We’re quickly approaching the end of another year. It’s time to pack up everything that happened in 2017 and add it to annals of history, but is it really a good idea to simply look ahead?  We can learn much from past mistakes.  We cannot push forward, if we dwell on the past, but isn’t it good to know that each year is a blessing from God?  Each moment we spend in this time, is for our eventual good – for the perfection of eternity.

God has given me the ability to pack away the bad memories of my past.  I still feel guilt over my wrong doings.  I’m still ashamed of the bad things I’ve done.  My heart will remain heavy with guilt until my dying day.  Even so, with each day, the memories fade away and so does the guilt, when I know what Jesus has accomplished for me.  I know that, because He conquered death, I’ve been redeemed for a future in heaven.  The grave cannot hold me, because Jesus paid my ransom.

As we look back at the past year, there are many things we prefer to forget.  There are the sad moments of loss – either financial, personal loss or the loss of one we love.  There are the major bloopers we’ve made, the words spoken in anger, the little lies and all the things that bring us down.  Even so, there are the events that changed us in some way – the advances in career, the successes achieved, the encouragement we’ve given others.  Those historical moments shouldn’t be erased from our memory, because they are all elements of who we are now and will be tomorrow.

Dear, Lord, Jesus, little baby in a manger, King of Creation,  Because of your love for me and all people, you were willing to take on human form, live as my brother and die for me.  I was not at all worthy of such a precious gift, but you gave it unconditionally.  Help me now, to move forward into the next year you have blessed me with.  Show me how to use my gifts to be an instrument in your Kingdom.  Whatever time you have allotted for me, remind me that you are the One who created time.  You know what will happen in the future, you’ve laid out a blueprint for my life which leads directly to you and your eternal home.  Let all things be done for your glory and my good.  Amen!





As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on
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8 Responses to DON’T LOOK BACK

  1. Elihu says:

    Looking back is only valuable if we use our triumphs and tragedies to move forward with more wisdom. Great post as always!

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  2. So true. Stay in the present moment.

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  3. You truly get it, Kathy! Thank you for this post. It is such an encouragement to me! I am grateful with you for God’s grace and the way that over time, He enables me to put my past regrets behind me. Thank you for this post and prayer. Simply beautiful and always needed. Love and hugs!

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    • says:

      Happy new year sweet friend . May God continue to watch over you and your family in the coming new year.


  4. Pam says:

    I’ve considered this past year with its ups and downs, and I am glad for its victories. It began with great difficulties, and my Father brought a great man of God who is very humble and means business for the Lord. He also brought a woman of God who cares for me and prays for me. She sincerely wants me to know that my Father wants me to walk in victory and that blessings are coming for me and my sons. Yes, I do have gifts that I intend to yield even more to Him next year. I look forward to what He will do through me in 2018. For now I rejoice because He brought me through even though I thought I did not think I would make it through! Victory in Jesus my Savior Redeemer!

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    • says:

      What a remarkable story, Pam. God has an amazing plan for each one of us. We simply have to have faith in that and continue to do things for his glory. I pray you enjoy a blessed new year🎄


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