"....Your children shall be like olive plants all around your table." Psalm 128:3

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Looking Back and Looking Ahead

It's hard to believe that 2012 is almost here.

Looking back on 2011 is stressful for me.  My hubby and I agree that it has been one of the most difficult years we've had to endure...for many reasons.

 For one, it was our first year without my beloved father-in-law.  He went home to be with the Lord - suddenly and unexpectedly - on Monday, December 27th, 2010. ( You can read my first post about him here.)

I had no idea how hard the adjustment would be. But I am so thankful for the hope of seeing him again.  So instead of looking back, I want to look forward; forward to a new year, and hopefully one that's a little easier.

Many people make New Year's resolutions. I don't. I just try to get by one day at a time, with the Lord's help. I do have goals for the new year.  I want...

....to spend more time in the Word.  How can I teach the Scriptures to my children if I don't know them myself?  (Deuteronomy 6:7)

....to be a more godly wife.  I want to be a "crown" to my husband, and not "rottenness in his bones" (Proverbs 12:4).

 .... to spend more time with my children. You might say, " But you're home  all day with your children!"  True.  But I long for more time with them..playing games, reading books, sharing Scripture, and just talking together.  I want to leave a godly legacy for my children. (Proverbs 31:28)

What about you? What are your goals or plans for the New Year? I'd love to hear from you.

Have a blessed day,

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