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Charles said in December 24th, 2010 at 10:05 am

My biggest goal in 2011 is to complete my dissertation.

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Shaun Tabatt said in December 24th, 2010 at 10:06 am

While I’m not eligible for the contest, I figured I’d get things started off. For 2011 I’m hoping to continue growing into a more Godly Father and husband. I have a collaborative project with my best bud Bob Hayton that is finally coming to fruition after almost a year of waiting and it is a great opportunity for both of us. A goal I have for the new year is to drop between 25-50 lbs. Okay, now it’s your turn. Thanks everybody for participating again this year. Have a blessed Christmas!

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Gaines said in December 24th, 2010 at 10:15 am

Not sure if it’s the biggest, but one major goal for 2011 is to apply to grad school.

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rusty leonard said in December 24th, 2010 at 10:27 am

I am hoping to go to India next year to help a local gospel organization build a permanent building for their orphanage. I too desire about a 50 lb drop but I’d settle for 20. Fatherhood for me has turned into Grand-fatherhood, and I pray that the coming year will provide lots of opportunity to make Christ filled memories with family.

Thanks Shaun for the great contests and the terrific blog! Have a Merry Christmas and I pray God’s blessing for you and yours this coming year. Grace and Peace.

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Doug said in December 24th, 2010 at 11:09 am

To read 90% of the books in this giveaway.

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Bitsy Griffin said in December 24th, 2010 at 11:25 am

Finish my MLS. Get a paying job as a librarian. Apply (oooo accepted would also be nice) for that PhD. (or Ed.D.) program.

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Joel said in December 24th, 2010 at 11:38 am

I want to really focus on my MTS at United Theological, and identify an area of study (although admittedly, I have two already) to focus on. While I cannot finish the program, I can get 75% accomplished and hope they drop from 60 hours to the more reasonable 45.

Oh, and to see my business take off so that I can focus on the important things in life – MTS, Blogging, Family, Assistance Ministries although, not necessarily in that order.

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Tracy Fitzgerald said in December 24th, 2010 at 12:03 pm

I hope to learn Hebrew and Greek so I can read the scripture in the original languages.

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Nick Norelli said in December 24th, 2010 at 1:48 pm

My biggest goal is to spend more time with God in prayer. My second biggest is to spend more time with my daughter in general.

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Shaun Tabatt said in December 24th, 2010 at 2:20 pm

Nick,

Those are excellent goals! Actually, they’d be really good goals for all of us. Well on the second part to spend time with our own kids of course, not yours. 😉

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Mike White said in December 24th, 2010 at 2:23 pm

My biggest goal is to more fully discern the Lord’s path for me over the next few years. I finish my undergraduate degree in a year and a half and have several options: do I go overseas for a few years and work with church planting contacts I have there? Do I go to seminary? I desire more than anything to discover the way in which the Lord wants me to minister to His people, and I want to do so in a prayerful way.

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Bill said in December 24th, 2010 at 2:26 pm

To continue to grow in my relationship with the Lord.
To start a non-resident doctoral program.
To help churches grow in ministry.
To travel and sight see with my wife.
There are many other plans and goals.
Thanks for the contests and I hope you have a great 2011.

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Shaun Tabatt said in December 24th, 2010 at 2:27 pm

Tracy,

That’s a great goal for 2011. In my experience Greek was a bit easier than Hebrew, so you may want to start with Greek first. I highly recommend English Grammar to Ace Biblical Hebrew and English Grammar to Ace New Testament Greek. All of the biblical languages books from Zondervan are quite good.

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Shaun Tabatt said in December 24th, 2010 at 2:28 pm

Bill,

Any thoughts on which school you’d like to do your doctoral program with? What topic?

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Shaun Tabatt said in December 24th, 2010 at 2:29 pm

Mike,

That’s a wise choice to be seeking the Lord’s discernment on where you should be going after college. Where are you completing your undergrad?

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Shaun Tabatt said in December 24th, 2010 at 2:31 pm

Doug,

There are so many good books and so little time. Maybe I should add “becoming a professional book reviewer” to my list for 2011.

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Shaun Tabatt said in December 24th, 2010 at 2:32 pm

Joel,

Thanks for the clarification at the end there. I’m glad to know that your family potentially comes before blogging. 😉

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Shaun Tabatt said in December 24th, 2010 at 2:33 pm

Rusty,

Thanks for the kind words. Congrats on becoming a grandfather!

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Shaun Tabatt said in December 24th, 2010 at 2:33 pm

Gaines,

Where are you thinking about going for grad school?

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Shaun Tabatt said in December 24th, 2010 at 2:34 pm

Charles,

What is your dissertation on?

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JasonS said in December 24th, 2010 at 2:47 pm

My main goal for 2011 is to be a better Christian, husband, father, and pastor.
I would also like to apply myself more to learning Greek, and possibly Hebrew.
I also intend to reorganize my study/reading habits so as to be more efficient and accomplish more.
Oh, and I want to make my wife very happy by doing something very special as a surprise on our 20th anniversary in May. I just have to decide what that will be.

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Chip R said in December 24th, 2010 at 8:48 pm

My goal for 2011 is to implement an early morning
devotional time. I despise early mornings, but think the time will
help start my days better and allow me to grow in my spiritual
disciplines.

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Jason said in December 24th, 2010 at 9:42 pm

One of my biggest hopes for 2011 is to get my diet and physical inactivity under control. It’s going to be tough.

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John said in December 25th, 2010 at 12:56 am

To become a man of prayer.

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Gaines said in December 25th, 2010 at 7:48 pm

Shaun,
I’m still trying to narrow down my choices. Emory or Duke would be pretty awesome, if I could get in. I’m also looking into programs in the UK. We’ll see what the new year brings — thanks for asking.

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Shaun Tabatt said in December 26th, 2010 at 1:10 pm

Gaines,

Best of luck in making the right choice.