Promise of New Beginnings!


5, 4, 3, 2, 1… count down to a new year, 

it’s an opportunity for a new beginning.

Each morning, when tender mercies are renewed,

forget the former things of old.

Move towards the mark of a higher calling,

press your way to a new beginning.

Put your sight on the things above,

think on the things you desire.

Out with 2017 and in with 2018!

Happy new beginning!

January 1, 2017


Have you ever stopped to consider how diversity divides others because of their cultural differences but there are some common threads every culture share? Well, January 1, 2017 and everyday of each year new mercies are renewed. Everyone have the opportunity to make their day a positive difference. Why not consider starting today, the first day of this year, and each day thereafter a positive change which binds  differences in a beautiful tapestry of diversity.


Happy New Year! Let’s try something new and positive!

Welcome New Year!


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5,4, 3, 2, 1…

Many will reflect, celebrate, make resolutions and have expectations for the new year. Many will declare a “better year” than before…

Welcome New Year! We welcome you!

How many times each year you’ve made a declaration “this is the year” dismissing previous years?

Instead of looking for the magic in a “new year” examine how you are looking at your current year.

After all, a new year does not guarantee a better life. But, a better life can be guaranteed by how you see your new year!

Intentionally, avoid saying today is not a good day, consider saying today is a good day with the exception of what happened today.

When facing the loss of a job, loved one, finances, etc., remind yourself “this too shall pass,” what I am facing today will be over.

Remember, nothing last forever. Keep living, the best and worst will happen, but like in all things, they will eventually pass.

Just think, if you are reading this post, you made it to the end of  a year! You are survivor! You are more than a conqueror! (Roman 8:37)  Even when  you didn’t see how or believe in conquering.

Go ahead, think of the worst that has happened, do you feel the same way you felt when it was happening? Is the pain as intense now?

More than likely not. The reason why, “old things pass away and all things become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17) for those believing for a better hope of promise.

So, Welcome the new year! But like the first day of any year, welcome each day and each moment as though it’s the first!

Renewing your minds daily. Remember, in all things whatever the challenge, “this too shall pass!”

`Yvonne L

Response to the Daily Prompt challenge – Today’s word (Renewal)