Words of Worth

Not a New Year’s Resolution

December 28, 2012

31 Days of PraiseAlthough it’s not a hard and fast rule, some of you regular readers may have noticed Sheryl and I take turns blogging every other week. By the way, if you are a frequent visitor to this site or follow us via email, we want to say “Thank you!”

So here we are at the end of 2012 and it’s my turn to write something inspiring and of course it should be geared toward the New Year and/or resolutions, right? Oh boy…. I’m in trouble. I don’t make resolutions because I generally don’t keep them. However, I picked up a magazine recently that put an entirely different spin on the yearly commitment making process. Instead of making resolutions for the year, the article suggested focusing on a particular goal each month. Wait just a minute! How did we go from having a resolution or two to needing at least twelve?

Never fear – I am not asking anyone to commit to a year of month long commitments.

However, that article gave me an idea for this blog. Since we are “words of worth” and we are both voracious readers, we have decided to do a similar focus on monthly goals with books. Each month throughout 2013, we will feature a book relating to a theme. We will offer our thoughts in the weekly blog format and also ask you to share your own reflections about the book.

Since we couldn’t think of a better way to start the year than with daily praise, the book for January is “31 Days of Praise” by Ruth and Warren Meyers. Every day for just one month, a Scripture-based devotion cultivates the “heart habit” of praise and worship. Even in the midst of pain, disappointment, and heartache, we can be gently inspired to appreciate and adore the Lord in all things!
So if you wanted to be ready to start on January 1, 2013, you can purchase the book at Amazon or Barnes and Noble:

http://www.amazon.com/Thirty-One-Days-Praise-Enjoying-Anew/dp/1590525582/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1356711565&sr=1-1&keywords=31+days+of+praise

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/31-days-of-praise-ruth-myers/1111936657?ean=9781590525586

We hope you will join us during the month of January as we focus on one goal-to praise God anew! Look for us next Friday when we will blog some thoughts about praise and ask for your feedback as well. Until then, may you end 2012 well and begin 2013 blessed even in the midst!

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