So it should go without saying that I’m older this year than I was the year before. But hopefully I’m a little wiser, that I’ve learned more than I’ve forgotten, and that I have more years ahead than behind.
I’ve learned that being a husband is hard work, and being a dad is hard work, and that things that are worth doing or having require hard work. And that’s a good thing.
I believe that I’m not living up to my potential, that I’m able to be more and do more, and that the only thing holding me back is myself.
I believe that God is able to do more in me, through me, and around me than I can even imagine or dream.
I confess that I was a sinner, but that I am saved from my sin, that it is no longer I that live but Christ in me, and I have been redeemed and bought with a price.
I believe that love surrounds us, that grace abounds, that the sky is blue and the grass is green, and that hope fulfilled is the tree of life.
This year is a new year. It’s a new day and a new dream. And the tree brings forth its leaves in due time.
The past is behind. It shapes our future but doesn’t define our future. The undiscovered country lies before us. Let’s go explore.