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Happy New Year!! 

As we head into 2024 together, I want to share a few thoughts with the Mount Zwingli family and friends. Every January I find myself reflecting on the successes and challenges of the past year, as well as my goals and resolutions for the New Year.  And, if you are like me, life gets very busy, so I’m not surprised the best New Year’s resolutions focus on simplifying chaos to make more time for what matters most.  In that spirit, I would like to share a quote that I have enjoyed from Brian Dyson.     

“Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them work, family, health, friends, and spirit. And you’re keeping all of these in the air. You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But the other four balls – family, health, friends, and spirit – are made of glass. If you drop one of these, they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged or even shattered. They will never be the same. You must understand that and strive for balance in your life.”
(Brian Dyson, 1991, CEO Coca Cola Enterprises)

As we head into 2024, I pray for your peace of mind in all the areas of your life so you can focus on what’s most important to you!  I’m not one of those people who is just looking to do my job in a hurried fashion. In fact, my goal is always to help others improve their lives with honest, loving insight into their life questions. It is no secret that we prosper when we are surrounded by good friends and wise counsel. As Solomon said, “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another”.

If you have questions, concerns, or just want to talk over a good cup of coffee, I am available!  Together we can make this the best year yet!  I thank you for your trust and look forward to continuing our relationship into the New Year!  My wish for you is a JOYFUL and prosperous 2024. May we all find improved relationships with family, health, friends, and the LORD GOD in the new year! 


With warmth and gratitude,





Pastor John