Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Year!


I am finding it hard to believe that another whole year has come and gone...more than anything, I am humbled at how short our time here on earth truly is.


But rather than dwell on that, it's time to look forward to this coming year and all that it will bring.

New Years Eve brought a wonderfully quiet evening...Italian food and movies and pajamas (and prayers for my older two who were out with friends this year) all inside our little house on our little street with our (not so) littlest boy.

A few minutes before midnight we wandered down to the grassy hill and met up with the neighbors and while I did throw a jacket on, I was still in my pajamas.

We counted down with Dick Clark, toasted in 2011, laughed and kissed and then wandered back down to our little warm house and settled in for the night.

The next few days we hibernated and it was the most glorious vacation I think I've ever had. We ate all the leftover food that had to be eaten and watched movies and took naps and only got dressed in the evenings when friends began knocking on the door to come in and play cards or sit and chat under the heater in the backyard.

I didn't want it to end.


I also spent some time deciding on what my verse would be for the coming year and finally decided on Phillipians 4:6, which says:

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

I actually like all of Phil 4: 4-9...but settled on vs. 4 because I often seem to find myself overwhelmed and trying to handle it all and feeling anxious.

Very, very anxious.

And when I get anxious, I forget about going to God with thanksgiving...and instead enter what I call the 'pleading zone' with God.

So for this new year, I am finding I need a reminder to pray for the good AND for the bad. And to lift every single situation to God as a forethought instead of as an afterthought.

I might need a reminder here and there.


So cheers, my friends...Happy New Year!

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