In January I set myself the target to read the twelve minor prophets: twelve books, twelve months — easy. I didn’t read any.
In March I opened a Facebook account for the first time so I could join Beth Steffaniak’s reading group on 1 Samuel. Now the group is a fair way into 2 Samuel. Reading as part of a group, I am learning much more than I would be reading alone, I am being challenged and put on the spot in surprising ways, and it is just nicer.
In August, I went on a shopping spree which plunged me into a fortnight of restless anxiety and almost despair, until at the end of the month I methodically and systematically threw everything out.
In October, I prayed my way through Psalm 145, verse by verse. I have learnt the Psalm by heart and now I pray it at least once every day. “Every day I will bless you”.
I have enjoyed this year. I am looking forward to next year.