Hi there! It's Friday, and I'm a little late (my sincere apologies for that!), but I'd like to still share with you a new Friday's Friend!
Tristastar is new to this blogging community, and I hope you enjoy reading her posts as she shares about home, family, faith and even favorite recipes. She's seems like an amazing person, and she has a great story to share. Check her out at Where The Staircase Ends and Faith Begins. 😊
Today is Friday, and it’s time to share with you one of my “friends.” I love this moment of the week when I get to highlight someone you might know in hopes that you will check out their blog and find a new friend as well. 😊
Today, is like to share with you one blogger whose posts I found a long time ago, but I still so enjoy them. Keith Garrett is and incredible writer, and his blog is a great place to find great poetry and prose. I hope you will check him out.
Well, how did it go yesterday?
If you guessed a sunset, YOU GOT IT!! 🎉😊
I thought it only appropriate to have the New Angle as a sunset, as this will be our last one.
It has been a wonderful, fun time searching for these New Angles for you, and it has been a joy watching you play and guess what they might be. Thank you so much for participating all this time.
I look forward to our new weekly event, which I will be announcing just shortly. Please, come back soon! 😊
Well, today is #100 of our New Angles! Wow! This has been a lot of fun, and I do hope you’ve enjoyed these over the last (just a few weeks shy of) two years! 😊 Here is our very last one; so, let’s see what you think…
Remember to check back here tomorrow for the final answer. 😉
Watching the snow fall late Friday night, I was reminded of this Scripture in 2 Corinthians 5, “So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” Just as the snow appears to “wash” everything in a beauty of white, Christ’s salvation makes our hearts pure and clean again.
Salvation doesn’t cost us a thing. It is not something we can earn. It is not something that we deserve. Salvation is a gift from our Heavenly Father, and we simply must believe and accept it as our own. Salvation is freely given, and it’s freely received.
When we receive it, we are a new creation in Him. All things are past away. All things are made new. That means our past sins are forgotten and washed away by Him. Never to be remembered again. When we accept Him as our Savior, our Lord, we don’t have to return to those old habits, those old ways and those old lifestyles that brought sorrow, brokenness and eternal death.
We can have a second chance at a whole new outcome.
How about allowing a little bit of that snow to wash over your heart?
How did you do yesterday?
If you guessed it was the top of a golf cart, you guessed right! 😊
These new angles have been a lot of fun, and I do hope you’ve enjoyed them; however, as I stated last Saturday, this will be one of the last ones. As we are approaching #100 and entering a new year, I figured it might be good to do something new as well. So, we will have one final new Angle next week, and then we will introduce something New! …hmm, how many times can I say “new” in one paragraph? Haha! 😂
It’s Friday, and that means it’s time for a New Angle! As I explained the other day, this will be the second to last one; so, let’s see how you do! 😉
Remember to check back tomorrow for the answer. 😊
The New Year can often be filled with regrets and remorse over the things of the past. Sometimes, it can be filled with so much trepidation that it might even impede you from moving beyond it. Yet, can I tell you? With God, all things are made new.
Knowing Christ and surrendering our lives to Him can give us a fresh new start. He simply washed away all sin, as if we have a brand new, clean slate. Isn’t that awesome?
Now, please understand. Committing your life to Christ doesn’t mean your relationships are instantly made perfect or that traffic ticket is somehow demolished or even that your past due bills are miraculously paid off with no effort from you. No, sometimes, the consequences to or wrong actions are still there, and we have to walk through those painful experiences still. However, as we commit our lives to Him, all of a sudden, we are not alone anymore. We don’t have to be fearful anymore, and we don’t have to dread the future or lament over the past. Our past no longer defines our future when Christ is at the center, because He now defines it.
He gives us a second chance, a chance we don’t deserve, and we can’t earn. He gives us grace, meaning we have unmerited favor simply because He loves us. He shows us His mercy, not because He needs us, but because we so desperately need Him!
Now, that is something to look forward to. That is something that should make your New Years a pretty good one! 😉
2016 is done. We can not go back. We cannot make those anything better or anything worse. It is over.
We might as well make peace with the past, or it will eat us alive. Lay down those regrets. Let go of those missed opportunities, and look ahead to what is ahead.
Today is a new day. Today is a new year. We have 365 new days to approach, and that means 365 new chances to grasp. We can do this. YOU can do this.
Make the best of it. Give it your best effort, and you may not always reach perfection, but you will be further than you are today.
Happy New Year to you!
How did you do yesterday?
If you guessed a wooden ceilings, you guessed right! 😊
Thanks so much for playing, and I hope you’ll join me Monday for another new blog. 😊
As I mentioned last week, this will be close to the last of the New Angles. As we close in on #100, as well as, welcome a New Year, I thought it might be good to do something new here on Fridays as well. So, stay tuned for something NEW! 😉
Happy New Year to you and yours! 🎉