Thursday, January 06, 2011

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Memorize Philippians!

Here is another worthy project to aid spiritual growth if you are looking for something worthwhile and helpful. This one has the added appeal of using a Moleskine Notebook which I already favor as my notebook of choice anyway.

This project focuses on memorizing Philippians which I see as a great choice for me personally. I am hoping the joy will rub off on 2011 as I am eager to put 2010 behind me.


New Year's Challenge

I don't know if this qualifies as a New Year's Resolution but I have recently read David Platt's book, Radical: Reclaiming Your Faith From The American Dream, and I have decided to accept his five challenges for the coming year.

If you have not read the book I highly recommend it. This book was definitely one of my top reads in 2010. It's the kind of book that acts like a swift wind to clear the smog of the world and help deliver a clear view for what needs to happen in our lives as believers. At least that was my experience.

Here are the five challenges (with my explanations in parenthesis):

1. Pray for the entire world
2. Read through the entire Word (use a systematic plan)
3. Sacrifice your money for a specific purpose (beyond your regular giving, give up something specific)
4. Spend your time in another context (think mission trip or more, get out of your comfort zone)
5. Commit your life to a multiplying community (whether small group or church, plug in and grow AND grow the group)

For details and the full deal see