Monday, December 26, 2011

You're NOT Going to Lose Weight, So...

The new year is coming upon us fast and along with it those dreaded resolutions. So in that spirit, let me offer some encouraging advice.

Your're not going to lose weight

Sorry, but it hasn't worked any other year, so save your money on the gym membership and the Bowflex. With that out of the way, let's look at something a little more practical and profitable. (1 Tim 4:8)

This could be the year that you finally read your Bible. Seriously, this is possible. In fact it has never been easier. There are so many options available to read and track your performance. Below is the best way I've found to meet this goal and what I had to say about it last year.

YouVersion is a site that I just recently discovered. It is an online bible that offers many bible translations and the ability to not only select from a multitude of reading plans, but also track your individual progress. Register your free account, select your plan, and the rest is done for you.

What if I don't start January 1st?

Most plans are tailored to everyone starting January 1st, but what about those who want to start June 1st? Once you select your plan, YouVersion creates a personal calender with your own starting and ending dates

What if I fall behind?

No need to get discouraged, just keep reading. They even have a catch me up button that resets your plan, changing your end date to bring you current if you get behind. This is a great feature. So often I've fallen behind and in the disappointment of trying to catch up to the plan, I've simply given up.

Completely Mobile

YouVersion has apps for the iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and is available to any cellphone or desktop with an internet connection. No excuses! You can read anywhere.

Don't waste the New Year!
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