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2013 Resolutions

SonicBoom Lincoln

I love the idea of a fresh restart every January 1st and in the spirit of this season, here are my resolutions for 2013.

I will stop making resolutions to do things that I have no real intention of doing. Bang, right of the box with this one!

I will work to love my family more this year than the year before. I want to set a standard in my home that seems unattainable each year and my prayer is that I find new and creative ways to demonstrate my love for Starr, Ryan, Dylan and Lauryn.

I will let my grey hairs take over. The issue with looking a decade younger will become less and less noticeable with each year I age, because the amount of  grey hairs are beginning to even the score. I embrace the wisdom that comes with these grey hairs. There is wisdom coming along, right?

I will embrace the responsibility around me that begs for my attention.  

I will teach my kids to do more chores around the house.  I have realized that I only have my oldest for another 8 years in the house, and I need to get all the housework out of him while I still can.

I will sleep less and read more.  

I will become more cool.  I’m into my north 30’s and I know that any day now I’ll suddenly be cool, right? Why not this year?

I will spend more time with my kids  individually.   In fact, if you see me out-of-town in the future; you may get the chance to meet one of my sons. I’m bringing kids with me when I have to leave home this year.

I will take more time to dream about what God could use me to accomplish for His glory.

I will help my kids learn the history of our family, so that they can continue to tell the story long after I’m not with them.

Jonathan Cliff is married to his wife Starr and they together live out their days with two sons and a daughter. Jonathan serves as one of the Pastors at Grace Community Church in Clarksville, Tennessee; where he works with leaders throughout the city to help develop Christian community that leads to deep and meaningful spiritual friendships. His journey has been an adventurous one, having served in the local church for 15 years in family ministry developing leaders, building environments for kids and students to belong, and encouraging parents to take big spiritual steps with their families.