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Resolutions for the New Year From the Books of Malachi and Revelation…

Here are some good resolutions to make for the coming year based on the last readings of the year from the books of Malachi and Revelation.

Malachi Chapter 1:

Offer the first and the best of all that you have and all that you are to the Lord this coming year.

God is a great King, indeed Lord of lords and King of kings, and He deserves our best.

Malachi Chapter 2:

Remain wholly committed to the marriage covenant which you made before God, and to the spouse you married.

Maybe you are in a broken or damaged relationship with your spouse. Renew your commitment to God and to the one you married.

Malachi Chapter 3:

Allow the “Messenger of the covenant,” our Lord Jesus Christ, to refine you and purge sin out of your life.

As we reflect on the past year, all of us have things that occurred that we are ashamed of, or areas in which we could have done better. Allow the Lord to purge the things that are displeasing to Him out of your life this new year.

Malachi Chapter 4:

Rejoice in the “sun of righteousness,” God’s Son, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and in the many blessings He in His mercy and grace bestows.

Revelation Chapter 22:

Maybe you are thirsty because you have been living in a spiritual wasteland this past year. If you are unsaved, say YES to the invitation of our Lord:

“I, Jesus, have sent My angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star. The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life.” (Revelation 22:16-17, NIV)

From my family to you and yours, we wish you the best year ever in your walk with the Lord! Happy New Year!

Rubik’s Cube – My Take on a Solution!…

Over the years at various times I have had fun with a Rubik’s Cube solution memorized so that I can solve any cube. Here is my take on a solution. If you are looking for an easy to memorize solution that is rock solid, check it out. You are likely to make some mistakes at first (some of the steps are a bit tricky to describe accurately), but stick with it…the steps are accurate…you will get it!! Good luck!

Merry Christmas, 2009!

From my family to yours we wish you a blessed and Merry Christmas as we celebrate, like angels and shepherds did long ago, the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Our prayer for you in this upcoming year is that you may know the love of Christ, the joy of His salvation, and the peace He gives that surpasses all understanding!

“…the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace….”
– Galatians 5:22 (NIV)

Fun online site with free Mad Libs, MasterMind, and Hangman…

If you are like me and love thinking and word games, you will love MadGlibs, at http://www.madglibs.com/index.php, a free site which I recently discovered and have been enjoying of late. In particular I am a big fan of MasterMind, which they call “MadMinds.” Their version of the classic game is extremely fun and challenging, with various levels of difficulty, from very easy to very hard. One nice thing about their implementation is that it is entirely written in JavaScript (in fact most of their site is), and the interface and graphics are simple and large enough to enjoy even on a higher-resolution display.

I am also enjoying their version of Hangman, which they call “MadMen.” And some of their Mad Libs generators, which they call “MadGlibs,” can be quite hilarious! Below is an example I created by clicking their “Totally Random” button to fill in the form for “Letter From Camp” with random words, and then typing in values in the fields that were not populated. There are some other funny ones, such as “The Walmart Difference.” Be sure check out this fun and free site!

Here is the example Mad Lib:

Dear Uncle Alden,
I am having a(n) Flipped-Out time at camp. The counselour is Gothic and the food is Disciplinary. I met Hannah and we became Erratic friends. Unfortunately, Hannah is Changing and I Skidded my Eye Lash so we couldn`t go Stopping like everybody else. I need more Corn and a Tax sharpener, so please Platonically Appraise more when you Dawdle back.
Your Cousin,
Isaiah