Friday, December 30, 2011

Have a Great New Year

 Last Sunday was Christmas Day, and I should have wished you all a happy and blessed Christmas. But in the focus of Christmas and Ann spending the day with the heaves, I simply forgot to blog! But it’s not too late to wish you all that I would want for myself for the New Year.

I can’t wish you this on New Year’s Day, as this year we don’t have one! We fly east overnight on New Year’s Eve and land in New Zealand on January 2nd. So this early wish will take us to the following Sunday, when I hope to return to a regular schedule.

If there is one wish that all would concur in—except those who are determined to destroy it—is peace and security to raise our families. If 2012 is anything like 2011, many will have their lives disrupted by war, brutality and famine.

But in Canada, this wish will come true for many of us this coming year, if we ourselves don’t destabilize it with our own anger and addictions. Too often, we are our own worst enemy, sometimes unwittingly and often unwillingly creating our own difficulties.

While I am glad of the great resources our country offers for those times, for me the first and final resort is to seek the Creator Himself for answers. Even if the answer is still uncertain, I can find peace in the storm, and a confidence He will take me through.

It is this assurance about life that I wish for you this New Year, and for life

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