I start each new year in the same way, reading Genesis 1:1: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth…” I can think of no better commencement than those familiar words. My worries for 2013 get folded into this comforter. “In the beginning, GOD” (and in the end, GOD, and in between, GOD). In the beginning of 2013, GOD. The One who made everything we see, and all we do not see, the “Boss of this whole place” as my young daughter was fond of saying, is here to usher in all this year will hold. Nothing will ruffle Him, nothing can knock Him off course. He is not wringing His hands saying, “I sure hope this all works out.” It does all work out, because in the beginning, and now and forever, GOD.
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Laura Cowan is a PMS survivor, along with her husband John, and their eight children. She adores her pastor who has counseled her through 44 years of marriage to himself. Together they enjoy quiet walks on the beach...Ha! Who are we kidding? We live on the backside of the desert. Thankfully, a very lovable flock of sheep live there, too, and let us pastor them (Calvary Chapel Bishop, California). Also, we spend a lot of time eating tiny bags of peanuts and missing connecting flights as missionaries with Poimen Ministries, whose goal is to encourage, aid, and support pastors, churches, and missionaries throughout non-larva eating parts of the world, mostly. Laura's most impressive identity rests in being a full-time beggar for grace. Not that Jesus makes her beg, it's just she’s such a piece of work. She’s managed to turn all this into fodder for conference themes and teaching in a variety of venues. Laura has published blurbs for the Chicago Sun, Sacramento Bee, and a few obscure magazines. Laura is a friend of the Karen tribe of Thai/Burma relocated to Utah, and has taught cross-cultural seminars, job training, tutoring and ESL. She is a former representative of Voice of the Martyrs and hopes you will join her in prayer and support of the Persecuted Church. View all posts by Laura Cowan firstname.lastname@example.org