Happy New Year–My throwback resolution

January 8, 2016

Happy New Year!





Happy New Year! How’s the resolutions or goals or new mantras going? Some people say they don’t make resolutions anymore, but I do think a fresh year gives us a time to reflect and ponder what we might want to do more of, do less of, do differently, etc.

Of course, blogging more regularly is on my list– but most importantly, I’ve added returning more consistently to my beloved devotion time. When I was single and lived alone, I woke up early and often had time to read my Bible, read a devotion, listen to praise music, pray and get the day started off right. Some of this slipped as I added a husband to the mix and then a child. I just felt like those moments before they woke up needed to be spent picking up, getting work done—or sleeping in late myself.

But, this is a new year. Kayla is getting older and can sit (or play) by herself if she does wake up before I’m done (and quite frankly, her observing me reading the Bible is a great example).

I’ve decided to pick up an old tradition I once had—choosing a song to listen to every (or most) mornings and I can even share this with Kayla by playing the song in the car on our drive to school. I used to have a “theme” song for the year and I’d hit play on my little CD boom box when I got up to go the bathroom. Well, I no longer have a CD boom box nor do I live in a one-bedroom apartment by myself…but I can return to one of my most memorable theme songs (now available online and I can play it from my phone through my car’s Bluetooth system—we’ve come a long way, baby!). Changing up can include -incorporating new technology with tried and true old traditions—we just have to open up our hearts and minds to see it.

So, I share with you my theme song of 2016—and 1998– and my reminder: To look to the hills from whence cometh my help! (see Psalm 121:1-2) Jesus is my help!

I love the opening lines of my theme song (“Jesus is My Help”) by Hezekiah Walker (Why should I worry? Why should I fret? Look at all the ways he made and every promised kept!

What a reminder to begin my day and what a reminder to begin my year!

You can hear the song on YouTube (that’s technology for us)



What throwbacks should you revisit? Any resolutions? Share!

By katara

I’m trying to use my love of writing and passion for keeping this journey real and relevant to help others navigate successfully and happily through life. It is a journey filled with ups and downs, potholls and mountaintops…but it does not have to be walked alone.

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  • Kathy Cassel

    January 8, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    Love it!

    1. Rosiland Winn

      January 8, 2016 at 8:11 pm

      What a wonderful new beginning for you and yes the best way to teach is by example…so when that sweet baby sees her mom and dad reading the bible, enjoying a relationship with the CREATOR, singing and dancing to praise music it will be the norm…a natural way to be. I remember quite a few years ago, I told my mom thank you for making sure that I knew about GOD. It has made such a difference in my life, because when I actually chose GOD for myself my existence changed. Had I not been steeped in a Christ,GOD centered home, I may not have made that choice.
      Blesssings to you sis!

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