Saturday, December 31, 2011

Weekend Worship—Happy New Year!

Look, I am about to do something new; even now it is coming. Do you not see it? Indeed, I will make a way in the wilderness, rivers in the desert. Isaiah 43:19

I love New Year’s Day. Not because of the partying and hoopla, but because it marks an end and a beginning. You see, by the time I get to the end of a year, no matter how many good things have happened, I feel dragged down by all the junk that has accumulated.

Those unfulfilled expectations.
The unrealized dreams (usually because I didn’t put in the necessary work).
All the people I’ve let down and who’ve let me down.

By the time December gets here, I can generally pull up enough stuff to depress an elephant. And even worse, it’s never a stretch to blame myself for ninety-nine percent of the failures. But January first gives me the opportunity to start over and begin again, hopefully a little wiser than the year before.

That’s what God is all about, second chances and new beginnings.

So as this New Year begins, join me in putting away the stuff from last year and resolve to begin again on a new year filled with hope and possibilities!


  1. I'm with you, Edie - looking ahead to 2012 and a fresh start!

  2. I love beginnings. New journals, renewed seeking, high hopes.... Blessings on yours, Edie

  3. Love those thoughts, Edie!! Thanks for the encouragement!!

    Big hugs and Happy New Year!

  4. Excited about starting a new Bible study today, a new schedule tomorrow, and new projects on the horizon!

  5. Happy New Year Edie! Thanks for all you do for us. Sweet blessings and hugs coming your way.