A couple of years ago, like eight to be exact I heard a sermon that changed my life based off the bible verse, "Without vision the people will perish." The pastor encouraged us to make a life list, akin to a bucket list, but I prefer his title! To make a list of things you want to do however great or small over the course of your life, but most importantly write them down. So my list began and would you believe I've actually crossed off at least 20 things, things like ride an elephant in Thailand to learning how to play the guitar! So I reserve the month of January for thinking of new things to add to the "list." 
 Here's my #1 for 2012: to spend time with the Lord in prayer in scripture before blogging!