You ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that.” – James 4:15
Predictions for the coming year are often fun and interesting. My friend Jamie Greening has written a delightful article about his predictions. You can read it by clicking on the link below.
I’m not good at that stuff so I am going to set down a few of my “wants” for 2020.
10. That I will hold in my hand a finished and printed copy of my cowboy novel about two young men who are just discovering their sexuality and how their friendship develops in spite of their sexual confusion.
9. I want to hike the Rainbow Trail from Music Pass to Poncha Springs. And I want to bag a couple of fourteeners along the way. The wilderness calls my name. I love the sense of accomplishment and the simplicity of the trail. Not to mention the fascinating people you meet along the way.
8. I want to interview someone who works with their hands (a plumber, farmer, or mechanic) about their journey with Jesus on the Potter’s Inn Soul Care Conversation podcast.
7. I want to be a gentle yet bold prophetic voice to white evangelicals who have lost their way and call them back to love of character and decency. And I am going to spend more time in prayer for white evangelicals and myself in order to minimize how much I get triggered by them.
6. I want to increase my soul care practice for ministry leaders, especially young pastors.
5. I want to hold my newest granddaughter, Cora Lee Chambers, in my church on Mother’s Day for her baby dedication.
4. I want to read more novels this year.
3. I want to love and serve my wife in such a way that she thinks that I finally got religion and she feels deeply loved down to her bones.
2. I want to develop my Galilean accent so that with every laughter, conversation, prayer, lament, and sermon I utter—folks will wonder.
1. I want to live my life in such a way that people who know me will hunger and thirst for more of God.
I can’t predict if any of those things will come true, but I will arrange my life in such a way that they have the best possibility to occur, Lord willing.
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