Hello!

Hello, friends! It is a new year, and I am going to try something new-my own blog! This first post is mostly to see if I can ‘do it’ or not! I’m still not sure this old dog can learn this new trick!

As I start this new year and new challenge, I am reminded of what a friend just shared with me recently. She had seen where someone had posted on Facebook that as 2020 was leaving us, then 2021 was arriving. She emphasized that the ‘1’ in 2021 was going to be 202Won! I like that idea!! So, I am challenging us all to make each day count. Make it a winning day. 2020 has taught us many things. One of the things that I have been reminded of is that the only promise that we have is today. We don’t know what tomorrow will bring; we don’t even know what tonight will bring! So we need to make every moment that the Lord gives us count. A healthy life is a precious gift!

This year, at the beginning of each day, I am going to commit myself to making the day a winner for establishing the kingdom of God! At the end of each day, I am going to reflect upon whether I did that or not. And when it gets tough, I’ll remind myself that “I am able to do all things through Him who strengthens me.” Phil 4:13 CSB

Reminds me of the old hymn by E.M. Bartlett: “Victory in Jesus”. Here are the lyrics to that hymn:

I heard an old, old story, how a Savior came from glory
How He gave His life on Calvary to save a wretch like me
I heard about His groaning, of His precious blood’s atoning
Then I repented of my sins and won the victory.

Oh victory in Jesus, my Savior forever
He sought me and bought me with His redeeming blood
He loved me ‘ere I knew Him and all my love is due Him
He plunged me to victory beneath the cleansing flood.

I heard about His healing, of His cleansing power revealing
How He made the lame to walk again and ’caused the blind to see
And then I cried, “Dear Jesus, come and heal my broken spirit”
And somehow Jesus came and brought to me the victory.

Oh victory in Jesus, my Savior forever
He sought me and He bought me with His redeeming blood
He loved me ‘ere I knew Him and all my love is due Him
He plunged me to victory beneath the cleansing flood.

Oh victory in Jesus, my Savior forever
He sought me and He bought me with His redeeming blood
He loved me ‘ere I knew Him and all my love is due Him
He plunged me to victory beneath the cleansing flood.

He plunged me to victory beneath the cleansing flood

As my basketball students love to say, “Let’s Get it!”

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