We are a week into 2019. I hope you have joined me on the 2019 New Testament Bible Reading Plan (or a Bible reading plan of your choosing). If not, there is still time to join. There are no readings on the weekends, so you can use those days to catch up. A few readers emailed me to ask about how the New Testament Reading plan was developed. So I wrote this post to share my thinking behind this plan. I know many people struggle with the discipline of daily Bible reading. After discussing the challenges with some of our church members, there was a consistent theme that I recognized. In the past, … [Read More...]
Happy New Year! A new year is upon us. It is the opportunity to make a new beginning. Do you have a Bible Reading plan for 2019? If not, I’ve got one for you. Join me in reading through the New Testament in 2019. This plan will have you read one chapter of the New Testament each weekday. There are no readings on Saturday and Sundays. You can use the weekend to catch up or reflect upon the readings from the week. There is nothing you can do that will help you connect with God and grow as a disciple of Jesus than to read the Bible for yourself. Keep in mind that the goal is not to read the … [Read More...]
We are less than a week away from Christmas. I know I am busy getting ready. I am sure you are too. There are sermons to prepare. There are the final things to coordinate for Christmas Eve services. There are also last minute presents to buy and packages to be mailed. There is much to get done in a little amount of time. It is so easy to become overloaded and anxious. But one thing I have been doing this Advent season that has helped me is to spend five minutes each day in silence. It is a great change of pace that brings me calm and helps to center my thoughts upon God. This time of silence … [Read More...]
40 Things to Give up for Lent
This is post that started it all and led to the creation of Greater Things Today. Discover 40 Things to give up not just for Lent, but for the rest of you life.
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This list is different. It is not the typical things like soda or chocolate. These are things truly worth giving up. There is one for each day of the season. And these are things to give up not just for Lent, but for the rest of your life.