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The press conference is over. 
Have you parents, teachers or children's ministry volunteers ever had to say something like that? 
Kids ask a lot of questions. 
There are times in our home that our four children seem to gather close around (must like journalists) and fire away with all their questions all at the same time. Laura and I try our best to keep up, but eventually one of us usually has to let them know 'the press conference is now over.' 
Even though questions can be a little exhausting at times, they are very important, aren't they? We can learn a lot from children and the high levels of curiosity that they pair with a belief that questions can lead to discovery. 
I came across 5 powerful questions I want to share with you. 
As you and I look at the year in front of us and all the potential it bears, I want to ask you to consider taking a few minutes within the next 7 days to reflect and note some of your answers to these compelling questions:

  1. What's one thing you could do this year to increase your enjoyment of God? 
  2. What's the most humanly impossible thing you will ask God to do this year? 
  3. What's the single most important thing you could do to improve the quality of your family life this year? 
  4. What is the single biggest time-waster in your life, and what will you do about it this year? 
  5. What single thing that you plan to do this year will matter most in ten years? In eternity? 


(these 5 were part of a list of '10 Questions for the New Year' by author, Donald Whitney)

I have time scheduled within the week for these 5 questions. 
Do you? 
The press conference is now over. 
Happy New Year!Pastor Mike