Monday, January 6, 2014

New Years Wishes

2014... what will it bring?

Last year, 2013 brought many surprises... of all types... comedy, tragedy, love, adventure... you name it. So 2014 will likely bring the same.

Some chapters of life we never think we are ready for, yet somehow we press on. I know I survive by the power that God has over my life. The fact that Christ died for me and my sins, carries me thru the darkest times. I survived thru a couple of these times in the last 13 months... the natural death of my fiancé's (now husband's) father and the unnatural death of my middle child. Decembers for the last two years have been particularly trying.

We also had a great family reunion/trip/wedding/birthday/anniversary celebration with an Alaskan cruise in August. The highs of that season don't outweigh the sorrow of the other seasons, but make up the path of life here on this earth. This is not our eternal home and for that, I am thankful.

I look forward to many posts here this year, sorry for those who have missed me. I do hope to be around here a bit more this year.

I am happy, blessed and truly loved, eventho I sit here typing this with tears flowing from my eyes. I will quote from a song that has brought me great peace lately... "it is well with my soul" and peace to everyone. Do what you can to mend your relationships on earth, but also remember to let go of the bad. Life is too short to harbor anger.

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Our complex nature

*this post was never posted... no idea how far back I wrote it :) *

Contemplating the complexity of human nature during these few pre-birthday days. I'm a giving perrson, but it's hard for me to take. I love gifts, etc. but when folks give me stuff, I just wanna shrivel - it's quite humbling to just smile and say thank you.

Tonight, a friend I don't know very well treated me to dinner, I totally didn't expect it and was humbl d, but didn't deprive her from blessing me, what a change it is for me to be treated... I think I cculd get used to this!!!

"Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it." ~ Psalm 139:14, NLT

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