Merry and Bright

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This holiday season has been merry and bright and full of friends, family and fellowship.

We have an annual winter bible conference with our church every year and we get to enjoy hosting people in our home.  Some years we have people from other countries, and some years we have our bible college boys return- with new spouses.  It's all very sweet.

We had one of the bible college girls who spent time encouraging Meg come stay with us, along with her family. When we traveled to Boston with the kids a few years ago, they let us stay at their farm.

So, it has been a very busy couple of weeks here with cleaning and getting ready for guests, having & feeding guests and attending our conference.  Whew, kind of exhausted here!

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I don't know about you, but the New Year inspires me to get more organized and set new goals.  I am reading {albeit, slowly, and haphazardly- It's the Jen way...}

Which is kind of humorous, since I am adding these books to my collection/stack of "get organized" books...but, ahem, I'll give it a go, one more time...

I am planning on reading through the New Testament several times this year.  Witness Lee was a Bible teacher whose books I really enjoy.  I know people who knew him personally and he made a deep impact on those people.  It's well-known that he read through the New Testament once a month, continuously and I thought I'd like to do this, too.  I know that there is no way I'd keep up with reading enough to read it every month, so I decided I'd like to do it every two months.  There is a great site a friend just showed me where you can schedule your Bible readings- including the whole Bible, online.  You can plug in how long you want to take and what days you want to read.

Read His Word  is the site.  I made an account and now when I check in, it tells me what I need to read for the day.  Way cool :)  }}much less clunky then me taking the page number of my N.T. and dividing it by 60 days...which is what I was going to do...

I mentioned before that Simply Convivial has a series on Getting things done -

she also is starting up a new series on digital home management

My last big goal is to spend as much time as possible sitting on the couch with Sky, watching HGTV.

How about you, any good New Year's resolutions sites?