Monday, January 09, 2006


I usually make a couple of New Year's resolutions. 2006 is no exception. I took a little longer than usual to decide what I wanted to do this year. I'm impulsive, and I've made too many resolutions on impulse which usually leads to failure to see them to fulfillment...and I'm not really too fond of failure. So here's what I've come up with for 2006.

1. I hope to read through the Bible. I've attempted this at least 5 times in the past 6 years...and I've gotten very, very close to finishing, but I've never actually completed the task. I recently found a plan that allows you to read all of the New Testament, Psalms and Proverbs, and 1/2 of the Old Testament in a year. So, in two years, you complete the Old, and read the New Testament plus Psalms and Proverbs twice. The Old Testament is where I usually get bogged down, so that's why I chose this plan.

2. I also resolve to drink more water! Maybe that sounds simple, but I sometimes find myself drinking everything BUT water.

John's resolution is to run a half marathon this year. He's already started training and now is searching for one that he wants to run. My vote is for the one in Estes Park in June. I'll take any excuse available to visit that beautiful spot!!!

Back to the Read-thru-the-Bible thing...I give you all permission to ask me periodically how I'm doing. That helps keep me on track. If you're interested in reading along with me, I'd be happy to pass my plan onto you. It's not too late to catch up! (In fact, I did a lot of catching up last night!)


Lindsay Van Sicklen said...

I love Estes Park as well. Loved visiting the National Park nearby as well. Was going to say Arcadia but believe that one is in Maine. Also a neat Christian retreat center nearby. Maybe called Capernway or Torchbearers. Will try to find out the details.

Lindsay Van Sicklen said...

Mer and John... Check out Ravencrest Chalet...

Lindsay said...

Hi Mer... How's your resolution to read through the Bible in a year coming? I use an approach entitled: "How to Read the Bible without being bored". The plan involves reading through 6 different sections at one time: Law, History, Poetry, Prophets, Biography and Epistles. Here's the link: