On a cold rainy winter day, I am focusing on the hope of a beautiful fresh crisp spring day with re-birth and new life. This painting by my daughter reminds me of that hope. No matter what our life circumstances, God brings a new day with new opportunities that can give us a new life. His Grace abounds far beyond our understanding, and all we have to do is trust in Him.
New Year Celebrations
The history of celebrating the new year dates back before 2000 BC, but changes in the calendar have made the exact day change over time. Many of our traditions have been around for many years, but the main message is one of anticipation of what lies ahead…usually with great hope for the future. Happy 2019 everyone!!
“So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”
1 Corinthians 13:13 ESV
Tomorrow (12/22/2018), Sheridan and I will be married. Our story began when she, a news reporter, interviewed me as the first Radiation Oncologist in a new Cancer Center. Soon thereafter, we serendipitously met at a fundraiser and talked all day. Somehow we did not start dating then because we misread each other’s interest. Our paths diverged for 9 years, and then we reconnected on LinkedIn and our journey together began 2 years ago. We have traveled the World and shared so many precious memories already; but, God willing, we are just beginning. Yesterday, my sister informed me that my maternal grandparents were married on December 22, 1925–that and the Full Moon tomorrow—good signs🙏
“Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God,”
Psalms 146:5 ESV
Our world certainly seems out of control…wars, famine, natural disasters, and violence; yet, there is Hope. We must keep looking up and remembering His promises.