New Years Day

Life is what you make it, and every year we get to start over.

I’m sitting in my chair at the house after a bit of adventure in our county, well, not so much an adventure, but an annoyance. We have recycling centers, and it’s hard to tell when they’ll be open around the holidays. Today the schedule showed open; the one near here wasn’t scheduled to be open, and that’s fine. The next closest one was showing open and wasn’t. I’d like to see some consistency in how our county faithfully displays its schedules. And I do; they consistently don’t do their job.

Thanks to the kindness and grace of a friend at one of our local stores I was able to get rid of my trash so that’s fine. I’m thankful for that.

But I’m already starting the year with a mark against our local government, and that’s not good.

I don’t expect them to do any better at anything else the rest of the year.

I’m at a point in lifeβ€”one where I have lost faith in most of the things and people around me.

My central faith is fine and intact with God.

My faith in my wife is fine and unchanged.

I’ve lost my faith in people, the people who run things, the people who think they’re in charge. The people around me that don’t do their jobs. The one’s that don’t care.

This isn’t a new year, new me thing.

I remain the same. I learn something new every day. But it’s time to move on from some things and people.

I think my main resolution this year is to read a book a week. I don’t make resolutions, but that’s a decent and attainable one. If you don’t have time to read you don’t have time to write.

I’m starting with one that’s a bit out there. It’s titled Moon Man by Bart Sibrel. I found out about it when listening to The Confessionals podcast episode 403.

It was a great interview and very interesting if you’re into this sort of thing. I most definitely am.

And I need to stick to reading the Bible everyday. There’s more knowledge there than I can ever soak up before I’m done. The one book I’ll never finish.

Although me writing this seems a bit down to start the year off, but I’m just making decisions. It’s the way my mind works, and if I don’t let it out, it will come out in an utterly nonproductive way.

And I don’t want that to happen.

I’m going to wrap this up for the evening.

That’s it. That’s the post.


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