Are you ready for 2018?  I sure am. One funny note about this next year is that it is the 30th anniversary of my High School graduation. Wow, I could not have imagined 30 years ago what the world, and my world, would have looked like today. Time sure does fly. How can we move into 2018 with more purpose?  We certainly need to celebrate the glory from 2017.  One big victory for me is the accomplishment of purposely setting my heart to writing the book, Confessions of a Preacher, and completing it.  The book is now in the hands of a literary agent who is presenting it to publishers this week.

Were there down sides to 2017?  There sure were. But with those, the best advice is to simply admit the bad and then bury it. Maybe it’s a mistake or blatant sin on our part. If so, then we need to own it, confess it, and then receive God’s grace on the matter. If the bad was a wrong done to us, then we also need to call it what it was.  While doing so, we need to accept God’s healing and at the same time release ourselves from bitterness toward that person or situation.  Failing to forgive and release will drag us down in years to come.