As we look toward a brand new year…

As we enter into the New Year, imagine that you are starting a new book. The pages are blank and we will be putting the words on ourselves. We will call the book “Opportunity” and the first chapter will be “New Years Day.”

Our hope for you this year is that your life be full of love and prosperity. As we look toward a brand new year we gaze back to the past and pause with mixed emotions on memories that still last.

For this past year has taught us lessons we never thought we’d learn and to stand in the face of adversity seeking peace for which we yearn. Each life is a precious memory, each face burned in our souls, the heroes, the innocent, and those who were lost.

So we pray for this new year to be peaceful, for strength to see us through, for each one who lost someone precious and for all that is holy and true. As we pray God’s eternal blessings on our leaders and our land we walk toward the future together heart to heart and hand in hand.

I Wish You Jesus

This shiny bright new year I wish you Faith
Faith that this world cannot dampen or cool,
Faith in your dreams when the facts overrule,
Faith in the Word, though some folks call you fool,
I wish you Faith for this coming new year.

This shiny bright new year I wish you Peace
Peace that the world’s cares cannot nullify,
Peace that is unswayed though all goes awry,
Peace that this world cannot beg, steal or buy,
I wish you Peace for this coming new year.

This shiny bright new year I wish you Joy
Joy that is untouched by earth’s trials and fears,
Joy that is constant when sorrow appears,
Joy that is able to smile through its tears,
I wish you Joy for this coming new year.

This shiny bright new year I wish you Love
Love that is steadfast, a love to abide,
Love that’s a refuge in which you can hide,
Love unconditional, unqualified,
I wish you Love for this coming new year.

This shiny bright new year I wish you Someone
One who’s the source of all mentioned above,
One who brings Faith on the wings of a dove,
One who’s synonymous with Peace, Joy and Love,
I wish you Jesus this coming new year!

” For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God..”
(II Corinthians 1:20 NIV)

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