I don't think I ever put the last of the Christmas decorations away without a certain feeling of nostalgia, and today as I finished this task was no different. Another Christmas come and gone... and another year as well. 2011 was a good year. It brought much laughter and memories, just a few tears and lessons learned, and as always MUCH answered prayer. My youngest son was made the senior pastor of his church. My daughter gave birth to her first son. My husband got a new job and the Lord is blessing his efforts. I got another clean bill of health. My mom continues to move along and has not had another stroke. My step-dad is still with us his despite the ugly cancer that grows in his body. My husband celebrated 60 years on this earth. I could go on and on with the list that the Lord has blessed us with, but for now I will stop with these. 2012 lies ahead of us now waiting for it's pages to be filled with our lives. There is always a certain feeling of excitement for me, mixed with feelings of uncertainty and wonder. What will this new year hold? One thing I know for sure is no matter what may come, the Lord will be with us, the one constant and unchanging thing we can always count on. My desire for this new year is that I might know Him in a deeper and more meaningful way. I pray that He finds ways to use me for His glory. I pray that I might love others as He does. And I pray as we begin this year, that I press on, filling the pages of my life, running the race He sets before me with diligence and grace.
Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever!
Hebrews 12:1...let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnare us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us..
1 Cor 9:24 Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it.
1 John 4:11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
1 John 4: 16...God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in Him.
I treasure my on-line friends, and ask the Lord to bless each and every one of you with His richest blessings in this coming New year! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!