Making All Things New

Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. – Isaiah 43:8

God is in the business of making all things new. He gives us new life in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17; Romans 6:4). He makes His mercies new every morning (Lamentations 3:23). He fills each day with new hope and new possibilities.

And He has given us this new year.

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A Time for Self-Reflection

Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my concerns. – Psalm 139:23

For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known. – 1 Corinthians 13:12

You’re hearing less from me this holiday season because I, like (more…)

What’s Will Be Your New Year’s Revolution?

As you look back on 2012, ask yourself what set this year apart from, say, 2011 or 2010 or 1994, for that matter. And then ask yourself whether it really matters.
This past year brought a lot of changes in my life. One big change was a greater degree of professional success. But, honestly, that doesn’t matter. What does matter is how (more…)

Happy Not-the-Same-Old Year

We often meet the new year with good intentions – usually the typical plans to exercise more, eat less, write that magnum opus, or launch into a new hobby. Truth is, however, we may come into the new year so beaten down by the old one that our resolutions have lost their steam before the train ever left the platform. 
How do (more…)