For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11 (NKJ)

2009 was a year of  financial devastation and turmoil, as it quickly comes to a close a time of reflection is definitely in order. This is the perfect time to take a self assessment of your vision, goals and aspirations.  Although 2009 was a difficult year,  it was still a very good year. It was a good year in a sense that it showed many people what they were really made of. Many discovered a new method of meeting their needs and quite a few rediscovered an old method of entertainment better known as family time.  Families grew closer and the real meaning of life was often rediscovered.

Adversity and struggle has a way of  pushing our creative button forcing  innovative thinking and a sense of survival. Let’s not lose what we learned in 2009, lets take it into 2010 and beyond.  Be sure to spend this time in prayer and reflection on your past, your present and your future endeavors. Allow the Lord to lead you like only He can into a place of peace, tranquility and joy.

Wishing you and yours a happy, healthy and prosperous new year. May the favor of the Lord be with you and may 2010 be the best year of your life.

God Bless,


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