Don't Give Up

Dear Friends,

I thought, like last week's email, that I would share a message someone had shared with me near the end of last year. In some ways it's a message that applies uniquely to 2020, a year that was so extraordinary and difficult and even devastating for so many. However, I think this message is a good reminder for this new year too, which seems to be simply picking up, as it gets started anyway, where last year left off. In fact, these words are really pretty critical for any year and any time. Hear then this timeless message:

Don't give up on this year.
Keep fighting for the good.
Keep showing up.
Keep loving.
Keep giving back.
Keep being kind.
Keep being brave.
Keep caring.
Keep trying new things.
Keep showing grace.
Keep on.
The world needs you
To believe in the good.

The world does need you. Your family needs you. Your friends need you. Your community needs you. Your nation needs you. Your church needs you. People who are hurting and struggling need you. So don't give up.

Grace and Hope to you,

Pastor Duane