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A New Year Is Upon Us (Ouch!) (2006-01-01 - 7:53 a.m.)

Happy New Year to all! But nothing feels different does it? What's with all the hype about a new year, anyway?

I'm starting new devotions this year, as well as beginning a serious attempt to lose weight (I weighed in at 336.2 this morning--bleah). We plan to work out at 24-Hour Fitness at least three times a week.

We didn't stay up for the new year last night. Not much reason to; we weren't invited to any parties, and didn't want to get out to any of the public ones. Plus it was Saturday night, which is usually followed by Sunday morning. On Sunday morning, we go to church, so we didn't want to be exhausted for it.

I have the night off at work tonight, so that will be nice. It will be the last one for a long time (no holidays for us "non-guvmint" people until May). But I've recently changed my start time to 10pm from 11pm. This means an hour less sleep before work. So I need to try to make that up during the day.

One of my Bible passages today was Psalm 1.

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
but his delight is in the law of the LORD, an on his law he meditates day and night.

He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.
The wicked are not so, but are like the chaff that the wind drives away.

Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;
for the LORD knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked shall perish.

It is my great desire to be like the righteous man described in this Psalm.

May your 2006 be richly blessed and may you find God during this year (if you haven't already).


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