New Year's resolutions

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Serious about New Year's goals for improvement? The Rev. Jack Shitama offers two ways to translate good thoughts into effective habits. Read more

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Developing micro-habits are among Rev. Jack Shitama's suggested keys to overcoming procrastination. Read more

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The Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant thinks he can keep his New Year's resolutions – at least, that's what he's telling himself as 2018 begins. Read more


The Wesley Bros find that remembering their vows of faith through the Covenant Renewal service strengthens them for whatever may come in 2018. Read more


A young child's conversation with his father about good behavior offers insights for adults as well, writes the Rev. F. Richard Garland. Read more

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Seminarian Gabe Horton takes his cue from author Anne Lamott in creating 4 resolutions truly worth keeping in 2015. Read more

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Bible reading, prayer and looking for where God is at work top the New Year's suggestions from Gil Hanke, top executive of the General Commission on United Methodist Men. Read more


Matthew's Rules for a New Year

The Rev. F. Richard Garland gives us another example of how little children can lead us to spiritual wisdom. Read more

Jan 4, 2013 11:09 AM F. Richard Garland

The Resolutions of Jesus

What if Jesus had made New Year's resolutions like many of us? asks the Rev. Jim Burklo. Read more

Jan 3, 2013 9:01 AM Jim Burklo