As many of us do this time of year, we look back at 2019 and look forward to 2020. For many, 2019 is the year that can't go away fast enough. Once again, politics seemed to carry the year with collusion, Quid Pro Quo and impeachment investigations. I don't care what side of the aisle you are on, I think we've all had enough of that.

Here's something I heard from Dr. David Jeremiah and it puts it in proper perspective for me. "Don't put your hope in the elephant or the donkey. They'll let you down all the time. Put your hope in the Lamb. He's in control and He knows what's going on."

One thing I've discovered is that there are many things that I can't control, no matter what I do. I need to let Him have control but I always want to take some of it back. Am I the only one that does this, "Here God, take this from me....Oh wait, I'll take this part back." Then I wonder why I seem to keep going in circles.

So for 2020, have Faith and let Him be in control. Faith can go a long way in getting us through the tough and rough spots if we let it. I know, easier said than done. Sometimes we just need patience but as my daughter, Tara, would say when she was young, "Patience takes too long."

Speaking of my kids, I'm also looking forward to another year of watching them grow in 2020. Devon is in final year at Oswego College and is broadcasting hockey games and co-hosts a sports talk show on the college radio station.

The amazing part about that is when he was younger, he wanted to be a meteorologist and showed no interest in broadcasting. I think he only came on the air with me once. He serves with the Bridgewater Church on-line tech team when he's home.

Riley continues to take on-line courses at SUNY Broome and is a nanny for 2 kids. She LOVES little children so this is a dream job for her. She also serves at Bridgewater Church watching the young ones every week.

Tara is in 10th grade at Chenango Valley and remains very active. She is a part of the on-line tech team for Bridgewater Church. She's in many dance classes at Dance Connection and is going to be in the "Hello Dolly" play this March.

She has her own YouTube channel, look up "Paranormal Girl", you won't be disappointed. She has her own green screen, professional lights and camera equipment. For Christmas, she got a professional microphone, ten ring light and a APC mini-mixer.

This is what I'm looking forward too. What about you?


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