Happy New Year!

Labor Day is the official end of summer.  No more seersucker!   Today is a new day, a new season, a new school year, and a great day to begin another diet.  Happy New Year!
I think the Jewish people have it right!  In so many ways, September is the month of new beginnings and it often feels like it should be the beginning of a new year for everyone!    
From where I sit, it is also the beginning of a new season.  I already have acorns falling on our patio and brown leaves are in the yard.
A new year, and a new season give us a new chance at life.
 Psalm 18:20 says it this way:
God made my life complete when I placed all the pieces before him. When I got my act together, he gave me a fresh start. Now I’m alert to God’s ways; I don’t take God for granted. Every day I review the ways he works; I try not to miss a trick. I feel put back together, and I’m watching my step.
Too much of summer can make me a little lethargic.  My life rhythm is very discombobulated!  Today is the day for a fresh and much needed new routine.
God is the one who gives us a fresh start.  Our job is easy: be alert, don’t take God for granted, watch him work in your life and watch your step. 
This is a simple and profound way to live.  It is also a wonderful gift from God.  Simple, practical and life changing.
May each one of us celebrate this new season with God given joy and strength to succeed in the days ahead.
Happy New Year!