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New Years Resolutions

It is that time of year again. New Years Eve and we begin to make New Years Resolutions. You know those things that we have the best of intention of doing in the new year and after about a few days totally forget about. Sure, I like a lot of you have made New Years Resolutions that I have not stuck to in the past. This year I feel that I can stick with the resolutions that I have made. So here are the resolutions that I hope to stick with in 2017, Reading my bible more Spending more time in prayer Snacking less Instead of snacking drink water No eating after 7pm Drink more water Go to bed at a decent hour Less technology and more time with family and friends Exercise More Write in a journal I hope that in 2017 that I can stick to these resolutions for myself. I know that it will not be easy, but it will be a challenge that I am up for. What are your New Years Resolutions? Do you have any? Do you chose not to make any? 

Prayer Journal

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So one of my New Years Resolutions is to make a prayer journal. This came after watching the movie War Room (for like the 10th time). I thought that this would be a way to encourage myself. There are lots of ideas on the Internet of how to do one. You need to do one that fits you. You can chose to do it in a journal, notebook, or binder. You can decorate the cover if you choose. Then you can get started.  On the first page of my journal I have written some inspirations that will encourage me to keep with this and encourage my faith at the same time. Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and he will draw near to you. James 4:7-8 My God is faithful, My God is powerful, My Gd is in charge, You can't fire him,  And he will never retire, Thank you Jesus Glory Hallelujah Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in your sight O, Lord my rock and my redeemer.

Faith and Blessings Jars

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I recently saw online a suggestion of taking an empty jar and filling it each week with a note about one good thing that happened that week. Then at the end of the year reading the notes to see what kind of year you have had.  That got me to thinking. What about instead of good notes each week how about writing a bible verse a day and putting them in the jar. At the end of the year you could give the jar to someone that you knew might need some encouragement.  Another thought that I had was that you could write daily messages of encouragement or blessings to put in your jar. Then you could really bless someone at the end of the year that you knew needed a little encouragement or blessing.  The jars could be passed on when the person is finished so that more people are blessed. It is a great way to share the word of God and God's love with others.  You could even encourage your church to do this. Have a jar in your church were each member writes down a bible verse