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The beginning of a new year

January 5, 2009

by Pam Fiecke

We’re at the beginning of a new year again. What will this year bring?

Most of us close our eyes, exhale, and give that big sigh in wonder.

Being in a economy crisis, it’s hard to tell. It feels like we’re on a roller coaster going up and down, taking sharp curves and having abrupt, sudden stops. I’m sure we can all relate, and hesitate when buying or making any type of large investment.

From day-to-day, we may juggle ideas in our mind, give an opinion, or suggest to others how to build that better world.

The point of the matter is, we’re all in this together, no matter how we look at it. Everything affects everything within our surroundings.

We need to find that avenue where we can keep a positive attitude while we’re trying to stay afloat in our rickety-rackety uncertain days. We also need to trust in our maker from up above, he’s in control of all things.

Some may find it necessary to revise their night-out activities to a simple game of cards with friends, or perhaps a board game surrounded by a bowl of popcorn and a cup of hot chocolate or cider.

For some of us, years ago, this was our fun for the evening. Extravagant ways aren’t always the answer for fulfilling our needs from within.

We all have to be patient and wait it out, for in time, things change for the better, hopefully.

Some may think of the economic crises as God’s plan of remodeling, redoing, restructuring, revising, revamping, reminding . . . us to live within our means; to help others or to lend a helping hand in time of need.

What we do for others, from within, will determine the size of our hearts and the love we have for mankind.

A perfect example will always shine on the occupation of a nurse or any type of medically-trained person. If you’ve ever met a person in this profession that went beyond the call of duty, you met an angel. They are a godsend.

These people have a God-shaped way of caring, giving of themselves, nurturing, and meeting those special needs. They never walk away from a difficult situation. They find the avenue of touching the inner core of the hurt, and the heart and the soul of any human being of any age. They’re people on a mission to make the world a better place for mankind.

They have their compass needle focused 24 hours a day in a realistic manner, shining through out the world in a much needed plan of action.

Matthew 5:1416: “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Men do not light a lamp and then put it under a bushel basket. They set it on a stand where it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, your light must shine before men so that they may see goodness in your acts and give praise to your heavenly Father.”