Tuesday, January 01, 2013

welcome 2013

~ 2013 ~

As I sat in front of the wood stove this morning, I pondered many things.
Such as...
I don't know about you, but I've always been drawn to odd numbers. In fact, some rather significant events have happened in relation to odd numbers. 
  • I was born on the 13th
  • 3 girls & 3 boys in my family of origin
  • graduated in '75
  • moved to Phoenix in '77
  • married in '79
  • gave birth to 3 children
But then I could make a list of significant events in relation to even numbers too.
2012 being such a year of rather significant events. Lots of changes. Both good and not so good. Which God works for good. So it's all good in the end, isn't it.
  • after 32 years in full-time ministry, my husband was unemployed
  • Home Depot hired him part-time the end of January
  • major lifestyle changes ensued
  • struggling to trust God in this new season
  • this chapter in my life story that needed serious editing
  • that I was unwilling to accept
  • dealing with fear and forgiveness
  • choosing to believe I have all I need
  • that God is enough, that I am enough. 
  • that I am truly blessed 
  • brand new baby boys born healthy. Identical twin grandsons ~ Jonah & Nathan
  • Miranda & Aaron fall in love and marry. Magical. Memorable.
  • believing by faith that God is good. No matter what.

Isaiah 43: 1b-3a
 "Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you.  When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.
For I am the Lord your God,
 the Holy One of Israel, your Savior..."

That is my verse for 2013 ~ my grid, my truth, that everything passes through.
And my word for 2013 ~ fearless.
I have much to share with you this month, that I want to journal about,
that I need to journal about.
Thank you for following along in my journey of faith. For your love and support.
I would do this without you. But rather prefer having you reading over my shoulder.
Keeps me honest and accountable ~ and sane! ha!

~ Happy & Blessed 2013 ~


Mick said...

Yes yes, as 2012 scrapped the bottom of the barrel lets hope that all 2013 has to do is go up! Happy New Year!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Happy New Year Linda!
An inspiring post. I am praying next year brings you joy and contentment.
Big Hugs friend,

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

I'm just checking in here after a long absence, and see I have missed a lot. Lot's of good stuff has happened...and some hard stuff too! Congrat's on your twin grandsons. Blessings to you in 2013.