Sorry for the delay in getting a new blog post out, but time has really gotten away from me.

Seeing February on the calendar, it amazes me how fast January went. This fast time, however, has really made me review my task list and things I’d like to personally accomplish for 2017. I think it would be safe to say that I am like many people in the fact that I have a long list of things to do or want to do but because of a “lack” of time I tend to fall short and not complete them all.

I have been wanting to get to the gym more regularly, learn a new language (my wife speaks Polish, and I have no idea what is being said at family gatherings) continue spending quality time with my family, and for the last five years read the Bible. I bought a Daily Bible from Our Sunday Visitor 5 years ago thinking it’s all laid out for me in a simple daily format, how could I not read it? Well, 5 years later and I am still asking myself this question.

This year, though, is going to be a new year. January 1st I began reading the Bible and as of today, I am still going strong. However, all of January I didn’t make it to the gym, and I thought how could I not find time or is it just that other things preoccupy my time? Basically, other things preoccupy me. If I really wanted to go I would find the time. So starting February 1st, I have been back to the gym and making small steps. I am not trying to run the marathon right off the bat, but slow and steady progress.

I think exercising and prayer time are very similar. We know they’re good for us. Exercising helps maintain a healthy body and prayer helps maintain a healthy spirit. Yet in years past, I would start off well and then after a few months, I would miss one day, which would quickly become three days, etc.

If you’ve had a goal or goals and feel that you continually fall short, I can relate and know it’s frustrating, but don’t stop or give up. Jesus wants us to keep going. You’re building a healthy habit and the very fact that you know you want to better yourself is proof that you have the awareness. I came across this quote and thought it was spot on “It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.” -Confucius

God bless!

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  • Ginny Hahn
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    Any chance that Fr. Bartunek’s book The Better Part will ever be available in large print?

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