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Hello! You are entering the world of Mary Lou...hope you have fun here! I created this blog to be a place of refuge in the storm, inspiration in the fog, light in the darkness, and hope for your life. I love to encourage people and have fun-I hope you will find this true as you visit me here. I plan on writing about all types of subjects, because I am interested in all the good things God has made, so hang on for the ride~! I love to sew and also cook...hence the name..

Saturday, January 9, 2016

New Years and Second Chances

I am competitive. I love to win, hate to lose. When my older brother was teaching me to play baseball and I did poorly I always begged for a second chance.  Just let me try to hit one more pitch, or attempt to throw the ball a little straighter or further.  I needed desperately to try again and not end the session in defeat. I don’t think anybody likes to lose. It doesn’t feel good.  But some are more determined than others and press on until they win, or at least improve.

 Life doesn’t always give us second chances, though.  In school we are not always given the opportunity to take the test over again.  When performing in front of an audience we only have that one moment to do our best and then it’s over.

But God DOES give us 2nd Chances-right up until our last day on this planet! 

As we begin this New Year I contemplate what it means to have New Beginnings and am so grateful that with God every single day can be a new beginning.   His grace never ends and His love never fails.  With every breath we breathe we are given the chance to repent, to thank Him, to praise Him!  To begin again - to lean on His everlasting Arms for strength to walk with Him into a new day!

Lamentations 3:22-24
Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail.
They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion;
therefore I will wait for him.”

May the year 2016 be a year of knowing and experiencing
God's grace and His mercies brand new every morning!

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