Thursday, January 1, 2009

Our New Year's Resolution - 2009

Oh, for celebrating the New Year... that one special time of the year where we make resolutions to do something for our benefit, like losing weight or eating healthier. Last week, Pastor Keith encouraged us to make the best New Year's Resolution we could make - reading our Bible.

How do you get to know someone? By spending time with them, of course! So what better way to get to know God more than spending time in His Word? To accomplish this, Pastor Keith is encouraging us to read through the Bible in one year. Our church is following a chronological reading plan and each Sunday Keith will preach on one of the readings from the previous week. If you would like to follow along with us, you can access our daily readings and Keith's weekly sermons at There is a direct link to the day's reading with an audio file that will even read it out loud to you!

Pastor Keith doesn't just stop at daily readings - he encourages us to read through the Bible more than once in a year. He shared with us the story of a man who began to read his Bible from front to back, as much as possible in one sitting, like you would a good book. This man read through the entire Bible in two months, and has continued to read it this way ever since, averaging reading the entire Bible five times in a year. Can you imagine how close this man is to God? How easy would it be to know the will of God when making decisions when you've read through the Bible that many times?

Jim and I have decided to make this our New Year's Resolution for 2009 - to read through the Bible in a year. We encourage you to make this your New Year's Resolution too!

Our other New Year's Resolution? To stick to our budget, use cash for our purchases, and pay off the rest of our debt. You can join us in this quest in our next Financial Peace Class, beginning January 11 at 6:30 at Quinault Baptist Church. To learn more, visit or

Happy New Year!

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