Friday, December 30, 2011

Happy New Year!

It's time to hang up that new calendar! My wife works hard on the kitchen calendar every year. She writes in every birthday (and age of the person), anniversary (and years of marriage), and any other special day that needs to be remembered. She's always reminding me that it's someone's anniversary or birthday. It's a good thing!

Many people are given to resolutions as the new year dawns. I would guess that a high percentage of those go unkept. Perhaps we are unrealistic in our self-appraisals. Maybe we have great intentions but no inner drive to accomplish that to which we commit.

I'm not going to make any resolutions this year. Oh, I have goals. There are some things I want to accomplish. There are changes I need to and want to make. I'm just going to dig down deep and go after those things, with the help of an accountability partner or two. Most importantly I am going to trust the Lord to help me, for apart from Him, I can do nothing (John 15:5).

Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas Thoughts

As I reflect on Christmas, I must share the following thoughts of gratitude:

I am thankful for my wife, Stevie, who works so hard at the hospital as well as at home.

I'm proud of Sarah, who along with her husband Adam and their son Micah, is making a great start in family life as well as her teaching career.

I'm proud of Jonathan, who has not only developed into a hard worker, but into an even better young man who has many interests.

And I'm proud of Bekah, who brings joy and laughter into any situation, and who strives to be the best she can be in life.

I'm blessed this Christmas!