“I pray God’s deepest love on you, your family and friends in the new year, 2010.” ~priest

Well, it is the 1st day of a new year, 2010. Expressing it as: 01-01-10 is as unique as “once in a blue moon” welcoming us to the new year. I like to think the new year will be a good year. A year of rebirth in body, soul and spirit. I am expectant of God’s grace creating a beautifully fragrant new year. I think the fragrance of our future will be enhanced by a remembrance and yet forgiveness of our past.

It has been a tough year for many of us. I have seen in my thousand or so blog posts, suffering is a much too often connecting thread between us all. It is something that can not be ignored and yet it is something we can not let define our future. We must accept it as something God likely never intended and seek God for the provisions to walk through it. We can choose Jesus to walk through life at our side in the midst of the good and bad. It is the best choice to make and one that leads to freedom.

So with the new year upon us, I pray God’s richest blessings on you and your family. I pray it will be a year of solid footing and fertile ground for God to do miraculous works in your life. I pray most of all you will experience a genuine love of God, that can not be held captive by your heart. A love that has to be shared with all who God places in your path. I pray this love will draw you close to God and encourage others to seek after Him.

With this thought of love, I wish to say, “Thank you!” to all my readers this past year. You have been a key motivator in my daily posts. I have enjoyed hearing from you in the times of celebration and the times of suffering. It is this mutual sharing of life that has fueled the fire of readership at 37stories. God Spots have been dazzling this past year and I have expectations of them to be even more brilliant in 2010.

So, thank you for being a part of my life. I look forward to being a part of yours as the year unfolds.

God bless,

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It is the desire of my heart that God be Lord of my life. Life’s experiences have killed the old man and God is building a new creation in me. I look forward to experiencing the new man God creates in the old vessel known as Archie via "God Spots".

6 thoughts on ““I pray God’s deepest love on you, your family and friends in the new year, 2010.” ~priest”


  2. thanks for sharing this blog—has been some inspiritation for me–and looking forward to more–may you and your family have a blessed new year too

  3. Archie, thank you for this God inspired blog. I look forward to reading it daily. God’s blessings on you and your family. Vickie

  4. Uncle Archie,
    I had an amazing experience on new years eve. After considering what you said about talking to homeless people, I finally had an oppurtunity when one asked me for some money, to ask him if he had ever seen God do anything for him. He wasn’t exactly homeless, but awfully close. He proceded to tell me how after a life of cocaine and heroin addiction, losing his wife, children, and even the support of his own mother, he moved from California to Oklahoma. He prayed to God that if Jesus was real he wanted to have him in his life and if not let him overdose and die. That was 1994, he had been clean for fifteen years, he was out with others in the area trying to raise money for the homeless shelter many recovering addicts stay at. He had much more to say, and with
    such passion and conviction, it was evident God was at work in his life. Thanks for a great idea, I look forward to my next oppurtunity to do that again!

  5. Todd,
    Your experience is awesome! As you search for God Spots and God is honored, you will begin seeing God’s hand at work more frequently. I have laid awake at night wondering what I missed, sure that God was working but I didn’t spot it. I will copy your comment and create a post out of it. You have blessed me tonight!
    Uncle Archie…

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