Monday, January 2, 2012

New Year's Resolution

That's what I want to do this year. 

And every year, for that matter, 
but let's take it one step at a time. 

This year I want to choose love
In EVERY situation. 

LOVE God. 
LOVE my husband. 
LOVE my family and friends. 
LOVE my students. 
LOVE my co-workers. 
LOVE my body and my health. 

What will "choosing love" look like? 
I'm not entirely sure. 
I'm excited and scared of the prospects.

What does it look like to choose love
when I'm on the brink of an argument with my husband?
What does it mean to choose love
in a classroom of rambunctious ESL students?
What does choosing love look like
with my Bible-reading, my prayer time,
my eating habits, my money-spending, and my time schedule?

I intend to find out.
And I hope to be able to document
my experiences here at Ferial-Shmerial.

I'm also asking for your help.
Would you keep me accountable?
Ask me how my choices to love are going.
And won't you join me?
Let's make the choice to love.

"Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, 
clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience...
 And over all these virtues put on love, 
which binds them all together in perfect unity."
-  Colossians 3:12,14



  1. bam.

    welcome, new year. praise jesus.
    love you, ferial!

  2. I simply love reading your blog Ferial! Keep em coming!

  3. i love this idea of seeing everything in life through the lens of love. am i loving my husband as God has called me to? am i loving those around me who may seem inconveniencing to my own schedule? am i loving the healthy body and the possessions God has given me by using them wisely? such good things to think about!

  4. What a high calling! Wishing you all success in meeting your goals to love in specific, practical ways. Blessings!

  5. Yes! I need this encouragement as well, so I'm subscribing and I'll take this journey with you.

  6. This is awesome. Thanks for sharing. This is MUCH better than resolutions in my opinion. I'm your newest follower coming from We Encourage =)

  7. The Lord has been speaking to my husband and I about our need to choose LOVE, so all this rang so true with my heart and my desires right now. I know He is desiring for us to choose to love above all else, even when is difficult. wow, thanks for sharing this! blessings to you today new friend!

  8. I'm on board sister. I am working on that too, in all areas. Glad to have a community to work at it with.


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