|Remember that you are en route to heaven, |
and let your problems fade in the Light of eternity.
~Sarah Young in Jesus Calling
Well, here it is the last day of November. Another day crossed off from the calendar of my life.
It seems I was just planning all my intentions for the past year and whoosh the year is almost to a close. I know we have the holidays and much merriness ahead and I also am ecstatic, as we are finally heading out to get our Christmas Tree tonight. Yet, I am mourning the passing of another year. Why? Honestly the start of another year fills me with hope and apprehension. This last year has brought many trials, and I am starting to realize as I get older that the trials are not less. They seem to be increasing. Yet, what I also notice is that in all of this turmoil, there is a solid center of peace. Could it be that even I am acquiring the "quiet spirit" that is mentioned in scripture:
Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to adorn themselves.
(2 Peter 3:4).
A girl can hope, right?
Today, I am concluding my "Giving Thanks Challenge" with a big thank you to Leah at South Breeze Farm. I know everyone did a slightly different take on this challenge but I tried to write daily and it has been such a wonderful experience. I hope to join in next year! Thanks, again Leah for hosting!
|On the scrap table!|
|On the fridge|
|Because you REALLY want to know, this is the most overplayed Christmas CD I own.|
Yes, it is playing now!
These waves were rockin' the shoreline today!