Sunday, January 3, 2010

No Apologies and A New Year

I'm always tempted to apologize for the length of time between blogging entries. But here's the thing....those of you who read this and who know me know that it just ain't. gonna. happen. So I'm not going to apologize this time. There. Whew. I feel better.

I'm just going to write when I feel like writing. And I'm not going to write when I don't feel like it or (more accurately) when it feels like a chore. Hopefully I'll be able to post a little more frequently than I have the last six months, but I can't promise anything.

Here's the basic gist of what you've missed...there have been so, so many blessings in my life over the last six months or so. Yes, some trials too, but God is good and is faithful through all of the ups and downs. (See, I told you it was the BASIC gist!)

As we start the new year (and after hubby and I celebrated our 11th anniversary yesterday), I am overwhelmed by God's goodness to me. I am not deserving of the blessings, but am so grateful. So, very grateful.

I'm not much of a resolution maker because I feel like those never seem to last, but I do stop and give thought to where I am in life and where I want to be. Do I want to be healthier? Sure. Do I want to accomplish more with each of my days and spend less time on the unimportant? You bet. Do I want to be a more patient, loving, and kind person? Absolutely. Do I want to get some amazing deals this year and lots of free stuff at CVS? Amen! : )

But I feel like all of those goals can be summed up in one thought. I want to know God more deeply and become more like Jesus this year. (Just so you know, any inkling of a career girl left in me after seven years as a stay-at-home mom is cringing at the fact that I am setting a "goal" with no measurable, quantitative objectives.) But that's what I have. That's what I want. I just want to be more like Him.

I want to think of others as greater than myself.
I want to think about things that true, noble, excellent, and praiseworthy.
I want to live without fear or worry.
I want to love unconditionally and purely.
I want to be the branch and not the vine.
I want to see others as God sees them.
I want to serve humbly.
I want to love God with all that I am.
I want to truly hunger and thirst after His Word.

Oh, and there's so much more, but you get the idea...

I'm grateful for another year of life and love, and I'm excited to see what bright spots God has in store for 2010.

So that's what's on my heart right now. See you back here sometime when I feel led to write again. Soon, I hope.


Anonymous said...

I LOVE YOU!!! I am so grateful that you are my wife and that I get to live life with you!

I know I am biased, but I love your writing.

Big Timber

Megan said...

Missy! I'd love to talk to you. We sat in that planning, praying, researching phase for a long time. I know exactly how your heart feels. Please feel free to email me. I'll send you all the information I have to help you on your journey. It is such a huge decision! I'd love to help you in any way I can.
Good luck!