New Goal

3 Jan

Its not a resolution.  I don’t really like that word.  But last Sunday Pastor Nathan challenged the church to think of and write one goal, one change we need to make for the next year that will draw us closer to God.

Here’s mine:  I love reading novels, especially when they are true stories and I learn something about a person, a way of life, or a particular time period.  I struggle reading non-fiction Christian growth type books.  If it doesn’t have a story line, its just hard for me to get through.  BUT, just because its hard doesn’t mean its not good for me.

So, the goal I am setting for myself this year is that I will alternate each novel I read with one growth book.

Right now I am reading a memoir called “Name All the Animals” by Allison Smith (on loan from my good friend Holly Vanna Pip – thats not really her last name).

Next I plan to read “Blue Like Jazz” by Donald Miller.  Lots of people have told me great things about it.

Do you have a goal?  Something you need to change?

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4 Responses to “New Goal”

  1. David January 4, 2009 at 6:13 p01 #

    Blue Like Jazz is a really good book. I enjoyed it! Don’t have a goal yet. But I think it will be to jump-start my soul every morning… either with worship, meditation, prayer, Bible reading… something to get me started w/ Christ. Yeah… let’s just say that’s my goal.

  2. Nicole January 5, 2009 at 6:13 p01 #

    I loved “Name All the Animals.” I thought it was a very poignant novel. As for goals, in small group last night we actually did “Refocus Resolutions” where we wrote down a resolution for each focus area (God, Marriage, Family/Friends, Work and Health). So I will be pretty busy (and accountable) this year with all of those!

  3. Amazoman January 7, 2009 at 6:13 p01 #

    First, I write goals every January 1 and I am always amazed at how God achieves almost all of them. It truly is a worthwhile endeavor. Second, Blue Like Jazz, is an “ok” read. Interesting, but I think the author doesn’t have a very big view of God and his thinking is certainly marred by sin. As a result, I think he comes to some faulty conclusions that blend God with culture. I look forward to hearing your thoughts…

  4. Pirsey April 24, 2009 at 6:13 p04 #

    I read your blog for quite a long time and must tell you that your articles always prove to be of a high value and quality for readers.

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