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A New Year. A Fresh Start.

For many years my friend and mentor the late Paul Andrews read this poem every first Sunday of the new year.

I adopted the practice. And for at least the last 20+ years have read it wherever I preached.

I don’t know the author. Variations of this poem have been attributed to different authors.

It’s a simple little piece. But it packs a powerful message. I hope you like it. Continue reading


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Friday’s List To Live By #21

People want to be happy. We pursue happiness with passion. But happiness does not come by looking for it. Eric Hoffer correctly stated, “The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness.” Happiness is a by-product. It is the result of right living, of seeking something greater than one’s own interest.

Today’s List to Live By is in the form of a simple acrostic wishing you a “Happy New Year” from a spiritual perspective.  And offering 12 ways to experience both happiness and joy. Continue reading


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Happy New Year: Ten Tips To Make It Great

“Cheers to a new year and another chance to get it right,” opined Oprah.

There is something wonderful about January 1. A certain magic in new beginnings. The feeling of a fresh start. The anticipation of what lies ahead.

The new year is a time of resolution. Declaration. And decision making. We also receive a lot of advice from various sources about our chance to get it right. Here are 10 tips that will help you make 2020 your best year ever. Continue reading


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