Newness

Is it too late to wish you a happy new year? No? Okay! Happy New Year! I always like the thought of the new year. I say to myself that this year I’m going to so much better than last year, I’m going to start all over and make none of last year’s mistakes. But guess what? Life doesn’t work that way! In just two weeks I’ve already managed to make some hum dinger mistakes and have only kept one of my resolutions. (It was “read more”. One of the one’s I didn’t keep was to neatly write out my resolutions so that I could go back and read them through out the year. Oh well.)

Anyway, all I can do now is to be incredibly thankful for the New Year, for life and health and work and passions and pursuits and love and family and, well you get the picture : ). There will be no perfect newness until Heaven but there can be hope and there can be joy. There can be thanksgiving and there can be changes. In just two weeks there has already been a room of my own with fresh paint (it’s gray, I love it!) and the purchase of an iPad (which I am still figuring out how to use).

So even with the mistakes it’s been a pretty good year so far. I hope that your two weeks have been amazing and even if those resolutions haven’t worked out very well that your hope has been reNEWed.

“Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD.”
-Psalm 31:24

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