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A New Year Day Any Day  
Wednesday, January 28, 2009, 08:00 AM - Extra Christy
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Perhaps one of the reasons New Year resolutions don't work is that anything we can put off to the New Year is something that isn't really that important to us.

Will Shortz, the puzzlemaster on NPR's Weekend Edition, doesn't make New Year's resolutions because he believes that any day is a good day for self-improvement.

A New Year for you doesn't have to begin on January 1st. This week is the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Ox (or Water Buffalo). You can have a new year any day you choose, just live in a new way.

Christianity is about newness and change. We don't have to wait until January 1st to do good and be better.

Happy New Year! Happy New You!


A New You Resolution

When Jesus reached the spot, he looked up and said to him, "Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today." So he came down at once and welcomed him gladly.

All the people saw this and began to mutter, "He has gone to be the guest of a 'sinner.' "

But Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, "Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times the amount."

Jesus said to him, "Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham. For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost."- Luke 19:5-9 (NIV)


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