Making New Year’s Resolutions That Stick

Did you make a New Year’s Resolution?

Many of my friends have made all kinds of resolutions! Some have bucket lists for 2021, others have hopes for their future, I have some personal development goals I am hoping to accomplish, and a few brave souls have set out to read the entire Bible in a year!

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How Your Morning Bible Reading Impacts the Rest of Your Day (Guest Post)

Have you ever sat down to have a quiet time and wondered, what’s the point? 

Countless times I’ve realized that, aside from my brief Bible reading and prayers in the morning and evening, I’ve forgotten about God all day. This leaves me with a horrible feeling of guilt, wondering what impact reading my Bible actually has on my life.  

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Battling Temptation: Don’t Fight—Run!

What do you do when you feel tempted to do something you know is wrong? 

Imagine there’s a bunch of cupcakes in the kitchen for your sister’s birthday and they look tasty. You want to lick a little bit of frosting off the top of one of them but you know that would ruin them. What should you do?

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Why You Can’t Change Your Actions Without Your Heart

When I was five years old, I wanted a marble, so I stole one. Then one wasn’t enough and I stole a few more. Later, I felt guilty and confused. I had only meant to take one. Why did I keep stealing marbles? 

Our actions are only the tip of the iceberg, because our decisions—whether they were conscious or not—are what led us there.  I didn’t arbitrarily steal marbles, I made the decision to steal them because I was greedy and wanted what wasn’t mine. 

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4 Things I Wish I Had Known When I Started Reading the Bible

In Sunday school, I learned that it was important to read the Bible, but the question I always had was, how do you do it?

As I mentioned in my testimony, our church has a tradition of giving Bibles to 3rd graders. I wouldn’t have minded an instruction pamphlet when I got mine. Although I loved to read, my earliest attempts to read the Bible were not successful.

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