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2019 Resolutions

Jan 8, 2019 2:27:47 PM

Words to Direct Our Paths

There's something about a new notebook, a blank calendar, a freshly tilled plot of soil that beckons us. It's a fresh start, an opportunity to create, to fill in the blanks and forget past mistakes. A new year is like that for many of us. We see it as an opportunity to plunge forward with new resolve. We asked staff and residents to share words or verses they had chosen to guide their paths in the year ahead, and several of them obliged. Below you will find their name and UGM association, followed by their answer. We'd love for you to add to this post by sharing your own words and verses in the comment section below.

A Firm Resolution to Be Softened

Jan 1, 2019 8:30:00 AM

By his grace in 2019, may Jesus save me from forgetfulness, from over-familiarity and presumption upon his grace. May he create in me a firm resolution to pursue a heart after his own, that loves what he loves.

I Resolve to Help the Homeless

Feb 9, 2015 3:23:00 PM

Each New Year we tend to make resolutions centered around self-improvement goals. This year, try something different. Ask yourself how you can be part of breaking the cycle that keeps people stuck in poverty and addiction.

I Resolve to Wrestle

Jan 29, 2015 2:00:00 PM

UGM Marketing Director Barbara Comito's one-word resolution for 2015 was wrestle. God called her to get out of her comfort zone - then and now.

The Resolution to Change

Jan 8, 2015 9:54:00 AM

Tim O'Brien resolved to stay and finish the Union Gospel Mission Men's Recovery Program. He chose life transformation.

A One-Word Resolution

Dec 31, 2012 5:00:56 PM

The idea of My One Word is that change is a process – one that requires clarity and focus and encouragement ...and time. Choosing one word as a theme can focus your change efforts.