Thursday, January 03, 2013

Catacylsm and Choices

A year is comprised not only of single cataclysmic events but hundreds of small events of our choosing. Our choices are twofold; create events that are positive and react to unforeseen circumstances with joy and hope. This year my wife established a ‘memory box’ into which she placed notes of key events (“Daughter gave tutorial on how to use Facebook”), ticket stubs, travel brochures and notes from others. Looking into that box this week we can say that 2012 had some serious tough things happen (forced to purchase a car) but that we had great opportunities to have fun and enjoy people.

Looking forward this year is filled with big question marks. There is a possibility for a mission trip to Central America, a vacation to Sequoia and the prospect for loss of financial investment. In the mix we are making plans for barbecues with friends, small group bible study and time with family. God can surprise us at any turn.

We set our goals and plan our days. It seems wise to live each one aggressively and joyously. Beyond that it seems wise to heed the words of Jesus when He said, “So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

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