From the Desk of Dr. Garth Coonce - December 27, 2012
Only a few days left in 2012 now! Christmas has come and gone, but the spirit of Christmas can live in our hearts all during the New Year season, continuing throughout 2013 and beyond.
It is the choices we make that make us what we are in Christ. The Word says, "Create in me a new heart, oh Lord." A new year gives us an opportunity to make new choices - sometimes called "New Year Resolutions." These are usually broken or forgotten shortly after the new year begins.
When we ask the Lord to help us both make and keep the new choices, He is willing - and certainly able - to help us. As the Bible says, "I can do all things through Christ, which strengthens me." And if we need wisdom, He gives it freely to those who ask.
We encourage you to trust in Him during the coming year, and see what He can do through your faith and commitment to Him. Have a blessed and prosperous New Year, knowing God loves you, and we do too!
Garth & Tina