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14 Jan 2022

SUNrise: cj speaks… Searching for nouns to describe our current lives – Blessed 2022!

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January 14, 2022 Category: Commentary Posted by:

Personally, I really don’t know how to identify my new year; things are so out of whack.  There are no nouns that would describe these disparities  and pandemonium. I have no idea what I am doing today, and I am a bit fearful of tomorrow and where I will end up.  Are you feeling anything like this lately?


You know, for almost two years, life has been different. Where you go, who you are with, always having to wear a mask and maintain a social distance.  And then, after we think we’ve found the answer,  here comes something else knocking at our door and we are told that almost everyone will catch it — this omicron variant.

It is almost as if life has stood still and we are left to ask ‘What’s going on, and how did we get here?’ 

When I look back into the Word, you know that throughout the history of the world, God sometimes put an end to people, places, and things. We have Noah’s Ark, locusts, floods, and many times when God just wiped it all away.  

Sometimes I wonder if that is where we are headed.  Am I going to make it to 100 years old? Is my daughter going to be able to live a fulfilling life?  Then I go back and ask myself, ‘What is fulfilling about life today?’

What gets you excited, what gives you joy?  We know what brings pain — but what brings you joy?  

These days are not like any that I have ever experienced before in my life. However,  I am a believer that God is in complete control, and it is Him I must continue to look up to —  for direction, answers, assurance, hope, and upliftment.  God will carry me through, and I believe that He will do the same for you.  

So, I don’t know what you are feeling today, but I do know what I feel, and it is unlike anything that I have ever felt before. With that being said, let’s have prayer:

Dear Lord Father God, please continue to show us our way, please continue to give us what we need each and every day.  Show us Your will for our lives so that we are opening up our eyes to see what You have.  To touch and grab what you have given, to be open to tasting whatever that flavor that is happening in our lives today.  Continue to be everything that you tell me that You are so that I too can emulate You.  We love you God and in your name we pray, Amen.

Let’s try to get out into the world today with positive thoughts, or if you are at home working, let’s stay within our own walls and make this the best day that we can as we begin this new year. Keep the faith, keep your hope, and always look for something good happening in your life today.  Until next time….PEACE!  

cj is a poet, educator, motivational speaker, and inspirational writer who resides in Philadelphia. If you were moved by this piece, shoot cj a “like” or comment at: [email protected].

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