ENDING WELL

I blinked and January slipped through my fingers… While I accomplished some things in the first three weeks of the New Year, I must admit I did not make the progress I hoped to see. Today I am focused and on track. I won’t waste too much time regretting what didn’t get done, but today’s calendar date is a reminder that time marches on, whether I’m up to speed with my goals or not. Years ago a friend gave me a business-sized card that said: “Live With Intention.” I posted it on my kitchen cupboard as a daily reminder to make each day count for eternity. I am not always heavenly-minded – I’m looking to knock off another 10 pounds like so many others, but in the Big Picture of my life, I want to make a difference for eternity. Surely, I want to make the best of...

ONE THING I WOULD CHANGE…

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OUR STORY – HIS STORY

It has been said many times this past week – “2011 is history.” What’s done is done. No looking back. Perhaps you have also heard that all of history is “His story.” Believing that to be true, I proclaim 2012 to be history…His story, waiting to be written in our lives and in our time. God is not subject to time – to Him, a thousand years are like a day gone by (Psalm 90:4) – we are the ones who mark the passage of time in years. We refer to significant periods in our lives as “chapters.” That is probably truer than most of us realize. One chapter followed by another, then another…and then, our lives – our stories – are complete. “…we spend our lives as a tale that is told” (Psalm 90:9 NKJ). Our stories will be marked by a combination of drama, comedy and...