A 2014 Challenge

Are you one of the determined souls to make resolutions for 2014 and keep them? Whether you are, or whether you’re not, I have a Challenge for you.

2013 has been a good year for lots of people and a sad year for many others. As I look back through the pages of my 2013 calendar, I see a vast number of sorrows that have touched my friends and family: During last year, my sister-in-law battled breast cancer; Her husband endured and survived a heart attack. Another brother-in-law lost his wife unexpectedly and a close relative survived surgery for prostate cancer with an uncertain outcome. Many friends are struggling with chemotherapy and radiation treatments.

So many friends and family members are hurting or facing trials for this coming year. My new year’s resolution is to help where I can. I challenge you to do the same. I feel that if I have a home, a job, food on the table, and a family who love me, I AM BLESSED. During 2014, I want to spend my time thinking of those who need uplifting spiritually, help financially, or just a word of encouragement. I hope and pray you will do the same. That is my challenge to you, and to myself, for this wonderful new year of promise.

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