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Where’s January?

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

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Have you ever seen one of those perpetual calendars with blocks that can be changed on a daily and monthly basis?  By turning each block to the correct number to represent the day of the month or another block to indicate the name of the month, a whole new day begins? I have one on my kitchen counter that was given to me many years ago as a gift. My calendar even has little blocks that can be inserted in the top to represent the various seasons. Right now it has a snowflake on it. Ugh!

On the first day of January of this year I was methodically changing my perpetual calendar. It was easy to find the number representative of the day but finding the correct month was a little more difficult. Needless to say, January had slipped all the way to the back of the pile. As I was frantically trying to find it, I kept muttering to myself, “Where’s January, where’s January”.  At last, I found it.

januaryFor most of us, January represents a new beginning. It is another chance to start over again by doing those meaningful things in our lives such as spending more time with God, our family and friends.  Philippians 3:13-14Philippians 3:13-14
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13 Brethren, I could not myself yet to have laid hold: but one thing I do, forgetting the things which are behind, and stretching forward to the things which are before, 14 I press on toward the goal unto the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

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NLT admonishes us to focus on one thing:  “No, dear brothers and sisters, I am still not all I should be, but I am focusing all my energies on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I strain to reach the end of the race and receive the prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us up to heaven”.

Where’s January? It is in the privilege to forget the past and look forward to what lies ahead all the while keeping our focus on Godly endeavors. I hope you find your January!

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The New Calendar

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

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Another year is slowing slipping into the recesses of my mind with memories of those things that have happened – some good and some bad. If I go back and scroll through the past year’s calendar, I can view many aspects of my life at a glance. It is difficult to say goodbye because I know I will never experience the previous year again and can never undo some of happenings that did not go as planned.

calendar2Many of us are beginning to organize our lives for the upcoming year by placing important dates and events on a calendar. Whether it is a visible calendar placed on a wall, table or desk or some sort of electronic scheduler, calendars play a vital role in our everyday lives.

New calendars are exciting to look at because they symbolize what is before us. It represents the unknown.  What difficulties are ahead? What mistakes will be made? What type of events will these nice shiny unmarked pages detail?

Thankfully the yearly calendar is broken down not only into months but also into days. That gives me an opportunity to live each day to its fullest. All that God expects is that I live one day at a time. Psalm 145:2Psalm 145:2
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2 Every day will I bless thee; And I will praise thy name for ever and ever.

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states, “Every day I will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever.

Oh, well, no more reminiscing in the past. It is time to move forward and put the first event on my new calendar. After all, God admonishes me to just live one day at a time and make the most of each day.

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Blessings and Beyond

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

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The beginning of a new year is a wonderful time to reflect back on the blessings God has given us throughout the previous year as well as to set goals, re-evaluate our priorities and make plans for the future. Our prior year’s calendar is a way to gauge in capsule form our effectiveness and involvement with our family, church and community.

Of course, one of the first things we do is to organize our calendars for the upcoming year. Whether it is a visible calendar placed on a wall, table or desk or some sort of electronic scheduler, we all live by the clock and calendar. In other words, we are constantly looking beyond.

The launch of a new year is a good time to reflect on our personal ministries. A person’s daily activities should always reveal the love of God to others. Not only should we minister to our family but also find ways to be involved in the care and concern of others. In other words, how can I be a blessing? This will assist us in becoming more aware not only of the “blessings” we receive but to see “beyond” to the needs of our fellow man.

God’s blessings to us are innumerable; however, we need to look beyond as to how we can minister to others. Then, as we share through our ministry, we will be truly blessed. Thus . . . blessings and beyond!

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“Godly” Goods

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

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I have so many pleasant memories of going to my grandmother’s house as a child. I loved going there. She would give me some special treat that I looked forward to. After all, that’s what grandmas do, isn’t it?

My grandmother’s abode was rather humble by today’s standards but I always sensed love when I entered the door. She was a godly woman and could give the best testimonies at church of what God had done for her (waving her crisp white handkerchief incessantly as she talked). “Worldly” goods were not important to her but “Godly” goods were. Her main focus was on being a good example for her family and others with whom she came in contact with.

One particular thing I remember about her house was that the walls were plastered with calendars. You know . . . the ones you get at the banks, grocery stores and other places around Christmas time with all the pretty pictures for each month. I really don’t know why she had so many on her walls. Perhaps, she enjoyed the beautiful scenes as she changed from month to month or maybe she used them as room decorations. . some were really pretty. In retrospect, I wonder if it was her way of anticipating the new year and what it would hold for her.

We cannot go back and relive the past nor undo the “to dones” but we can flip a calendar page and start the new year by making sure that Christ is the center of everything we do; every thought we think, every gesture, every word we say and every action.  We can make sure we are exemplifying Godly behavior.

So, this year as the calendar page is turned on a monthly basis, enjoy the scene displayed but also reflect on what “Godly” goods we can share with others.

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