Monthly Archives: January 2013

I Resolve…

Resolution: A firm decision to do or not to do something. A bringing into focus fine details.

New Year’s is often a time of reflection and goal setting. We review the past year’s accomplishments and consider the possibilities of the coming year. I always find myself doing this very thing. I have even jokingly stated my resolution for this year is to make no resolutions. But, I cannot help myself…to be honest…I need improvement. Reflecting and making resolutions help me challenge myself to be a better individual, husband, father, business owner, and a believer in Jesus Christ. This process also challenges my desire to do and give more. Personally I have a desire to impact my generation, my community, and my world for the cause of Christ. I can do more. I can give more. I can make a difference. It is just hard for me to accept the average or think otherwise being a child of God and a student of the Bible.

I believe resolutions are a good thing. Hopefully, prayerfully, by God’s grace, and with resolve I will have made some forward progress by year’s end. Happy New Year!!!

“Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:13-14


Great Bible App with Audio


A great Bible app with audio and reading plans is the YouVersion Bible.  It is available for computer, tablet, and smartphone.  I use it on my laptop, iPad, and iPhone.  My use of this app is primarily for listening to the Bible (great while traveling), simple searches, and the Bible reading plans.  I also like it because my settings are saved and the same across all of my devices.  This does require

you to sign up for a free account and be logged in.  While some apps require you to have a internet connection for reading, the YouVersion Bible app allows you to download the Bible for reading offline.  Unlike E-Sword which has a massive amount of study tools and resources, the YouVersion app is more simplistic and designed for reading and listening.  There are some tools for note taking and connecting with some of the social platforms like Facebook and Twitter.  Overall this is a great app to have and best of all it is free.

YouVersion website LINK:

iTunes App LINK: YouVersion Bible App