|Joe and I have committed this year to reading the entire
bible. We each got one of the "Bible in a Year" books and
started off quiet well on the 5th or 6th or something like that. As
to be expected, Joseph caught up on the first 5 days of his new year,
while for me it is still January 27th, on Februrary 5th for the rest of
you. I may be taking it slow, but at least many things have stuck
and are sinking in. One of the many things I have re-discovered so
far this year is that what is in your heart finds its way to the surface
in what you say, do and for me the facial expressions I give.
So my constant prayer for the new year is to become in my heart the person
behind what Joseph likes to call my "telephone" voice; the
cheery, helpful, brimming with true excitement for others, ready to help
at a moments notice person who is that way because of the grace,
forgiveness and love Christ showed for me and actually mean all of it when
the bell tolls.