Coming soon in 2017.... A FRESH START
Many years ago now I founded and directed a Christian outreach to troubled and at risk youth. We offered them hope in that they could put their old ways behind them and start a new life! We shared this Good News with them from "The Message":
"Now we look inside, and what we see is that anyone united with (Jesus) gets a FRESH START, is created new. The old life is gone, a new life burgeons ( begins to grow and flourish )! ( Based on 2 Corinthians 5 :17 )
One of the fundraisers or mini business' that we began in order to raise support money for this ministry was a gourmet coffee business. We called it, "Fresh Start"...Helping Never Tasted So Good! We figured that name fit pretty creatively into beginning a "Fresh Start in life" and beginning your day with a cup of coffee and a "Fresh Start to the day"! We thought it was a really "clever" idea!
My daughter and son-in-law had a coffee mug made up with the logo on it and gave it to me as a gift. It says "Fresh Start Coffee" on the bottom. The blue area of the design represents the cup and the brown areas represent both the coffee and the kids. A professional graphic design company offered their services for free to have this logo made for us.
While I no longer direct this outreach, I am reminded each New Year that we can have a fresh start in life! In reality we can have this fresh new start anytime of the year, but especially at the beginning of a New Year I always feel that excitement of beginning again, having a fresh start...
Whether it's starting to eat healthier, getting in more exercise, growing spiritually, trying to simplify my life, being more intentional in ALL areas of my life, or whatever it might be, "fresh starts" give me motivation, energy, optimism, and excitement!
In a couple of days we can all have a Fresh Start if we choose! It's a NEW YEAR! Create a NEW YOU!