|(C) Allen Pearson|
I hope you had a very Merry Christmas and a great time with your family and friends! Mine was really quiet and relaxing once again. Having lost my parents and mother-in-law a few years ago, we invited my father-in-law over for dinner. I grilled steaks and my wife prepared baked potatoes and vegetables. The day seemed to go faster than ever.
Now, we are on to a New Year! 2019 begins on Tuesday. I love the new year. It always seems like I am being given a clean slate to start all over again. After all, we haven't lived in 2019 yet. Every minute, hour, day, week, and month will be new.
With that in mind, I used to make a trillion, as it seemed since I had to live with them and try to succeed, New Year's Resolutions. They were all usually broken for some reason or another but I didn't give up without trying and having plenty of "re-starts!"
As I aged, yup I have been doing a lot of that it seems, I have grown a bit wiser and have come to realize that I can make New Year's Resolutions to change a few things in life and work throughout the year to change whatever it is want to change.
This year, I've determined a few New Years Resolutions that I want to make to help me grow in certain areas of life. My first one is to attend church every Sunday, another is to read my Bible more often, another is to read and study my favorite field of Bible Prophecy, and to read my Trains Magazines and books. Though I have been a Christian all my life, there is always room to grow and learn more which is another resolution.
As I look back over the years, I tend to reflect around this time of year too, I can see where God has blessed my life in many countless ways. This doesn't mean that He has given me wealth and riches but that He has provided my every need. God has been doing that for me since I accept Him as my Savior in my youth. A decision I have never regretted. Also, it doesn't mean that my life has been perfect without any problems, issues or tragic events. While it's not necessary to share the details of those times in my life, it is important to share that God's Presence has ALWAYS been there to take care of me!
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