This morning I read something that made me stop and think. The saying was ” Don’t start your day with the broken pieces of yesterday.Every day is a fresh start. Every morning we wake up is the first day of our new life.”
Let’s just stop and think about that for a moment. Yesterday is gone. We cannot revisit it – the past is the past. Old hates, old grudges, old habits can be left there because today is a new beginning. The night has washed away all the things that happened the day before. We alone make the choice to drag all of the baggage into the new day and the new beginning.
God’s grace is that way . When we are covered by his grace, and we ask for forgiveness for all of the baggage we collected during our day, then we have a new day, a new life, a clean page on which to write our life story upon. We choose to bring over the old way, the old habits, the old sins. Once we have asked God to forgive us, his page is clean.
It is so important to understand this. To know that God’s grace is nothing we can earn. His son has already paid the price. However, even though it is offered we have to be willing to also receive it. To leave the old in the old day. To have a new day, a new page a new life with which to live doing his work and to live in his presence.
So, begin today the first day of your new life – write those things which are pure, honest. holy and productive.
Yvonne Mason Sewell
The eldest of five children, Yvonne was born May 17, 1951 in Atlanta, Georgia. Raised in East Point, Georgia, she moved to Jackson County, Ga. until 2006 then moved to Port St. Lucie, Florida where she currently makes her home.
Licensed bounty hunter for the state of Georgia.
After a 34 year absence, returned to college in 2004. Graduated with honors in Criminal Justice with an Associate’s degree from Lanier Technical College in 2006.
Nominated for the prestigious GOAL award in 2005 which encompasses all of the technical colleges. This award is based not only on excellence in academics but also leadership, positive attitude and the willingness to excel in one’s major.
Beta Sigma Phi Sorority
Member of The Florida Writer’s Association – Group Leader for St Lucie County
Since learning to write at the age of five, Yvonne has wanted to be an author. She wrote her first novel Stan’s Story beginning in 1974 and completed it in 2006. Publication seemed impossible as rejections grew to 10 years. Determined, she continued adding to the story until her dream came true in 2006.
Yvonne’s brother Stan has been her inspiration and hero in every facet of her life. He was stricken with Encephalitis at the tender age of nine months. He has defied every roadblock placed in his way and has been the driving force in every one of her accomplishments. He is the one who taught her never to give up
Yvonne is currently the author of several novels, including:
Stan’s Story- the true story of her brother’s accomplishments, it has been compared to the style of Capote, and is currently being rewritten with new information for re-release.
Tangled Minds - a riveting story about a young girl’s bad decision and how it taints everyone’s life around her yet still manages to show that hope is always possible. This novel has been compared to the writing of Steinbeck and is currently being written as a screenplay. This novel will be re-released by Kerlak Publishing in 2009
Brilliant Insanity – released by Kerlak Publishing October 2008
Silent Scream – Released by Lulu.com October 2008- Slated to be made into a movie
Yvonne’s Philosophy in Life - “Pay it Forward”:
“In this life we all have been helped by others to attain our dreams and goals. We cannot pay it back but what we can do is ‘pay it forward’. It is a simple
View all posts by Yvonne Mason Sewell