An earlier version of this article first appeared in Christian Citizen, Jan 12, 2021 Photo by Bruno Nascimento on Unsplash As the calendar turns and an extraordinary 2020 concludes, advertisers for gyms and weight loss programs bombard us with some version of, “A New Year, a new you!” The fitness industry’s perennial pursuit of profit based on our … Continue reading New Year, New You
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The reality is “we are all living according to a specific regimen of habits, and those habits shape most of our lives … This wouldn’t be so bad if it weren’t for the fact that habits form more than our schedules: they form our hearts.” (Earley, p. 7.)
We are all deeply shaped and molded by the habits we keep.
Despite being forced to cut back on our experiences, expenses, and exposure, we collectively remain in a hurry. We were in a hurry before the virus forced us out of common spaces. We have been in a hurry seeking to adapt to sudden change. Currently, we seem to be in a hurry to get back. Back to what? Back to the office, back to school, back to profits, back to consumerism, back to sanctuaries, back to normal? Are we in such a hurry to get back that we are missing the chance to move forward into something new?
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-jxk65-910f28 Susan Howell is a long time member of First Baptist Church in Lincoln, NE. Susan was born in Lincoln, Nebraska and grew up in New York. She returned to Nebraska 25 years ago to care for aging parents and has been here ever since. She joined First Baptist Church Lincoln in 1994. Susan has … Continue reading MI5 Susan Howell–FBC Lincoln