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Making more time for prayer, including unexpected moments, is a good resolution for a prayerful 2021. (photo: Unsplash)

COLUMN: How to get 2021 started on the right spiritual foot.

By Patti Armstrong, National Catholic Register, December 27, 2020 

Patti ArmstrongGoodbye 2020! It has been rough. The year actually incentivized making a good New Year’s resolution. And by good, I mean holy. The world has always let us down — more so in 2020 — but we know that God has something better for us.

Set goals for self-improvement in this world — such as exercise or quitting smoking — but then, go deeper, down to your soul, and consider ways to grow stronger and closer to God in 2021. Creating holy habits is what inspired me to write Holy Hacks: Everyday Ways to Live Your Faith and Get to Heaven to expand our capacity for holiness while going about the day. Through this approach, our resolutions can pick up speed throughout 2021 as new behaviors easily become habits. Here are some ideas. …

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