off 2015.  Without further adieu...
 The Vision, by Pete Greig. (it's a bit long, but worth it!)

So this guy comes up to me and says,
"What's the vision? What's the big idea?"
I open my mouth, and the words come out
like this...

The vision?
The vision is Jesus:
obsessively, dangerously, undeniably Jesus

The vision is an army of young people.
You see bones?
I see an army.

And they are free from materialism -
they laugh at 9-5 little prisons. They could
eat caviar on Monday and crusts on Tuesday
they wouldn't even notice. They know the
meaning of the Matrix,
the way the West was won.

They are mobile like the wind,
they belong to the nations,
they need no passport.
People write their addresses in pencil
and wonder at their strange existence.
They are free
yet they are slaves
of the hurting and dirty and dying.

What is the vision? The vision is holiness
that hurts…