Starting Again

Another year, another… new 2014


Got plans?  Resolutions?  Regrets?  Wishes? Hope? Dreams? Fears?

What will change 2014 for you?  What is it about a new year, a new calendar, a new January that gives us hope or commitment to change, grow, etc.?

Eliza, my daughter who will turn 4 this year, woke up the morning of December 26th suggesting we have Christmas again.  In fact, if the world worked on Eliza’s terms, every day would be Christmas Day.

Which reminded me of a line in a song (as so much of life does):  “Every morning is Easter morning from now on!”

I shared this lyric with Eliza and suggested Easter is an even better day to celebrate everyday than Christmas.  (She is yet unimpressed with most of the theological points I make, but I will not give up!)

What Eliza helped me realize is that each day is important and valuable and worth living.  Each day is a day full of opportunity for renewal, restart, resolve.  Eliza helped me remember again and from a different angle something Jesus said a long time ago: “stop worrying about tomorrow, because tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” (Matthew 6:34)

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