2013: My Plan for a Banner Year

It’s been nine days since 2012 came to an end and for me, 2013 is already looking to be busy and fast paced.

I had a pile of things I wanted to accomplish in 2012 and while I did make some good progress, I certainly did not get as much done as I had originally planned.

Before things get too far along I wanted to sit down and do some forward thinking for 2013. I want to look back a year from now and declare 2013 a “Banner Year”.

Looking Back And Looking Forward (A Confession And Promise to My Wife)

A year ago today, I was spending my last day in Uganda. We had already went shopping for Ugandan made souvenirs at a local market and had spent a final few hours with the children at St. Mary Kevin’s Primary School. Leaving those children was one of the hardest things I have ever had to do. They gripped my heart from the moment a small hand slipped into mine. They have so little by our material standards, but the faith and love that they showed me was far more than I had ever offered to anyone outside of my family. God broke my heart and soul during those two weeks.