Every year is full of ways to mark you life.  We start with New Years Day and then we have a birthday and finally for many of us we have some sort of anniversary.  These are simple ways that we remind ourselves that another year has passed. These markers serve us in two ways.

First, they give us an opportunity to reflect on the past year.  It always amazes me how much has happened in just 12 months. For me in just the past year alone;  my dad survived a heart attack, my son started high school and played varsity sports, I had to start wearing bi-focals and a couple friends had babies.  I am reflecting just thinking about it.

Second, these markers give us an opportunity to make plans and dreams for the next year.  It also amazes me how much I can accomplish in just 12 months if put my mind to it.  For me, I want to develop this blog further and get back to writing on a regular basis.  I want to share the gospel with at least 6 people this year.  I want to read through the Bible again.  I could go on and on.

Today is a marker day for me and I am reflecting on life.   Last years successes are behind me now … and so are my failures.  Today and this next year is full of potential.  Lord, guide me and forgive me and let me be grateful for another year.

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