KATHIE’S KORNER — There is plenty to look forward to in 2024

Published 12:02 am Saturday, January 13, 2024

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We all need something or someone to look forward to at this time in our lives and world with everyday work and pressure, and devastating, surprising storms of various forms.

The main Some One for us who believe is the returning of Jesus, Who will be taking us with Him to Heaven, our final destination.

A long-term “look see.” There’s still so much work to do in the Kingdom of God, and people to bring in, but what a wonderful event to COUNT ON and Look Forward To!

I will serve Him, faithfully, until He comes again for me.

Looking at my calendar on my desk, which is visible in my writing area, it’s nice to see March creeping up on us with much fun and times. They include daylight savings (moving our clocks ahead), International Womens Day (bet you forgot that one), birthdays, St. Patrick’s Day, Spring officially begins, Palm Sunday, Good Friday and Easter following the first week in April.

Wow. So much to look forward to.

Whatever your personal involvement in these upcoming events, some are really necessary, like setting your clocks ahead and remembering birthdays. Then again, some of these will happen anyway without your involvement but are so spiritually fulfilling, critical and heartfelt, I would hope you will see the true meaning of Easter and who St. Patrick is.

I endeavor to focus on God in all that I do and say, as I have a lively imagination and tend to “make movies” in my thinking about situations and people sometimes interrupting my sleep.

Take every thought captive.

Another tip for us is to not keep looking in the “rearview mirror” (the past), either with regrets or negative memories. Move on to greater things, amen!

A perfect scripture for this time, is; “… let us strip off and throw aside every weight and sin that so easily traps us and let us run with endurance, patience and persistence the race that is set before us, looking away from every distraction, to Jesus, Leader, Source,  and Finisher of our faith, so that we not grow weary or lose heart” — Hebrews 12:1-3 Amp. & NIV.

Kathie Deasy writes about religion for Orange Newsmedia. She can be reached at kathiedeasy@hotmail.com.