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2012 – a glance back at stories of the year
December 31, 2012 by BR Staff
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2012 was a year of ups and downs as usual, but for N.C. Baptists, it was a year of church planting, strong missions giving, outreach and signs of hope for the future.
N.C. college students use break to help Hurricane Sandy survivors
December 28, 2012 by Baptist Press/Biblical Recorder
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N.C. Baptist collegians – and other students from around the country – sacrificed part of their winter breaks making homes livable again for residents who spent the holidays in dwellings damaged by Hurricane Sandy.
Former NFL player shares 'Game Plan for Life'
December 28, 2012 by Roman Gabriel III, BR Sports Q&A
Sample Image Renaldo Wynn has spent much of his life in the spotlight. He was a standout athlete, and was a defensive end at Notre Dame, where he played for legendary Irish head coach Lou Holtz.
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Allan Blume
K. Allan Blume
BR Editor
Tomorrow 

With the launching of a new calendar year, "tomorrow" is hot topic for today. Everyone likes to talk about what we will be doing tomorrow, or the next day or the next month. We make resolutions and plans for days that are not guaranteed to come.

That’s not entirely bad. Planning is a good thing. But presumption is not.

The Bible has a lot to say about tomorrow. Solomon wrote, "Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth" (Proverbs 27:1, NKJ). Jesus underscores the same truth in Matthew 6:34, in Luke 12:16-31 and in other teachings.

James repeats the principle saying, "Come now, you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit;’ whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away" (James 4: 13-14, NKJ).

The year 2013 is here, but uncertain. However, the God who supercedes time is the owner of all that is certain.

As believers, our joy for 2013 is established in the person of Jesus Christ and the nature of God, the Father. In a day of abounding uncertainly, we are hopeful and confident. May God bless you with a great year as you are held in the grip of His secure hand.

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