7 Quick Takes Friday, No. 22: New Year’s Resolutions


Each year we resolve to be more than we were the year before. Or, sometimes we did a good job the year before and we want to build upon our good habits. Either way, the New Year is always an opportunity to embrace change and adopt new habits that foster our relationship with Christ. To start the first Friday of the year off right, we asked our Ink Slingers to share some of their New Year’s resolutions.


At Confession a few weeks ago, Father told me to stop trying to be patient, but instead I should strive for understanding and then patience would follow. So my resolution is to be understanding and confession at least once per month as a family. ~ Charla


 Start going to Thursday night (Latin) Mass. ~ Hannah


Keeping the First Friday devotion. ~ Birgit


Two novenas per month for our family, one on the theme for the month the other a major feast of Christ or Our Blessed Mother. Going to Confession every other week. Doing an examination of conscience with the children at night during prayer at least once a week. Reading more spiritual books…less time online. And get up before the children to do morning prayers.~ Alessandra


Begin every day with prayer, even if it’s a quickie one-liner on hurried days! ~ Mary S.


My goal for this year is to work on decluttering my life and becoming detached from “things.” ~ Mary P.


 I am resolving to live my life more humbly. ~ Michelle

Do you have any New Year’s resolutions you’d like to share with us? Tell us in the comments below! For more Quick Takes posts, check out Conversion Diary.

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