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Glance Back, Focus Forward (Year End/Beginning Thoughts)

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2013 began with a challenge from a 99 year old (now 100) preacher, Linvel Arington, to not do what I've always done: make resolutions, then break them or forget them.  Linvel challenged me, and our entire church congregation, to "not make a resolution, but make a decision!"  And that's what I did.

I made the decision that 2013 would be a totally different year for me.  I set out to make specific decisions, set specific and measurable goals, and begin a game-plan for success.  For reflection's sake, here's a quick look at what happened in my life due to a little focus and a whole lot of strength from God:
--I decided to read the Bible completely through in 2013.  Using the Youversion Bible app, on the "Eat This Book Plan," I finished it up last week.
--I decided to spend 2 hours in prayer, 3 days a week, during the Summer months. This carried over into longer prayer sessions during the Fall & Winter.
--I decided to work at eating healthy (not die…