Let’s Take a Second Look at Those New Year’s Resolutions

My latest for Think Christian...

It's January, which means it's time for another burst of short-lived enthusiasm. While most of the world is busy trying to refashion their physical figures with the latest fad diets, health gadgets and workout routines, those in the Christian community tend to look to their spiritual figures.

Perhaps we'll find a new Bible reading plan or devotional series. Maybe we'll get more involved in our churches or increase our giving. Some of us might even rearrange our homes to accommodate a quiet space devoted to only us and God. And by February, that devotional will have grown dusty, our giving suffocated by the economy and that quiet space overgrown with junk mail and unwashed coffee mugs.

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