Now that we are solidly into 2014, how are you doing with your New Year’s resolutions? There is something about the freshness of a new calendar – and the seemingly unlimited possibilities of a new year – that makes us think we can become better people, thinner people, smarter people, and/or wealthier people. While the making of New Year’s resolutions is an ancient and venerable thing, the keeping of them is usually not so successful. My New Year’s resolutions are the same every year – and have been for as long as I can remember. I resolve to spend time in God’s Word and in prayer regularly. Further, I resolve to pray for the wonderful church family that the Lord has given Carole and me here in Greensboro – and around the world. These resolutions have paid off – a thousandfold!