I wonder whether you have made any New Year Resolutions this year? Over the years I have made lots and broken nearly as many. They often have involved running more and eating less – though it is clear looking back I have often mixed these two up.

One particular year I set myself the resolution to read more fiction. As a teacher at the time I read a lot but not always for pleasure, so I decided to read a book a month. When Boxing day arrived, I thought I had one to go, so selected a short novel and read it quickly, only to realise that I missed a book off my list and had in fact managed thirteen...

The act of taking something on rather than giving something up proved more successful for me. Perhaps this years resolution will prove a success as well, so if you see an out of breath vicar running along the prom give me encouragement.

I read something the other day about resolutions that reminded me that whether I succeed or not, God’s love for me won’t change. He loves me completely and if there is less of me, due to moving more and consuming less, His love won’t change.

In a world where things seem to change and be uncertain it is wonderful to know and rely on God’s love. Happy New Year.

Chris