The First Week
In the first week of the new year and the second week after the second cataract surgery . . . I have no complaints.
Indeed, mindful I am of so much for which I am thankful; esp. as the clarity of my vision sharpens, and driving at night is no longer off limits . . . for the time being.
This is truly the season of “life changing on a dime.” *
And the strongest emotion was that life was as precious as it was puzzling. It was an ecstasy because it was an adventure; it was an adventure because it was an opportunity. ~G. K. Chesterton
Our neighborhood Bible study began a new adventure — we began a study in Joshua.
Studying Israel’s move into the promised land may be a fitting study for moving into a new year, eh?
An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves. ~Bill Vaughan (1915–1977), in The Kansas City Star**
Just looking at a quick overview of what our old word endured in 2022, I get why we say everything new is old again!
This overview took me back to the start of 2021 —when we hoped COVID was in the rear-view mirror. It wasn’t; it isn’t.
Oh! Let’s shut the door on all that is past and hope for better times, eh?
Friend, I understand that you cannot fix yesterday. None of us can. And perhaps you are still reeling from some of the mistakes or bad decisions you made. But let me tell you just how good God is at what He does. He can hit a bull’s eye with a crooked stick or even a broken bow. And while you may be in a bad situation due to bad choices you’ve made in the past, He can show you how to make the best of these scenarios in the present in order to obtain a brighter future. That’s just how good He is.~ Tony Evans
Best wishes, dear reader, for you in this new year, new week and new day! Thank you for reading.
* When I Couldn’t See the Rock in This Hard Place
** from the quotegarden.com
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