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New Year’s Eve Encouragement

New Year’s Eve. The day we say goodbye to the year that was, and prepare to say hello to the year that will be. A time to reflect, and a time to look ahead. This year was like no other. (Granted, you could say that about every year but, yeah…2020.)

It’s safe to say many, if not most, will be eager to forget about this past year and move forward to whatever may be ahead in 2021. I understand, as this was a very difficult and challenging year in many ways, here. If it was a rough one for you, I am so sorry. Losses have been plentiful for so many – whether it has been loss of life, employment, activities, etc.

But, as we start to fix our gaze upon the seemingly “can’t be any worse” year ahead and the hope of a better 12 months to come and try to just sweep 2020 under the rug…I’m going to challenge you to do something.

Think about what you can take with you from this past year. As in, focus just for a few moments on what you’ve gained or learned or been blessed with in 2020. The list might be short, I get it. But, my guess is there’s something you can put on this list.

Something you’ve made it through this year has made you stronger. Something you learned about yourself can be used for good. Something you gave of yourself will be returned, with interest. Something you struggled with will be used to help others, through your experience with it. Your hardships will lead to healing and your story might just be the very thing used to bring breakthrough to someone else’s life, someday.

This isn’t being written to say everything’s alright or that we should all just be fine. Just wanted to encourage you today, because I still believe everything happens for a reason and I believe the tough times in our lives are ultimately used for a greater glory. And, in the end, it is well.

Happy New Year to you. May 2021 be the best year of your life.

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Cell Phone Coop
Photo courtesy: ABC News

Chick-fil-A Offering ‘Cell Phone Coops’ to Keep Diners Technology Free

We already have a “no phone rule” at our dinner table, but it’s nice to see businesses encouraging people to put the phones away and talk during meals!

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http://goo.gl/Wrw30F
Her Wedding Rings Saved My Family

Here’s an encouraging story of God’s perfect timing in one woman’s life, when she needed it the most.

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Honored Commitment

Honored Commitment

‘When we commit to the cause of Christ, the decisions we make will be honored in Heaven.’
-John King

Heard these words a few days ago, thought I’d share them here with all of you today.

It’s a great reminder that when we are willing to be obedient to what God would like us to do, He will see us through it.

Very encouraging to me – hopefully the same is true for you!

Have a great day.

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Good morning everyone! Here are some positive news stories to start your day…

http://fox17online.com/2013/03/01/persons-of-the-week-31-carol-and-carin-peters/#axzz2NXekjNt6
Carol Peters and Carin Peters Vogelzang started the quilting non-profit “Margaret’s Hope Chest” after suffering a devastating loss

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2292762/The-heartwarming-moment-blind-year-old-steps-kerb-time.html
‘I can do it!’: The heartwarming moment a blind four-year-old boy steps off the curb by himself for the first time

http://positivenews.org.uk/2013/community/education/11229/london-recovery-college-aims-open-doors-homeless-people/
London ‘Recovery College’ aims to open doors for homeless people