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CORAM DEO

If you have been reading my blog for the past year, you know that I don’t do resolutions per se. Hey, if I’m going to start flossing more regularly, I can start that on any old day. Those who need to catch up with my “no-resolution” resolution can read about it here.

This year, I’m a bit torn. I can’t decide between two themes, so I just might go with both. One is a scripture and one is a motto, so I think it’s allowable (by whom, I’m not sure, but it feels okay). I’ll talk about this year’s scripture in my next blog.

My sister recently loaned me her copy of a book called Worldliness: Resisting the Seduction of a Fallen World. This little gem is a collection of essays that are direct and convicting. Every single Christian should read this book. I don’t say this about just any book; trust me.

In one essay, Craig Cabaniss discusses the Latin phrase Coram Deo. It means “before the face of God.” These two words carry huge weight. They remind us that whatever we do is lived out in front of God. Gives you something to think about, doesn’t it?

Like Cabaniss points out, “We make our choices–all our choices–with God’s holy face in view.” If we reminded ourselves that God is watching everything with interest, how would our lives look?

So this year, it’s Coram Deo for me. Wish me luck.

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