God – As I begin the New Year, I give thanks to You for the many blessings I received in 2017. Things did not go strictly as I had planned last year. I had unexpected difficulties. Some relationships were strained and too absent of peace. Some family members and friends whom I loved very much died. Yet, as always, the blessings I received from You in 2017 far exceeded the challenges and losses I experienced. As I make resolutions for the New Year ahead, please help me remember that Your plans for me in the past and in the future are far greater than any I could dream of on my own. Amen.
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Jack H. Emmott is a Senior Counsel of Gray, Reed & McGraw, LLP, a 120-lawyer full service firm in Houston, Texas, a Board-Certified Family Law and Master Credentialed Collaborative Law Professional Divorce Attorney, Mediator, Author, Entrepreneur and Inspirational Speaker. For more information about Jack or his latest book, Bending Angels: Living Messengers of God’s Love, go to BendingAngel.com.