Tuesday, January 15, 2008

A Few Resources For The New Year - Hall

Since we're still at the beginning stages of 2008, I thought I would share a few of my favorite 'Resolution' resources with you. A favorite resolution of many of us is to read through the Bible in a year. I have done this in the past, always charting my progress in my Bible on sheets of paper that get lost along with last week's bulletin.
This year I'm doing it online at Crosswalk.com http://bible.crosswalk.com/BibleInAYear

When I finish reading my passage for the day, I update my progress in my online calendar. I get to choose from dozens of translations. This year I've decided to read through the Bible using The Message paraphrase.

Also, if I'm reading along and a particular verse jumps out at me, I can click on it, and look it up in many different translations (my own 'parallel' Bible). I can also read about the verse from a number of commentaries. This is a great resource for Bible teachers.

If this year is your year to de-clutter, Cyndy Salzmann might be able help with that. If you recognize the name, Cyndy was at Write! Canada last June and gave a wonderful bunch of sessions to those of us who took part in the professional track. Her website http://cyndysalzmann.com/ has some great resources for decluttering your life, plus a podcast on getting your house and life in order.

And if your desire is to eat better and exercise, click on http://www.fitday.com/. I've used this one, and I've also looked at http://www.my-calorie-counter.com/. You plug in the food you eat, and it keeps track of calories, and carbs, and fat and all those good things. They even evaluate your diet.

And if your goal is to write better and write longer, Randy Ingermanson is a friend of mine and he's got a great newsletter for writers. www.advancedfictionwriting.com.ezine/readers.php

Yours for a happy new year!

Linda Hall

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