The Magic of New Beginnings: 17 Inspirations for the New Year of 2017

Look for how God is weaving your past with your present in anticipation of what He has for your future.
– Christi Gee

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And suddenly you know…It’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.

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If you want 2017 to be your year…Make a change. Be fierce. Be brave.

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There is more to you than yesterday.
– Morgan Harper Nichols

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2017 will be a better chapter for you if you…Think positively. Use your talents. Don’t hold back.

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This year…Do a good deed. Visit a new place. Take a risk.

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God is about to do something new.

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Believe in yourself. You deserve all things magic.

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May the new year bring you an abundance of amazing opportunities, beautiful moments, and joyful experiences.

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Go on and surprise yourself.

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This year, believe you can.

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Go do them.

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Don’t delay. Start today.

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Write down your goals and achieve them.

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I am the New Year.

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Be fearless. Live boldly. Don’t be afraid to make a splash.

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I pray: God’s love, peace, hope and joy to you for the year ahead.

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Jesus’ Birth from a Dog’s Perspective

Here is a short story that the little sister, Danyelle, wrote for Christmas. Enjoy!

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The shining stars twinkled down on the stable in Bethlehem.

But, look! Another star shone, much bigger and brighter.

Below in the stable, crowded with sheep and lowing oxen, a shepherd’s dog lay by the door, ears perked to the cries of a woman giving birth.

Is she in pain? the dog thought.

Little did he know, he was witnessing the Greatest Thing! In an instant, a beautiful Little Baby Boy was in the woman’s arms. But Mary, His mother, knew He was not Little. He was LARGER THAN LIFE. HE WAS LIFE!

“A Baby! A Baby!” The dog leapt up and ran in circles. He’d only seen his master’s baby girl before. But this Lovely Baby created him. This Baby Boy created the bright star, set in the sky. He created Mary, Joseph, the sheep, the shepherds and the wise men.

HIS NAME IS JESUS. THE SON OF GOD.

Merry Christmas, everyone!

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God grant you the light in Christmas, which is faith; the warmth of Christmas, which is love; the radiance of Christmas, which is purity; the righteousness of Christmas, which is justice; the belief in Christmas, which is truth; the all of Christmas, which is Christ.
– Wilda English

Happy Thanksgiving 2015!

Happy Thanksgiving y’all! We are so thankful for each and every one of you and hope your holiday is filled with grace, gratitude, and peace.

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I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that was given you in Christ Jesus.
– 1 Corinthians 1:4

So while it’s true that Thanksgiving only comes but once a year, we should actually celebrate thanks each and every day. It’s just a matter of learning to live with a spirit of gratitude.
– Unknown

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!
– 1 Chronicles 16:34

Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
– Melody Beattie

I will give to the Lord the thanks due to his righteousness, and I will sing praise to the name of the Lord, the Most High.
– Psalm 7:17

Thankfulness is the ‘chief exercise of godliness’ in which we ought to engage during the whole of our life. ‘Gratitude is the heart … of the Christian life.’
– Unknown

Praise the Lord! Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!
– Psalm 106:1

Gratitude is a continual celebration of life.
– Unknown

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
– 1 Thessalonians 5:18