By the time you read this, the hilidays will be over, and the stresses leading up to them will be draining away. If you, like me had any trouble keeping your focus on the One that can handle all those stresses, then there is no time like the present to make a new years resolution that (unlike most) really works. Let’s just resolve to let Jesus handle the stress, and to be available when He asks us to do something. Nothing more, and nothing less. It WILL simplify our lives! Now I know you will be sitting there saying “but I have to have my calendar”, and yes you can have a calendar. Jesus doesn’t always tell us at the last minute that He wants us to do something, sometimes He lets us know a year in advance, so calendars are useful, in fact they lower our stress because they help us remember things. I just wish I could figure out how to use one. Maybe I will ask Jesus to help me in that area too.


Chaplain Tom Z.