The Other January

Author Gretchen Rubin recently released Happier at Home which details her search for a happier home life. She began this journey in September which she calls the new or other January. She’s right you know. September is like a new year for most of us. Think about it – new school years for kindergarteners through graduate students, summer schedules change to regular ones, the weather turns (ok not so much this year but you get the point).

Today is not just a new day – it’s a new year or at least a new season.  While we acknowledge this rhythm in the church do we grasp its power?  God is always renewing and this is the perfect time to embrace it. When others are sensing this shift in the calendar we have an opportunity to share that God makes things new every day:
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases,
his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
 (Lamentations 3:22-23 NRSV)

Ask God to show you where renewed mercy is at work in you, in the church, and in the community. Live into that newness during this season that seems about ending when in fact it is a new thing that God is doing. 


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  1. Great Post!

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