Daily Step – A New Year Of Grace


Along the journey towards the greater, there are many small, daily steps to better understand oneself, God, and others. This is one of my “daily steps”.

Daily Steps are published first on Social Media @gdcrowder

There can be a lot of weight given to the last 10 seconds of an old year.

I think in the last week I’ve clicked on 3 or 4 #newyear email campaigns promising to make my year (or decade) the best ever. Everyone has a plan, and they all sound reasonable. Some are just a few steps. Some plans take just 30 days, other 90. Some set you up for the next 10 years.

As I clicked and read about all these plans to re-create me in 2020, admittedly they started to make me a little anxious…. probably a little because each campaign has now sent me 4 super-long emails each in the last 24 hours. But also because thinking about the year this way has piled up so much on those last 10 seconds tonight when I “should” leave the old behind and be anew.

But honestly, I’ll probably be asleep well before those last 10 seconds, and when I wake up in the morning it might take me a little to get my bearings… like a few more days at least. And then, I think, small #dailysteps will be best for me in the end. Ones that lead me slowly closer to the person God is calling me to be and allow for the #grace necessary for any change. Because despite what all the email campaigns say, I don’t believe I can do anything without it.

This year my word is #grace.

And as we head towards the changing from 2019 to 2020 (which will probably take me months to get the year right on paper… am I the only one?)… this is my prayer for all of us.

Short, simple, full of #grace from #stteresaofavila

Let nothing disturb you,
let nothing frighten you,
all things will pass away.
God never changes;
patience obtains all things,⠀
whoever has God lacks nothing.
God alone suffices. Amen.

Have a blessed New Year’s Eve!

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