By Lesli Nolen
Published February 2011
I can’t believe its February 2011. Seems like just yesterday we were having turkey and dressing and making our plans for the Christmas holiday season. Now, New Year’s resolutions have been made, Valentine’s Day is here and it’s again time for the San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo. Before you know it, the trees will be filled with green leaves, flowers will be blooming and summer vacations will be in full swing. It’s amazing how we transition from one thing to another; season to season, month to month and day to day.
We begin our journey in life as babies. And before you know it we’re walking, talking and feeling invincible. The school years begin and during the elementary years we discover the world isn’t so nice. It’s a difficult time of trying to figure out who we are and what we want to be. We then blossom into a world of chaos. We’re teenagers and think we know it all. These are the years we drift off into outer space, when our parents want to lock us in our rooms and we can’t wait to leave home. But something happens in our 20s and we return to planet Earth, we appreciate our parents (they weren’t so dumb after all) and we wish we could be a kid again.
Like a book we end one chapter to begin another. We leave one stage in our life, only to begin a new one. Just like when we become a Christian. Our old self dies and we begin anew. My favorite biblical conversion is of Saul to Apostle Paul.
Paul was the great apostle. He founded numerous churches and wrote the highly spirited book of Acts along with much of the New Testament. But initially, Paul was a cold blooded murderer.
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