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Something New or Same Old Song and Dance for 2018?

Something New or Same Old Song and Dance for 2018?, image by Adobe SparkA new calendar year began just days ago. Hello, 2018. Welcome! But will it be new or the same old song and dance?

Birthed in the music industry, “Same Old Song and Dance” is an actual song. And the phrase became known to portray how music lovers want to hear fresh songs. Yes, we may love our oldies, but everyone needs new.

My grandson, Foster, loves to sing and dance. Mind you, his singing only includes words here and there, and mostly consists of sounds mimicking the tune.

When the year begins, I have friends who pick one word to focus on for the entire year. Also, I know others who choose a Bible verse as a focal Scripture from January to December. I do neither.

However, on Monday this week, I repeatedly used the phrase, “Happy New Year!” Then the Lord spoke to me about that second word. So I’m choosing to let the go of the old along with 2017, and usher in its opposite.

Choosing New 

We may set wonderful goals and resolutions. And those are fine. But, we often try to control the real success or benchmarks of our intentions.

Still further, we strive to manipulate the outcome of our circumstances and perhaps the people in our lives. Even our Christian walk and full obedience to God may become things to control.

You see, in the midst of not meeting our goals or not keeping our resolutions, we revert to old habits.

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January 4, 2018 at 9:00 am | Uncategorized


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