Happy New Year! Yes, I am still sending New Year’s greetings, socially and professionally. We endured so much last year, and we are still enduring. Yet, we are moving forward, hopeful for better days ahead. It’s up to us to make it a Happy, Blessed New Year. (Hope we all take heed to lessons learned and reminders revealed during the pandemic.)
This is still a new beginning! I pray you are seeking God for wisdom, knowledge and understanding before you plan your year. (Some of you already have done that. Good for you!)
For me, my hope is in God and I trust him in and with every aspect of my life, leaning on Proverbs 3:5-6, Romans 8:28 and Philippians 3: 13-14. Join me!
I see more partnerships for Orlando Community News and opportunities to grow this online news publication! That equates to more good and great news in areas where it is rarely shared, empowering people to live better – spiritually, physically and financially. Our neighborhoods will improve, as well as the systems that were created to serve and protect them, for example.
I’m hopeful about and proud of the change in our country, effective Jan. 20, 2021: We witnessed the inauguration of a new president and vice-president, Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Kamala D. Harris, both of whom made history just by winning the election and taking office. President Biden became the oldest person to assume the highest office in the land and oldest sitting president ever (AP). Vice President Harris became the first woman, first Black American and first person of Jamaican and South Asian descent to become Vice President! How historic, significant and hopeful is that! Their fight to restore the soul of America has officially taken flight. For the record, Biden gained points from me when he quoted a part of Psalm 30:5 in his inauguration speech, “…weeping endures for a night but joy comes in the morning.” He added: We will get through this together. Amen, Mr. President! Seasons change and it’s going to take all of us to make this a better place and time for all of us. Vice President Harris tributes her elevation to generations before her, who believed in and fought for equality especially her mother. I love this quote from her, “While I will be the first woman in this office, I will not be the last.”
That brings me to my word (thought and scripture) for the New Year: FORWARD. I am marching forward – toward everything God has for me. “Brothers and sisters, I do not consider that I have made it my own yet; but one thing (I do): forgetting what (lies) behind and reaching forward to what (lies) ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the [heavenly] prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”-Philippians 3: 13-14, AMP, Bible.
2021: Forward, March! Let’s all get to work in our perspective communities, states and nations. I solicit your continuous prayers for this organization and I will continue to pray for you, your family and your endeavors. I am speaking it: Better days are ahead. Amen, Amen!