71.2 F
Friday, June 9, 2023
Citizens Journal Florida
HomeTopicsFaithMoving Forward

Moving Forward

Club 14 Fitness


Meet Me At The CrossoverA Monthly Feature

By Jennifer St. Clair, 1-10-23

The old year passes…thankfully. We get another chance to get things right, whatever that means. Or maybe a better way to state it is…to ‘make’ things right in our lives and in this world. That is a huge challenge and will require much work, wise discernment, tons and tons of patience, attention to details, a willing spirit, a forgiving heart
and daily prayers.

It amazes me how we Humans BeComing often allow years to slip by us without resolving differences of opinion, hurt feelings, jealousies, misunderstandings and other ‘stuff,’ believing there is plenty of time to apologize and make amends…later. We can probably recall someone whose time ran out before settling a disagreement that occurred decades ago, leaving those left behind to deal with the emotional baggage and unfinished business.

Sad it is when stubbornness and ego forfeit happiness and peace of mind. A friend once shared the definition of ego at dinner many years ago. I actually wrote what she said on my napkin. “Ego… eases-God-out.” It struck a chord in me. And to this day, I still try to be mindful NOT to ease God out of my day to day chores, relationships, to-do-lists, assignments and music. Some days are more successful than others. Can you relate?
As this new year begins spinning another tale of Human Becoming- ness, perhaps opportunities for development and refinement will weave a thread into the segments of our business with family, careers, responsibilities, health challenges and the like. I’m praying for recognition of such appearances and the strength and faith to bring a positive outcome to fruition, always moving forward.

“And your life will be brighter than the noonday; its darkness will be like the morning.”

(Job 11:17)

Happy New Year!

Jennifer St. Clair

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is IMG_0410-2-1.jpg

Jennifer St. Clair is a pianist, award-winning songwriter, composer, artist, author and photographer. She relocated to Jacksonville Beach, Florida from the north Georgia mountains in 2014. Currently she serves as Pianist at Amelia Plantation Chapel. Her solo piano compositions can be found on sheetmusicplus.com. For more information:

The views and opinions expressed in this commentary are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official position of Citizens Journal Florida.

Firesail Adventures
0 0 votes
Article Rating
Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Sand Dollar Business Advisors
Education Crusade

Most Popular

The Bike Cop

Recent Comments

Bongiourno on Purity Month Guide
Jim R. Thomas on Purity Month Guide
Grace D. on Purity Month Guide
Bongiourno on Purity Month Guide
Allie Gator on Purity Month Guide
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x