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“But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness. (2 Pet. 3:13)

It’s good to have new beginnings, despite the tendency of humanity to resist change. Yesterday’s future becomes today’s present and by tomorrow will be in the past. We can often become too invested in time. We may find ourselves wishing to hang on to the past or possibly regretting things that happened there. Because the future is an unknown quantity, thoughts of it can sometimes cause undue suffering.


The year that just passed will never come again, but we can benefit from lessons we have learned while living through it. The past will never come again, but we carry it with us; our experiences in the past become part of the perspective with which we face each new day.
Only the present is real and eternal. With each passing year, we can work toward becoming more aware of how great a gift the present is for us. We have a new, fresh year before us. What we do with it is up to us.”

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This was taken from “Talks with our Creator” for January 2nd and as I read it over again just now (on January 11, 2015) I thought that all of this is true but that following through on it is terribly hard.   Staying in the present moment is, and always will be, hard work.  Personally, I find I manage it well at times but at other times I fall well short of the goal.  My usual tendency is to then berate myself because I know the right things to do but am unable to always do them.

Perhaps this is what makes us human.  We are not perfect, and we were not made that way.  Hopefully, it can become our goal to strive to be the best Self we are capable of being, one day at a time.  From my point of view, if we believe there is a Higher Power that can aid us with this struggle, we are well ahead of the game.  I pray that all will find strength in faith, and will come to believe that anything is possible as long as we keep living and trying.  Happy 2015!

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