The end of 2013 is drawing near.
It seems; the week of Christmas came and went so quickly. But then;
so did the whole year.
One year ago - right about now... .. I was choosing and deciding on my new words for 2013.
Light became something I was drawn to and
discovered the most beautiful things in it. It became part of a treasure hunt
almost when taking photos. Often I'd turn and there it'd be... streaming through
a hole in a leaf... or making sunflower and morning glory petals translucent,
... shining all across the potters bench,... warming the hood of a rusty olde tractor, a wooden hayfilled
manger, and even spotlighting a hen on a ladder.... - It lit up the harvest moon, and often came beaming down right through the clouds
onto this little farm. Being one of my words... I started seeing it differently.
Mercy ...and love - both are things that I think somehow keep growing
our hearts to become more like Christ. Surely they keep growing us right into forever.
Mercy is something I realize I need on a daily basis... - and learning to give it too.
and Love... well...
-God's love- .. so amazing... bigger than anything comprehendable.
And somehow I've learned over the last almost 50 years that miraculously
our hearts have this gigantanormous capacity to keep growing more love. Big big love!
Turning it into an action word can be the hard part. I've been challenged this year
--last years anchor verse Luke 10:27
And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.
This scripture became so special to me and is one I've struggled with.
For the past year, notebooks have been filled and lessons learned with thoughts and happenings
with this verse and these three words. I'm thankful to have had them
on the journey.
This coming year, I didn't have to look for an anchor or word... it was more like
the new verse keeps finding me.
Time and time again, in the past month;
Chpt 36:verse 26
I will give you a new heart and put a new
spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone
out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.
Ezekiel??...one of the books in the bible
I haven't been so fond of.
But all that's changing now.
How many hours were spent last year looking for
heart rocks? Every hike we went on even Myguy got
reminded to please keep his eyes open for heart rocks. ;)
Going through the Greatest Gift devo
and the last Art workshop; sketches like this
have been winding up in my journal.
So this year there's just
one word instead of 3.
Such a complex word.
Written so many times in the bible...
I'm excited for a new year...
To hang a brand new calender and
grow in everything God has for us all!
It feels great to record it at the olde shed tonight.
Are you ready for a fresh start?
Need a new beginning?
How about resolutions... yes or no?
Tomorrow will be day one to begin the devo
Whispers of HOPE by Beth Moore though.
It's been hard to not pick it up and start reading it early!
It's almost 11:00... guess it's time to sign off!
I'm painting the cover of a spiral notebook to begin
counting gifts through Holy Experience. A friend encouraged me
to get back on the wagon... and so I'm on.
I wish you ALL a happy and BLESSED
If you want to share your resolutions, verse, words,
or HEART ... feel free to leave a comment.
I'd love to hear.