ABCs Community Bible Study Greg Asimakoupoulos Life New Year reflection religion

The ABCs of a New Year

I found this on the Community Bible Study Web site, and thought it was profound. May it richly bless you as well.

By Greg Asimakoupoulos

Ask the Lord to bless your future.
Be assured that’s His desire.
Cast your cares upon your Father.
Don’t despair.
Entertain hopes
For the new year.
Give no heed to old regrets.
Have a daily time to hear from God in prayer.
If you doubt what He is saying,
Just compare it with His Word.
Kings and prophets (even shepherds) found Him true.
Let the Bible give you courage.
Meditate on what you read.
Never under-estimate what God can do.
Own your fears, but keep on trusting.
Persevere and don’t give up.
Quit the rat race so that you can catch your breath.
Risk rejection.
Share your struggles.
Take some time for fun each day.
Understand it’s wrong to work yourself to death.
Vent your stress by exercising.
Worship weekly with God’s friends.
X out guilt that tends to steal your sense of peace.
Yesterdays have no more power thanks to what the Lord has done.
Zero in on what He offers…. life’s new lease!

art black history Life Lorraine Motel Martin Luther King Jr. Memphis photography

41 years later … a look back at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Of all the times to come out now, apparently there are never-before-seen photos on the day Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. died. Posted on its Web site,, Life states “On April 4, 1968, LIFE photographer Henry Groskinsky and writer Mike Silva, on assignment in Alabama, learned that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., had been shot at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. They raced to the scene and there, incredibly, had unfettered access to the hotel grounds, Dr. King’s room, and the surrounding area. For reasons that have been lost in the intervening years, the photographs taken that night and the next day were never published. Until now.”

Amazing. Wonder what kept these photos from public view after so many years? Only time will tell.