Saturday, December 31, 2005

Make All Things New

Another year.

This year I resolve not to resolve anything, but to actually do them. I guess my list of things to do when I get home will suffice.

They’re throwing the base a huge “end of rotation” / New Year’s Eve party on the compound today. No it’s not First Night, but it will do.

I have a great deal to be thankful for—this has been a hell of a year. By the end of 2006 I pray that I have another child in my arms, a better feeling of myself and my place in the world, better health for myself and continued health for my family. There is a strong possibility that next New Year’s Eve I will be beginning the early stages of preparation to come back here, also. I guess we’ll see.

I Am the New Year

I am the New Year. I am an unspoiled page in your book of time.

I am your next chance at the art of living. I am your opportunity to practice what you have learned about life during the last twelve months.

All that you sought and didn’t find is hidden in me, waiting for you to search it but with more determination.

All the good that you tried for and didn’t achieve is mine to grant when you have fewer conflicting desires.

All that you dreamed but didn’t dare to do, all that you hoped but did not will, all the faith you claimed but did not have—these slumber lightly, waiting to be awakened by the touch of strong purpose.

I am your opportunity to renew your allegiance to Him who said, “Behold, I make all things new.”

-- Bible Illustrator

May He that makes all things new bless you and keep you and yours this year.

As always, from the desert, Happy New Year.


  1. Happy New Year, Lucky. I hope that 2006 brings you only good things....

  2. Happy New Year! ...perhaps a new years resolution for you could be to add me to your blogroll??