“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”    2 Corinthians 5:17 (NIV)

When we give our lives over to Christ and accept His payment for our wrong-doings, He enters us and makes us new. That also gives us the ability to have a fresh perspective on life. The following is an e-mail that was sent out by one of my good friends to his employees;

Highs and lows existed in 2010 like in every year.  2011 may not depend upon what you do, but your point of view.  Here are several keys you can take to having the proper perspective in 2011

1. See the lessons in every setback

“Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out” -John Wooden

2. Show gratitude for the blessing you receive

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of all virtues but the mother of all the rest” -Cicero

3. Turn the page on the past and take joy in today.

An 87 year-old woman was asked what it was like back in your day, she responded; “this is my day”!

As we look back on 2010 during the next two weeks, remember:  life can be understood by looking backward, but it can only be lived by moving forward.  2010 will become a blank slate, so set aside the regrets, enjoy the Christmas season and look forward to a fresh new year. (Maxwell)

Merry Christmas!

Branch Manager


Heavenly Father, use my tough times to make me stronger, remind me to be grateful for big and little blessings, and thank You that I can start afresh every day. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

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