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I recently wrote my 2010 review, so I guess it’s time to talk about major plans & goals for 2011…

Spiritual/Faith
I have to admit I’ve never read the Bible in it’s entirety. All the New Testament and portions of the Old Testament, but there are certainly significant portions of the Old Testament I haven’t read. So one of my goals is to read the entire Bible (meaning the 66 books of the Proterstant canon).
I’ve gotten to where I really like going on mission trips. I’m not 100 percent sure, but right now I’d like to get back to Egypt. In light of recent events there I really want to make it back over there and see my friends and encourage them.

Relationship
As I mentioned in another post, I am dating someone. It is an incredible experience – exciting and happy, yet humbling and not without its challenges at the same time. I pray often that God will continue to mold me into the man He wants me to be and the man she needs me to be. I don’t know where it will all lead, but I hope somewhere amazing. And I continue to thank God for her prescence in my life!

Training/Races
Here’s where you may think I’ve lost my mind. I’ve decided that in 2011 I will train for and race an iron-distance triathlon. Yes, 140.6 miles – that’s 2.4 miles swimming, 112 miles biking, and then 26.2 miles running (a marathon) – all in one day (actually 17 hours or less). I’ve done some arguably crazy things, but this definitely takes the cake. I’m expecting my training load to average between 10-15 hours per week. I’ll try to blog about it, so you can follow the journey. So mark your calendars for October 29th, 2011 – the day I hope to become an “Ironman” at the Beach2Battleship Triathlon.

So those are my goals. I’d appreciate your encouragement and prayers this year.

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The second song is Jars of Clay’s Love Came Down at Christmas. It’s actually a poem by Christina Rosetti:

Love came down at Christmas,
Love all lovely, Love Divine;
Love was born at Christmas;
Star and angels gave the sign.

Worship we the Godhead,
Love Incarnate, Love Divine;
Worship we our Jesus,
But wherewith for sacred sign?

Love shall be our token,
Love be yours and love be mine,
Love to God and all men,
Love for plea and gift and sign.

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