Thursday, December 30, 2010

The end of a very long year....goodbye 2010

Some people say this year has flown by.
I still think it was a long one.
But, I am trying to look back with a heart of thankfulness.
This year brought God's provision, even in uncertain time:
my husband still has a job
we still have each other and he loves me
my kids are wonderful, funny, loving children who want more than ever to please me and their dad.
I have been quick to find fault this year, but I want to set that aside this new year and find in friends, joy in family, joy in wherever my feet land and in whatever my hand sows.
Psalm 67: 1-2
May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face
shine upon us, that your ways be known on earth, your salvation among the

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Welcome To Our World

When they walked into town, ready any moment for their baby to be born, who noticed?
Who knew that the single most important event on earth was taking place?
Who recognized that the answer to their prayers and fulfiller of the prophecies came from God's side to their world?
Thank you Lord that your gave him to us!!! Nothing else compares to your gift.

Is God Spontaneous?

To me, God is ever changing, methodical, a real pre-planner. But do you think he ever institutes something last minute?
Probably not.
But, I have endured some times in my life where it felt like a 'let's-fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants' event. Life, at least on my end, is so up in the air. This uncertainty in the near past has caused great anxiety. Today, I put uncertainty behind and decided to view it like a surprise party...with great anticipation. I think all the advent scriptures have made me turn my attention to the anticipation of Christ, how the people of Jesus' time must have felt. Where is the messiah? When will he be here? Will he save us from this Roman oppression?
My questions don't fall along with that thinking exactly, but the anticipation of where will we live next after our house sells and will we have a future in CA. are real questions that I look forward to seeing answered. Not with pain and anxiety, but with great anticipation. What new, exciting things does he have planned for me? Where is he moving our hearts to?

I hope that I can keep the same enthusiasm for what God has in store for me as SUE has.