Saturday, January 7, 2012

A New Year

I'm one of those people who says, "out with the old in with the new!" I love cleaning and organizing for the new year. Above is a pic of the new journals the girls and I purchased to begin recording our 2012 thoughts. It's funny how just the cover of the journal can inspire you.

I was also inspired when I read this blog. This young lady changed my whole thought process regarding the new year. I got so caught up in beginning anew that I forgot there were so many lessons learned in the old year. So much that doesn't need to be wiped clean from my slate. I'm so glad my eyes were opened. Emily Rose speaks the truth when she says,

"Isn’t the Lord gracious to give us that groundwork? To learn from the past, be sanctified in the present, and reform in the future?
Let us not forget from where we came or where we’re going."

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A month of fasting

Tomorrow my family and I start the Daniel Fast. I'm excited...and apprehensive. So many positive things have already happened in 2012. I'm looking forward to cleansing my body, mind and soul.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

2011 was filled with so many good things...and bad. Such is every year. I'm glad for a new year to begin-a clean slate. I started the new year off today on such a positive note. About 4 years ago we had a bit of a feud in our family. Since then I've been hurt, angry, withdrawn and finally to the point where it didn't matter to me anymore. All I wanted was reconciliation. I wanted to be with my family, to love them and feel their love. I prayed and prayed. I got impatient because God wasn't working fast enough for me. Today...New Year's Day 2012...we finally met and the healing began. Lots of words exchanged, lots of tears shed. It's funny how we can misinterperate and how small hills grow into huge mountains. Satan is good at that. Today we (with God ) beat him. My verse for today is Hebrews 12:14 Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.

I encourage you, if you have issues, problems in your life, to persist. God doesn't want strife and discord in our lives. Pray continually. He won't fail you and He won't forget. My problem was being impatient. Now I realize that God's timing is perfect. Happy new year 2012! May you be blessed!