Never Go Back!

“. . . as we move from 2020
to a new year, we’ll create a better normal. . .”


No, I don’t want to go back!
I don’t want to revisit the old normal.
Surely as we move from 2020
to a new year, we’ll create a better normal.

This is my prayer this Christmas:
Lord, help us learn what You
have in mind for us to learn
from this rare year we’ve just survived.

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Letter from a Wordsmith

With his permission, I am sharing with you the first part of a Christmas letter I received this week from my former pastor, Rev. Brent Mitchell. He is a master wordsmith! He said what’s in my heart so much better than I could have said it.

“Mark it how you will,
2020 was a year not lost,
but forever to be remembered
for both its absences
and its unexpected gifts.

By the middle of March,
it became apparent that
what we thought as normalcy

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2 thoughts on “Never Go Back!

  1. Thank you so much for reposting this, Uta. I appreciate your affirmation … and I hope your readers are blessed by the beauty of the words and the sentiment expressed in the Mitchell Musings. Merry Christmas to you! ❤

  2. Wishing you all the Best for the Christmas Season and the New Year, dear Jan. I find a lot of inspiration in what you publish. Thank you very much. Love, Uta

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