Category Archives: New Year

The Christian & His New Year’s Resolutions

A boy was running along a beach gathering up all the best seashells that he could find. As he bent down to pick up a certain shell he caught sight of the biggest and most beautiful shell he had ever … Continue reading

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A Hop of Faith

I read about a very frustrated pastor who said to his congregation, “I’ve stopped expecting you to make leaps of faith, but it would be nice to see a hop now and then.” I can’t help but wonder if God … Continue reading

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What Kind of Shape Are You in Spiritually?

Christian, perhaps you are one of the hordes of people who have hit the new year full bore with a new diet or workout routine. There’s certainly nothing wrong with that. But even as you dutifully try to get your body in better condition, consider a word from A.W. … Continue reading

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Maybe It’s Time to Sharpen Your Blade

Considering the fact that we are just a few days into a new year, let me share with you an applicable verse. Ecclesiastes 10:10 says: “If the ax is dull, and one does not sharpen the edge, then he must use … Continue reading

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Diet Time Again

Well, this past Monday I hit the ground running on my new diet. My digital scales clocked me in at 201. That’s 20 to 25 pounds north of where I need to be. Since it’s been a few years since I really got … Continue reading

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A Three-Point Checklist For The New Year

Proverbs 4:25-27 says: “Let your eyes look straight ahead, and your eyelids look right before you. Ponder the path of your feet, and let all your ways be established. Do not turn to the right or the left. Remove your … Continue reading

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