I love the opportunity to start over.
Advent is the start of a new church year, time for me to finally get my desk cleaned up.
January 1 is the start of the new calendar year, time for me to finally get the living room cleaned up.
Lent is the start of a period of introspection, time for me to finally start that Bible reading program.
Summer is a relaxed schedule, some of the regular time pressures are off, time for me to finally get the spare room cleaned up.
September is the start of a new program year, time for me to finally get my dresser cleaned up.
Advent is the start of a new church year, time for me to….
Are you sensing a trend here? (Other than the fact that housework is clearly not a priority in my life.)
Every day is a fresh start.
A new chance to thank God for giving me another day.
A new chance to bring God into my decision making.
A new chance to offer prayers to God.
A new chance to see God in the everyday.
May God bless you this new year, and may you appreciate and wisely use each new beginning you are given.
- Ann Warner