EVERY JANUARY 1 BRINGS the promise of new starts and a brighter tomorrow. "This year for sure ..." people tell themselves. And the turn of the calendar year does provide a logical starting point to turn lives around, to gain new ground. Those lists of resolutions feel reassuring—words on paper that show us what we need to accomplish and how we can move forward.

But often the most important element in plans for new beginnings never even makes it on to the page: How God will play a vital role in guiding our endeavors. Yet relying on God to help navigate through whatever waters, rough or calm, lie ahead will ensure more positive results than any other plan.

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December 26, 2005

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