Looking back is good. As someone wisely said “Those who don’t learn from the past are doomed to repeat it mistakes”. Or paraphrasing another person “Foolishness is repeatedly doing the same thing and hoping for different results”. We need to take time to reflect on where we have been in order to better consider where we may go.

I spent much of yesterday cleaning the kitchen and sorting the cupboards. There was quite a bit in there that past its “Best before” date, in some cases by years. Oh dear! So, a big clean out occurred. I wonder in my life, and yours, what was previously good is no longer at it’s best? Sometimes we need to throw out the old to make room for the new. As Jesus said, you can’t sew new fabric on old clothes without it tearing or put new wine in old wineskins without them bursting.

So, where does the path into 2022 lead? One thing personally I’ve been thinking about is the future of these blogs. They were originally done to chronicle 60@60 and raise awareness of the persecuted church. As I’m now 61 the original purpose is past so it would be really helpful if you’ve got a couple of minutes to inform my thinking for 2022 on whether and how to continue.

*Do you find these blogs interesting or not?

*If so, what content do you appreciate/would like to see more (or less) of?

*What’s a good level of frequency?

Thanks very much for taking the time to read and respond and may your own reflection back on 2021 be helpful.

Published by adrian60

Turning 60 is a door to a new decade. I want to use these years positively, starting with the next one. So I want it to be a year of trying different things as well as familiar one and to do a couple of challenges. 60 things at 60 with the aim of raising £6 000 for the charity Open Doors, serving persecuted Christians around the world, many who live with very little. Would you be part of the adventure with me?

3 thoughts on “Retrospect

  1. I really enjoy the blogs Ade, so wouldn’t want them to stop all together. They have been so inspiring and informative. It has been lots of work for you to prepare these twice a week though, so keep them coming but maybe to give yourself a bit of a breather you could do just a weekly or fortnightly. That’s more to give you a bit of spare time though rather than because we are not enjoying them, as we are!


  2. I enjoy your blogs and always read them. I can imagine the amount of work it causes so perhaps one a week would be more manageable.


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