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2010-01-07 / Church

Minister’s Message

Abundant Life
By Rev. Linda O’Neal of Lexington and Blue United Methodist Churches

I never really did prepare properly for Y2K. I was very busy and just hoped all the hype was exaggerated. A friend of mine had every bit of spare space in her house full of bottled water. She was convinced all our technology would fail when the calendar changed from 1999 to 2000 and somehow no one would have drinking water. She worried I would be unprepared and even gave me a list of things I should do before Y2K came. I didn’t do any of the things on the list. I thought she was just silly, although I was relieved when I got up in the morning on January 1, 2000 and turned on the tap and water came out.

I can’t believe it is already 2010. I am certainly not prepared for the years to roll by so quickly. I still have not lived up to the main New Year’s resolution I had in 2000, or any of the years since then. I still have not lost the weight. Oh, I have lost some now and then, but it comes back. Overall, I have gained some. I will try again.

Recently I spent a lot of money on art supplies. I have always been a good artist, at least in my own opinion, and I really enjoy drawing and painting. I have done very little of it in my adult life because I tell myself it is not important compared to whatever the pressing responsibility of the moment may be. I decided time was flying by and I am not getting any younger. God created me to serve Him, but he also gave me life that I might enjoy it. (John 10:10b) This year I am resolved to spend more time enjoying life. Now there’s a resolution I just might keep. Maybe if I pick up a paint brush instead whenever I reach for a piece of chocolate, I can finally succeed in keeping TWO resolutions!

The Lexington Ministerial Alliance is coordinating these Ministers Messeges. Any pastor in the

Alliance may submit an article. Please email your artical to Rev. Linda O’Neal, the Alliance

secretary at mchurch@reveillebroadband.com.

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