What New Year’s resolutions have you already made for 2015? There are only three more days of 2014 (where has the time gone?). Is one of your resolutions to put God first in your life? We are all familiar with the resolutions that so many others make (losing weight, getting in shape, getting out of debt). Why don’t we make some time to establish spiritual goals and achieve them in the coming year.
Does anyone like to attend meetings at work? Probably not. Most people like to do their job and would rather tackle the hardest project instead of meeting and talking about it. In my former career as a retail manager, I was definitely the same way. Most of the conference calls and meetings that were held seemed to be a huge waste of time. My time would seem to be better spent actually doing my job rather than sitting and talking about doing my job. But they tried their best to motivate everyone to do better. I learned over time to have a better attitude towards these meetings, not surprisingly the meetings were better, and I was more motivated.
I’m sure by now that most of you have heard about our exciting trip home for Thanksgiving last week. It’s funny what precautions slip your mind when you haven’t yet experienced the danger they can cause you. I never thought I would hit a buck on a cold, long country road on the way home to see my family. What a scary, emotional, and long night it turned out to be and all because a deer decided to walk out onto the highway.
Today is the first Sunday in December. It is also the anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and most likely a good number of many other things. It is also the first day of the rest of your life. I cannot believe that it is December. The Ladies’ Holiday Party was Friday, the Progressive Dinner is this Saturday and Christmas is in 18 days!!! I have no idea where the year has gone, but I do know that it has flown by!
“And now abideth faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is charity” (I Cor 13:10). Ferguson is burning. Shops are looted. Property is destroyed. People are in jail. Right now (as I write this) it is 10:34am Tuesday morning. City officials have talked about peace. The President has talked about peace. The Brown family has talked about peace. Peace is great, but we need faith, hope and love. We need to remember the words of Paul , “Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good” (Rom 12:21).