Tag Archives: New Year

Writing Checks in the New Year

I still send physical checks to pay some of my bills (you too?). And sure enough, at the start of each year I end up writing the wrong date on them. For example, today I mailed a very large payment … Continue reading

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Relationshipland

I don’t usually make New Year’s Resolutions, though I do have goals. More importantly, I have relationships. Although I sometimes wish I didn’t because, frankly, I’m not very good at them. I’m much more at home in Mitchland where I … Continue reading

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Time to Reflect?

The end off the year is a time of reflection for me. Is it for you? Remember that while peaceful times are pleasant, they are also static. It’s trials that cause us to grow–but only when we allow them to. … Continue reading

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Regrets? I have a few. . .

Originally posted on A Year of Living Kindly:
 “To err on the side of kindness is seldom an error.” (Liz Armbruster) In the spring of 1991, my mother decided it was time to die. Eight years of thrice-weekly kidney dialysis…

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What We Will be…

“Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old things have passed away; behold, the new has come into being.” ~2 Corinthians 5:17 “I have come that you may have life, and have it abundantly.” ~John … Continue reading

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Happy New You!

“Anyone who belongs to Him is a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun.” ~2 Corinthians 5:17 I became a Jesus follower in my mid-20s, and have spent much of my life since sharing his … Continue reading

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Signs of Winter

Winter is here! Snow and ice are everywhere–just as New Year’s revelers are preparing to hit the roads! So be careful, folks. And obey the signs! Well, OK, not all signs. Disgusting weather alert! It’s all that snot that did … Continue reading

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