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Psalm 90:14

November -- time to get serious about developing some good habits to get me through the holidays without regret!
November -- time to get serious about developing some good habits to get me through the holidays without regret!



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My Goals:
1. Lose 25 pounds by next summer (2014)
2. Run a 10 k race.
3. Eat healthy.
4. Memorize 15% of the Bible. (about 180 chapters)

My Program:
1. Follow SP calorie and nutrition guidelines.
2. Real food, not processed.
3. Exercise every day.
4. Read/memorize Bible verses every day.

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I'm a music professor, partly retired, married with two daughters and a dog, and we live on a river in Indiana.

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I love the Lord, riding the motorcycle with my husband, hiking, good books, and gardening.

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12/25/2014 2:57:44 AM

I just read this poem & felt it too good not to share on this CHRISTmas Eve! God bless!

{This is another version of 'Twas The Night Before Christmas' }

'Twas the night before Jesus came
and all through the house
Not a creature was praying,
Not one in the house.
Their Bibles were lain on the shelf without care
In hopes that Jesus would not come there.

The children were dressing to crawl into bed.
Not once ever kneeling or bowing a head.
And Mom in her rocker with baby on her lap
Was watching the Late Show while I took a nap.

When out of the East there arose such a clatter.
I sprang to my feet to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash!

When what to my wondering eyes should appear
But angels proclaiming that Jesus was here.
With a light like the sun sending forth a bright ray
I knew in a moment this must be THE DAY!

The light of His face made me cover my head
It was Jesus! returning just like He had said.
And though I possessed worldly wisdom and wealth,
I cried when I saw Him in spite of myself.

In the Book of Life which He held in His hand
Was written the name of every saved man.
He spoke not a word as He searched for my name;
When He said "it's not here" my head hung in shame.

The people whose names had been written with love
He gathered to take to His Father above.
With those who were ready He rose without a sound.
While all the rest were left standing around.

I fell to my knees, but it was too late;
I had waited too long and thus sealed my fate.
I stood and I cried as they rose out of sight;
Oh, if only I had been ready tonight.

In the words of this poem the meaning is clear;
The coming of Jesus is drawing near.
There's only one life and when comes the last call
We'll find that the Bible was true after all!

(by Reverend Edward M. Gionest, Sr.)

To those who receive Him, He gives the power to become the sons of God, even to those that believe on his name. Repent and declare with your mouth that Jesus is your Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him up from the dead, you will be saved.

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12/9/2014 4:04:51 PM

I'm working on both 1 John 2 (in German) and James 5 (in English). I found an app for my smart phone called "Remember Me" and it is set up for review, etc. It has been very helpful.
What are you working on?

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12/1/2014 3:50:45 PM

Finished James 4. I also did Psalm 100 last month and 1John 1 - (review) in German.
Plan is to finish James by year's end and to have a good part of 1John 2 done. I started 1 John in German a couple years ago. English is still easier for me.
What are you working on?

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11/1/2014 11:05:46 AM

I finished James 3! Now on to chapter 4.

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10/4/2014 3:03:06 PM

emoticon You are amazing and inspiring. Every time I talk to you I become re-motivated to get serious again with my scripture memorization.
I would be curious which passages you have already memorized and how you decide what to do next.
I think I spend a lot of time reading the Bible but I think memorizing would be so profitable in many, many ways.
Thanks for being a good example to me. emoticon

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