It’s the end of one year, the beginning of another.
Hard to believe that 365 days have passed since I’ve written something like this. Where I talk about what I hope the next 365 days will be like, what I hope to do and write for Christian Thought Sandbox.
They are always high, ambitious goals that sometimes don’t pan out. Other times they do.
As I write this, I’m getting notification after notification that other people are looking back over 2017 and all the things that happened. It’s good to look back and see where you have been, see what was accomplished. But for me, this time, I’m only looking forward.
I want to do something crazy. I want to do something that I’ve never done before. But I don’t want to over extend myself either.
I mean, I’ve still got a fulltime job, a wife, 3 kids, and a dog to be taking care of. I can’t promise the world to Christian Thought Sandbox readers, as great as you all are.
So, I will do everything I can to commit to a single thing for 2018. Something that I think we will all enjoy, learn, and be edified by. Something that we have never done here before.
We are going to go through Jesus’ parables.
Not just one or two.
All of them. 37 unique parables.
My hope is that I will be able to tackle one a week, allowing for the regular madness of life and my own sanity.
I think staring into each story that Jesus told, seeing where it grips us and disturbs our lives is a great way to promote growth and maturity in our Christian lives.
I hope that you will join me in this, and I pray that God will richly bless you as we all say goody-bye to 2017, and hello to what lies ahead in 2018.