2012 is the year something is going to permanently change in my life.
So, I’m going to look back and then move forward into the year of the dragon. January 23, 2012 was the first day of the Year of the Dragon, which means I am finally on vacation, people everywhere in this part of the world are celebrating Chinese New Year with family, and I finally have time to write. Here are, for the most part, the top ten moments of my life in 2011. And by Top Ten, I simply mean moments that impressed themselves into my memory a little more than the rest because of all the learning, the pain, the change, or the joy it might have induced. I’m not going in any chronological order here. I’m going by strength of impression. (These are all rather loaded events in my life, so if you’re interested, you can click on the line to read more.)
(9) Finding my family in the people I serve with on a ministry team here with in Taipei and finding authentic community with the people I’ve been building relationships with since I moved here in July of 2009.
There you have it. My collection of 2011’s significant moments. Creating meaning is what moves us all forward. It’s all we can do or else, just like King Solomon reminds us in Ecclesiastes, everything is meaningless.
Also, I thought I was ready retire this blog, but I decided I’m not. So here’s a link to my latest gLoBaL pOnDeRiNg post. It’s called “on love, death and the other various colors of life.”
HAPPY NEW YEAR.