Losing weight and exercising more are wonderful New Year’s resolutions, but this year teach your congregation about making resolutions that deal with the connections between money, faith, spirituality and stewardship. This article form Luther Seminary’s Center for Stewardship Leaders can get you started.
It’s the beginning of a New Year. Are you going to dust off your perennial list of resolutions for a healthy New Year — the same ones you’ve managed over the last 10 years to forget about by February? This year reframe your resolutions to make them more achievable, says this article from health.com. Not […]
Are you thinking of making some financial resolutions for 2015? Start with these “financial health” questions, since a recent study showed them to have a high correlation with net worth. If you don’t like your current answers, here are some ways to improve your answers for this same time next year, from Forbes.com. (Photo by […]
Now there’s nothing wrong with setting goals that will lead to positive changes in our lives, but I’ve noticed how self-centered my resolutions over the years tended to be. I resolve mostly to do things that will enrich MY life, firm up MY finances, improve MY health and promote MY happiness. Narcissistic resolutions are perfect for people of our me-first age, but methinks not so much for followers Jesus. (Photo by Erephas, used by Creative Commons license. Thanks!)
Last year, 40 percent of Americans planned to make resolutions on Jan. 1. As you welcome 2014 and plan to achieve those big goals of yours, don’t panic. Scranton University psychology professor John Norcross offers suggestions for following through on your New Year’s resolutions. From USA Today. (Photo by Allan Chatto, used by Creative Commons […]
In recent years we have been deluged with “end-times” paranoia, ranging from vague and scary apocalyptic prophecy to specific day-and-hour predictions. Even so, I’ve created my own “end of world” prediction – one that is entirely true, based on Scripture and scientific evidence. And based on my prediction, I’ve crafted New Year’s Resolutions for 2013. (Photo © rolffimages – Fotolia.com)
Most people forget their New Year’s Resolutions as soon as they break them. It’s too bad, because resolutions to be a better steward of your life really can help you. Here is some advice for how to keep them from getting stale or forgotten.
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