A new year is headed this way. 2014 awaits us on the horizon. A new day will be dawning soon.
Once again, we are afforded a fresh page, a clean slate on which to partner with God in writing the next chapter of our life stories.
As 2013 draws to a close, I have a lot to think about. Past regrets. Present concerns. Future hopes.
And questions. Always lots of questions.
How will I spend this upcoming year? What will I be doing?
Will I continue to remain cancer free?
Will our family still be living here on the East Coast, or will we finally make the much talked about, much anticipated move down South?
Will I find a new church home?
Will my son still be working at the same place, and which college will my daughter choose (or which will choose her)?
Will my husband opt for another spinal surgery or continue living daily with his intense back and neck pain?
Will our much loved Doberman Pinscher, Casey, make it to the Big ‘14’ this year?
And where will I be doing our laundry in the coming days? (yes, folks...our washer j-u-s-t breathed its last watery breath TODAY. As in one hour ago. Booyah!)
God says He knows the plans He has for us -- but what are they? I haven't a clue, and I'm fairly certain that you don't either (and truth be told, maybe it's better that way).
So, as 2014 prepares to make its grand entrance, it's a given that there will be changes. Large and small. Some changes will be welcome; some not so welcome.
But they will come, as we all wait expectantly on the cusp, holding our collective breaths.
I invite you to join me as we leave the past behind and step into a brand, new future, bright with promise and hope.
And in case I don't have a chance later, I'd like to take a moment right now to wish each and every one of you, dear readers, a very happy, healthy and blessed new year!
See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.
~Isaiah 43:19 (NIV)