Thursday, December 31, 2009

The hope for 2009

So here it is! The last day of 2009. Wow.

I used to be really big on New Year's Resolutions but I've come to realize that they are nothing more than an excuse to wait to change something. And we also set our expectations WAY to high with that long list. But just out of you have a resolution? Do you do that? If so please share, I'd love to hear! :)

Instead of a list of resolutions, I have list of HOPE for this year. 2009 has been QUITE a ride and I'm hopeful for a calmer year but we all know that's not going to happen. {wink}

One of my favorite bible verse is Proverbs 13:12 and it says: "Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life."
So here is what I HOPE for 2010:

*My mom to be totally healed from Cancer, treatment to be complete and our trip to celebrate her recovery!

*My brother's little boy Asher to continue to be healed and for my brother to be healed from somethings he is now going through.

*To not move again. Lord Jesus PLEASE don't move us again. :)

*For Kris's new job to remain stable and steady.

*That each of the girls would continue to grow in the Lord and thrive in their school.

*That I would be a mom that helps them to grow in the Lord daily.

*A little thing called a contract on a book deal...that would be awesome! {BTW, quick update on all that mess. I heard back from one publisher...they gave some tough feedback and I'm working through that. I also am still working with the agent I met with through another agent at She Speaks this summer. This is a LONG process. So hang on...2010 is gonna be the year! I hope.}

*That our new church would feel more and more like home and that the Lord would lead us to where we need to be as far as serving.

We are kicking off the New Year with some friends tonight and then with Kris's family tomorrow for lunch. January is going to be busy with several speaking engagements which I'm very excited about. Praying that God will continue to bring more and lead me on the path that He wants me to go for ministry and life!

So I'm excited about 2010 and I hope and pray you are too! Thanks for sticking around with life through me and for the encouragement and HOPE :) you bring to me through this blog. I love you all and know God's got big things for your life in 2010and I can't wait to see what He does!

Happy New Year!


Deidre said...

I never make resolutions. I have some 'hopes' myself. My main hope is that God will continue to show me how we can slow down. That seems to be the main thing on my heart right now.

Happy New Year!!!

Wylie said...

I can't wait to see what the LORD does in 2010 either! I look forward to it with eager & hopeful anticipation. Happy New Year & may God's richest blessings abound in the lives of you & yours!

imoomie said...

Hope and healing to you and yours!

Happy New Year!

Jennifer said...

Great things to hope for....certainly praying for healing - and a CURE to cancer!! Have a wonderful new year!

My Army Brats and Me said...

Happy New Year! Praying for your MOM. I know it is tuff.