New Year, Fresh Start

Say what?   It’s 2020?   Did you make any new year’s resolution only to already give up?   You’re not alone.  I have all sorts of plans like getting up earlier on Saturdays, but the bed is warm and comfy so I snooze a little longer.   My resolution already blown by the 2nd Saturday of the new year. I’ll try again next Saturday.
I know I will continue to fall short of goals, only to keep trying but it’s ok because in the end I know God has a plan for me.   


Can you believe it? We are 3 days away from Christmas! 
I can’t help it,  but every Christmas childhood memories flood my thoughts whenever I hear certain Christmas songs.  Memories fill my mind when I’m driving in the car, or listening to  Amazon Music, Alexa, Google, or whatever device I may be using. Memories of baking, eating, sleeping in awful curlers,  dressing up to attend Christmas Eve service,  it was all part of the preparation before the “big” day.
This is a time when the Season of Advent (the time of preparation) winds down. Christmas 2019 I have promised myself I will take the last three days before Christmas  to relax and reflect not on what’s missing, but  focus on  how special of gift mankind was given. No other gift compares; we have been given God’s perfect gift. 
It’s time to embrace the season and experience love this Christmas. Merry Christmas and stay blessed!