Here are a few selections:


Ecclesiastes 3:1-8  For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;


2 Peter 3:8  But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.


Psalm 90:12 So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.


Ephesians 5:16  Making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.


The beginning of a new year is an ideal time to stop, look up, and get our bearings.


  1. What's one thing you could do this year to increase your enjoyment of God?

    2. In which spiritual discipline do you most want to make progress this year, and what will you do about it?

    3.What one thing could you do to improve your prayer life this year?

    4. What single thing that you plan to do this year will matter most in 10 years? In eternity?



Kenneth Behr


Pastor, Patriot, former business guy, educator, husband, father and grandfather