Some sage quipped that “a New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other.”
How often have we began the new year with good intentions, but two weeks into the year, we’ve already abandoned that diet, failed to exercise, and gotten behind on our Bible reading program.
Sound familiar? Continue reading
How are your 2016 New Year’s Resolutions Going? Have they survived the first week?
Are you still on your diet? Are you working out? Texting less? Listening more? Living within your means? Reading your Bible? Praying daily?
I have two thoughts about why our goals and resolutions may not always be effective and too often jettisoned. One thought comes from John Maxwell and the other from Leonard Sweet. Continue reading
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We sometimes sing the song “I am Resolved” as an invitation song. The lyrics appeal to the non Christian to make a commitment to Christ. To resolve in one’s will to make a change.
Resolution is also good for Christians. As we begin a new year here are some resolutions you might want to consider. Continue reading
HAPPY NEW YEAR to all of our readers around the world. According to an end of the year report that I received from WordPress, ThePreachersWord has been read in 191 countries in 2015. For that we are both humbled and thankful.
After a holiday break, as we counted down the 10 top posts for 2015, we are ready for a new and exciting year in 2016. Of course, everyone desires good health, prosperity, peace of mind and successful endeavors for the new year. However, Google revealed some rather unusual searches for New Years resolutions. Continue reading
After a holiday break, we return refreshed, renewed, and refocused. Norma Jean and I were blessed to spend some really quality time with family, especially our two new grandsons, Roy Sharp Thompson and Miles Carter Weliever!
As we reflect on 2014, it has been a year of many firsts, changes and surprises! No doubt 2015 holds in store unknown adventures, as well as exciting opportunities.
By now you probably have both said and heard “Happy New Year” countless times. It is so traditional to exchange such a greeting that we may not think about its significance. Consider these three important points about a HAPPY NEW YEAR: Continue reading
Last night our church family gathered for a New Year’s Eve Party. We ate. We sang. We laughed. We played games. We even had a balloon drop at midnight. And we hugged and wished each other a HAPPY NEW YEAR!
HAPPY NEW YEAR! Those words have a special ring to them. They are filled with joy. Excitement. Expectation. And well-wishes. They usher in the new year with a renewed hope. Optimism for better days ahead. The feeling of a fresh start. A clean slate. The opportunity to begin anew. Continue reading
William Hinson explains why animal trainers carry a stool when they go
into a cage of lions. They have their whips, of course, and their pistols are at their sides. But invariably they also carry a stool. Hinson says it’s the most important tool of the trainer. He holds the stool by the back and thrusts the legs toward the face of the wild animal. He maintains that the animal tries to focus on all four legs at once. In the attempt to focus on all four, a kind of paralysis overwhelms the animal, and it becomes tame, weak, and disabled because its attention is fragmented Continue reading