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Out with the old, in with a New Year

Friday, December 31, 2010

Out with the old, in with a New Year

I like the New Year holiday. I think it does has something to do with the fact that I happen to like shiny new things, but I also love the idea of a clean slate. A new year... a new month... a new date. January always feels fresh even though, essentially, it's really just a continuation of life as we know it.

But it's this time of year that we reflect on the year that's ending and a new year ahead. Whether or not January 1st really is "just another day," the truth of the matter is that we often recall periods of life by their month, year, or season. For 2010, I can look back on it being a really huge year in my life. I said goodbye to my twenties, my wife and I welcomed our first child, JFH turned fourteen years old, and in December, the site got a much needed face lift. At the same time, the year has brought just as many fears, heartaches, and exercises in trusting God as any other year, if not more.

So a good part of me wants to put my "hand to the plow" and not look back at 2010. 2011 has way too many question marks and uncertainties for my comfort zone, but I know that all of the new adventures and trials are God's way of testing and asking for more trusting from me... more leaps of faith. I'm always learning what it means to rest in Him and give things over to Him because I feel like it's up to me to change things, complete things and see things through. I know it's wrong, but I know I need to be honest with myself and my brothers and sisters in this walk of faith if I'm ever to improve upon that.

So as we say goodbye to 2010, my New Year's "Resolution" is to trust Him more and be a better father, husband, and child of God.

Do any of you have any New Year's Resolutions?

Thanks for supporting JFH, guys. We appreciate you. Happy 2011! -- John DiBiase

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