A New Year Amidst Changes

We brought thr New Year in yesterday with a day of music, dancing, joy, laughter and mourning. Yes, there was mourning as well. My dear Uncle Nick passed into heaven in the morning. My dear, sweet friend’s Granny passed also. So the mourning is for the loss of them on this earth, even though we know there is joy in their presence in Heaven with Jesus. We will miss them. But Newness of the year was celebrated, as the show must go on and many were joyful because of our music and work. So change was a part of the start of the year on its onset. And my hope is that God is always prominent in all we do so we keep Him closer than ever in the forefront of our being. Then whatever tides roll and shift, we are secure in the closeness to Him who is bigger than it all.❤❤❤

Happy New Year Blessing!

I will be too busy tomorrow to blog, so I wanted to bestow upon you my blessing for your New Year 2019. Here is my blessing for you:

May you stay close to God and grow even closer to Jesus Christ every day.

May the journey He leads you on be filled with faith and hope every day.

May truth be unavoidable and overtly attractive in every aspect of your thoughts and actions every day.

May the Light and witness of Jesus in your life shine out brightly every day.

May you always see God’s goodness and blessings and worship Him no matter what happens every day.

May you make a difference for God’s kingdom every day.

May you stay humble and pray all day every day.

May the peace and joy and love of God be so strong in you that it trumps everything else every day.

May God be first in your life all day every day.

May you know what a treasure God made you to be and how loved you are every day.

May you smile and laugh every day.😄❤

Another Day

So, today my daughter and I made a bunny family out of 3 socks, rice, rubber bands, ribbon and fabric markers. We live the Magyver craft project youtube hacks. Lol. So, I decided to do that rather than take a much needed nap after last night’s extremely late night. So, apparently I am better to my children than myself. And I am glad of that. Serving others makes me happy, serving myself rarely does. Like my dad always said, “I can rest in heaven.” So, hope your New Year is bringing you joy and peace so far. Don’t forget to thank God for getting us through another year. Maybe talk a bit more with Him also and maybe read thr Bible a bit today before the day is out. God bless and keep you. Trust Him (and pretty much no one else). Love to you. ❤

Happy New Year!!!

So, Happy New Year!!! ❤ 

I started the New Year with reaching 20,000 views on my blog and that is really cool. So, I am thankful for all of you who have shared ideas with me and allowed me to share mine too. It is beautiful. Love to you and may God bless and keep you this year!!!❤

New Year Resolutions

So perhaps I am a little old, but I realize each year that there is nothing significant in a day unless you believe it is so and make it significant. Nothing happens unless you make it happen… one of Newton’s Laws. New Year’s day is just another day unless you want a change to happen in some way and need some excuse for that to happen. That is why resolutions generally don’t work for longer than your attention span. I believe that is not cynical so much as realistic. I believe you can’t make a wish things will change but refuse to commit to backing it up. I need to lose a few pounds, but vowing to stop eating or worse, taking a pill to make it magically evaporate, is pathetic and ineffective if in place of committing myself to improved health because I want to be a better, healthier, more energetic child of God. So, the resolution should be a deeper change, something which promotes lasting change and betterment. Something like praying every day, reading one chapter of the Bible every day, forgiving someone, wanting to please God, helping people every day, using gifts or talents to do good, etc. And we can make that change any single day of our lives and we must every day of our lives. I like how the singer Carolyn Arends sang it, “This will be my resolution, every day is New Year’s Day”. Every day, every hour, every minute is an opportunity to start again and be intentional. In fact, to be effective, it must be so.❤