Setting Goals

While we often wait for the beginning of a new year to think about it, setting goals, evaluating goals, and refining goals is a worthy task for most any day. Many decades ago, Albert Einstein is reputed to have said, “The perfection of means and the confusion of goals is the hallmark of our time.”  […]

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Reading your Bible in 2018

The spiritual life is not complicated. It can be difficult, but it’s not complicated. Growth in the spiritual life and development in Christlikeness happens as we take in God’s Word and then apply that Word.  And taking in God’s Word begins with reading it, then studying it, meditating on it, memorizing it, and finally applying […]

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Setting goals?

The beginning of January is typically a time when people set new goals for the coming year.  And generally they are akin to some kind of self-improvement project:  lose weight, save some amount of money, spend more time with family, get spiritual, and meet an achievement at work or school. If you are among those […]

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More and more resolutions

Today is a day when many people make resolutions for how they will conduct their lives in the coming year.  How will they relate to family members?  What will they do with their jobs?  How much time will they spend exercising?  serving others?  How much weight is realistic to lose?  What will they read? A […]

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Grab bag

Some helpful articles from around the internet: Jon Bloom offers “Seven Ways to Pray for Your Heart.” David Murray reminds us, “All things for good.” Sin too?  All sin is evil. No sin is worth it. It’s always better that we not sin. However, sin is also part of the “all things” that God works together […]

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The top 10 events of 2009

A couple days ago, Al Mohler compiled a list of the “Ten Most Newsworthy Events of 2009.” His list is as follows: The Inauguration of Barack Obama as President of the United States The Uprising in Iran The Travail of the Global Economy The Death of Michael Jackson and the Nation’s Addiction to Celebrity The […]

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One sure thing for this year

“The steps of a man are established by the Lord; And He delights in his way. When he falls, he shall not be hurled headlong; Because the Lord is the One who holds his hand” (Ps. 37:23-24; NASB). Today is New Year’s Day — a day to watch football bowl games, eat black-eyed peas and […]

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‘Tis the season for making resolutions and setting goals. Perhaps you’ve already established your course for the year, or perhaps your resolution for 2008 is to make your resolutions before the new year has begun! Perhaps you haven’t set any goals for the coming year because your experience with goal setting is an overwhelming sense […]

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