I can't get over how long it's been since I've written anything...especially considering how many words I've prepared in the past couple of months.
So much has happened, let me see if I can concisely recap...
Lots of work to do
Trip to Thanksgiving Dallas Cowboy Game...AWESOME
Shopping on the day after Thanksgiving...exhausting
Many a homemade craft for Christmas
Bunco at my house
Lots MORE work to do
Wrapping gifts and losing steam
More crafts to complete for Christmas
Cards to write and mail and a Christmas letter lacking luster
Cookie Saturday making 25 dozen iced-cookies and getting iced-in at friends
Celebrating Christmas with family and friends
Wondering about the New Year and all it's mystery
I guess that just about covers it.
My husband asked me the other day if I was making any resolutions and I guess God spoke to and through me because the first thing that popped into my head was...
"The only resolution that matters in my life (as a Christian) is my resolution to follow Christ and learn more from Him each year."
I hope that truth holds through this year. I know 2007 was one that challenged me in almost every area of my life...faith, love, hope and God's plan at the fore front of that challenge.
I also know that the greatest growth comes during these times of struggle and I know God must be growing the dickens out of me, because it has been a year of Spiritual struggle. If I walk away without a limp and a new name, it will be a miracle.
...and so I face 2008 with hope and certainty that the sun will rise each morning in the East and set in the West and with each day new hope will spring eternal.
I hope you all have had an awesome holiday season and know how much I've missed this place of word refuge and release. I hope I can find this old 'comfort zone' again and bring the words I hear and work through the words I don't hear quite so clearly.
Happy New Year Blogging Friends!