Tag: New Year

Turning the Corner on 2019: Surrendering 2020

Surrender. It’s a word that sounds defeated. Discouraged. Beaten. Surrender: verb (used without object) “to give oneself up, as into the power of another; submit or yield.”  [dictionary.com] While the word may seem to carry a negative connotation, in the Christian life is a cumulative word that describes what happens when a person, 1.) recognizes…

Were it Simply A Matter of Resolve

I admit it.  I’m done with resolutions and “trying to do better”. How many times have we tried to start a new year off full of good intentions and resolutions, only to find ourselves falling short and disappointing no one but ourselves. Keep reading and you’ll find some encouragement, I promise! I am by no…

A New Year, A New Day, A New Perspective

Mrs. Turnipseed was in her 80’s when she approached my pastor-husband and exclaimed with great exuberance, “Pastor, I’m so excited!  I’ve found a new ministry!” Can you picture that in your mind?  How many seniors are even looking for new opportunities to serve?  What a testimony to younger generations. On a day that I typically just…

Reflect and Resolve

Every year seems to pass by with things “I intended to do” and didn’t get done. Pictures in Rubbermaids, rooms that need painting, shelves that need cleaning. I’m not REALLY a procrastinator, though I sometimes wonder if I don’t see myself very clearly. The mirror doesn’t lie, so why should I? I know what I AM… *A…