Tag: new year

OUT OF THE CHAOS 01.01.2021

Perhaps the assignment today will be the most difficult thing you will do all year. 13You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it. Psalm 139:13-14 Today I want you …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 12.31.2020

As I review the year, I acknowledge God’s presence. He was with me every step of the way, even when I didn’t feel it. Secondly, I ask God to show me ways that he showed up, blessed me, made his presence known. It might be helpful to take time and write down what he shows …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 12.30.2020

In the first step of the year in review, I acknowledge God’s presence with me, even when I didn’t feel it. The second step is to look for consolations. Consolations are simply those times in the year when God showed up, times you know now were his hand of blessing. It might have been a …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 12.29.2020

Reviewing this year may seem like an insurmountable task; one I might just as soon forget. After all, there is something to be said about leaving the past in the past. There is also something to be said for reviewing the past and making peace with it. I know I don’t want to allow 2020 …

Daily Reads 01.03.2020

A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an evil heart. What you say flows from what is in your heart. Luke 6:45 Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life. Proverbs 4:23 …

Daily Reads 01.02.2020

There is a children’s song that cautions us to be careful. To be careful about what we hear, say, see, walk, do…I’m sure you know it. It goes like this, “Oh, be careful little ears what you hear. Oh, be careful little ears what you hear. For the Father up above is looking down in …

Happy New Year!

Happy 2020! Welcome to the new decade! In just a few short weeks, we will welcome our third granddaughter. She is the first best gift of this new year and I can’t wait to meet her. As I anticipate her arrival, my mind wanders around titles changed by her birth. She will be the first …

Daily Reads 12.30.2019

I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me. No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward …

Daily Reads 12.29.2019

The year is widing down and many of us look to the New Year with hopes that things will be different, better somehow. The beginning of the year is a great time to evaluate our lives and make changes. This often involves resolutions related to health and wellness, both financially and physically. Unfortunately, statistics say …

Daily Reads 12.28.2019

Today would have been my mom and dad’s 68th wedding anniversary. My dad passed from this life into his eternal home in September of 2009. I still miss him and his stubborn ways. But one thing that lives on is his commitment to family and faith. I cannot thank him enough for his stubbornness in …