As the New Year Looms Ahead

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Christmas is behind us and the New Year looms ahead. It can be a bitter-sweet time of the year. What will I do with it?
A rare Louisiana snow at my house a few years ago
The topic of New Year’s resolutions has been done to death, so I won’t dwell on that. Resolving to lose weight, eat healthier, or be more organized is usually short-lived. Why do I feel I can only set goals at the beginning of a special date on the calendar?
I want to change myself into a better individual by improving who I am. Maybe I should start by renewing myself through reading scripture more often. The improvements I seek would then follow–according to God’s plan.
“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” – Romans 12:2 
Happy New Year and God Bless,


  1. shinsya49

    You are so right about resolutions, Carole. I think we discourage our own selves from feeling like we are expected to make those sometimes impossible goals on our own. I know I do sometimes. Thank you for the reminder that if I read scripture more, the rest will fall into place, making me more like Jesus along the way. Hope to see you soon!

  2. Carole Lehr Johnson

    I appreciate your reinforcement. We have to stick together and remind each other that Jesus is the way–through His word we grow. God bless you!


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Carole writes inspirational fiction for lovers of tea and scones, castles and cottages, and all things British.


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