The first reading on New Year’s Day is a fitting way to start something new. It is the Lord saying to Moses to bless with these words: “The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord let his face shine upon you, and be gracious to you. The Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace!” What a comforting sound!

I finished the theme of giving in December. I was saved at the last moment in achieving my goal. I was wondering, “How on earth am I going to give away thirty things one day and the very next day, thirty-one?” Then I was looking through some cards that I have been hanging on to for years and thought, “I could give these away! It would take me three lifetimes to use them all anyway and someone else could use them. They’re beautiful.” So I sorted through them, made sure they all had matching envelopes and tied them together to bring to the thrift store.

With the new year and new month, I’m on to a different theme. I’ll fill you in tomorrow.


About dmdubay

Since retiring from Northwest Airlines and moving to the Pacific Northwest, I have more time to devote to writing. My first novel, "Tales of Two Sisters" was published over a year ago. I have been writing poetry for a long time and am attempting to collate my poetry into a short book, with pictures. A sequel to "Tales of Two Sisters" should be getting closer to completion soon. Gardening and tending the vineyard take a lot of time in the summer. Even though I love the outdoors, these activities do cut down on my writing. So I appreciate that wintertime allows me time to write. Writing, for me, is what brings things into focus and helps me to make sense of the things that life brings. It is a gift to me and I hope that it will be to you also.
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