Monday, January 4, 2010

The page of the Calendar turns again...

One minute to midnight, one minute to go
One minute to say good-bye before we say hello

Let's start the new year right, twelve o'clock tonight
When they dim the light, let's begin

Kissing the old year out
Kissing the new year in

Let's watch the old year die with a fond good-bye
And our hopes as high as a kite

How can our love go wrong if
We start the new year right?

"Let's Start The New Year Right" by Irving Berlin

I am a big Irving Berlin fan and "Holiday Inn" is one of my favorite movies. It showcases many of Berlin's songs (White Christmas, Easter Parade etc.)

That song has been ringing in my ears for the last few days. 2010 has arrived and 2009 is behind us.
I am not sure what 2009 held for you. Some of you may have journeyed a difficult road, some a more smooth path. Each one of us I am sure had our fair share of ups and downs... but what remains constant is our Lord's love for us and His desire for us to be in complete fellowship with Him. My theme verse for 2009 was Romans 8:28 ~ And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Yes, in all of 2009 the Lord worked good in all things! It was a blessed year indeed... the good and the bad. January started off with the real estate market in the tank! I was a ball of nerves, fear and anxiety. Through that storm God spoke to me and I grew in a huge way in my trust of Him and that He will provide. That lesson continues to sustain me into 2010.

Each year as I open a fresh, crisp, new calendar and begin to write important dates and milestones on the pages I refer back to the year I just journeyed... A year's worth of to-do's and memories. Births, deaths, hellos and goodbyes, appointments, birthdays, anniversaries, get-to-gethers dotted the calendar. I am blessed with a very full life. One with family, friends, laughter and tears. How thankful I am for the gifts the Lord has provided.

I was able to capture (via and application on FB) a compilation of my year in a few pictures. Although there was so much more that went on... this photo does show a glimpse of 2009  A year filled with Adventure Races, Cycling, Family, Friends... I am blessed indeed!

This year my theme verse has yet to be spoken to me... right now Ecclesiastes 4:12 "Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken." is echoing in my heart... perhaps this is the one... He will tell me soon I am confident of that! 

I pray you all have a wonderful 2010! 


Christy said...

I am hoping that the year 2010 is the year we get to meet face to face too my friend!

Donna's Book Nook said...

Amen! I would love to meet you face to face as well! I have a niece in Noblesville.

I like your picture collage. Bet it was fun to do. I see you on fb when I do visit there, but due to time constraints, I don't spend much time on fb. It is a good way to catch up with family and friends though. Have a great year!

Paula said...

Happy New Year! Do you know that we have been friends for 32 years? I am so glad that 2009 is the year that we reconnected!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

God's faithfulness to me and my family has been rich and readily apparent over the past year. I haven't always been able to trace his hand, but it's been there. Hindsight is a beautiful gift. It grows my faith... keeps me on the edge for what might happen this year, for his glory and for his gain. In me, through me, most days in spite of me!

Live it well, sister. You are such a blessing to me.


Paula (SweetPea) said...

I can only hope and pray that a lot of new comes. Miracles in big ways. Reastoration. Answers to prayers and longing.

Love your new blog layout but then do you know I still remember your first layout with the blue and yellow.

Kim... and Her Coffee said...

Oops... somehow my last comment didn't make it here....

So glad to be back on blogs to connect with you here too. And, looking so forward to getting together in person. Sending you love.... and GO COLTS! :)