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If you’re a resolution-maker, you’re more likely to keep your resolutions if you’re also religious, according to a recent study. Read DisciplesWorld contributer Cheryl Heckler’s article about religion and resolution-keeping here.
If you’ve resolved to Be a Better Blogger, like me, and my brother Dave, here’s a good catch-all post on Chris Brogan’s blog: 27 Blogging Secrets to Power Your Community (thanks Dave for including this in your “Look What I Found” list).
Or perhaps you are determined to challenge and expand your mental capacity by reading more. A good starting point on the big questions of our time might be Phyllis Tickle’s book, The Great Emergence: How Christianity is Changing and Why. I haven’t read it, but Bob Cornwall has, and he’s given it a thorough and thought-provoking review on his Ponderings on a Faith Journey blog (which he updates regularly). I did get to hear Tickle give a fascinating talk (for about 45 minutes, extemporaneously) on the book’s main thesis during a luncheon at the Associated Church Press convention back in April.
Lastly, if you’ve vowed to eat better and more responsibly (and who hasn’t, after indulging in a little too much Christmas candy), I recommend reading Laura Miller’s Salon.com review of the book Food Matters:A Guide to Conscious Eating with More Than 75 Recipes, by Mark Bittman. Or just get the book. Miller also mentions her own subscription to Everyday Food magazine as a starting point (you can get a free issue on their website too).
What “goodies” have you found in your quest to keep your own resolutions or improve some aspect of your life? Please share!