Welcoming 2014

Today my son dropped by and helped remove the Christmas décor from my home. With the New Year a day away, I wanted to be sure all of 2013 had been cleared before allowing its replacement to invade.

I’ve always thought it fitting that Christmas arrives in December—like a giant party at the end of a long workday—God’s reward for our labors.  As if He knew after sending us the Christ child to refresh our souls, He planned the advent of a New Year to refresh our outlook.

The year 2014 arrives full of promise. A chance to start over and try each month again. An opportunity to get it right this time. New beginnings, big changes, and hope for another 365 days of adventure-filled living.

What will mark your 2014? A different job? A change of location? A new set of friends? Whatever comes your way make it count.

In Colossians 3:23-24 God tell us, “Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance.  It is the Lord Christ whom you serve.”

Thanks for joining me as I blogged my way through 2013. Stick around and see what new experiences God leads me to tell you about. After all, He runs a mighty big world out there.

And now a last look back at Christmas 2013–from my house to yours.








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