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There’s something very satisfying about new beginnings,  a new year is a great time to start something new or try again at something you may not have achieved in the past.   It’s always refreshing to have a clean slate and a second chance.

With that in mind, I’ve been thinking a lot about what I want to accomplish in the coming year,  and more importantly what would God have me to do?  The obvious comes to mind, spend more time in His Word and in prayer, minister to those He brings across my path,  strive to be a better wife, mom, and grandmother, and take better care of my health.  But, what about the things that aren’t so obvious?  

What does God want to do in my life this coming year?    Am I willing to step out of my comfort zone (a place I don’t like to leave) and follow wherever He leads?  Do I really want Him to show me all the ugliness inside that needs His cleansing touch?  Am I willing to lay down my life, to put aside my wants and needs in order to do His will? 

 These are the questions I’ve been pondering the past few days, and the answer is a resounding Yes!  I don’t want to look back over 2009 when it ends and find that I’m still the same person I was when it began.  I want God to do a work in me, to change me day by day to be more like Jesus, no matter how much it hurts or how inconvenient it may be.  I want to be in the center of His will,  it’s the best place to be!

Have a great Sunday!

Love, Velvia

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It’s so difficult to believe that another year has ended and a new one has begun.  I keep wondering what happened to the past year, how did it go by so fast?  I remember my parents telling me when I was young that the older I got the faster time would pass and I thought “Yeah right!”, but you know what, they were right after all, as parents usually are.  The time between Thanksgiving and Christmas flew by so quickly, it seemed like it was just a few days instead of a few weeks.  The holidays were wonderful though, filled with family, friends, food (too much!), and lots of love and laughter. 

I am dreading tomorrow and having to pack away the Christmas decorations, it always makes me feel a little blue.  But, before you know it we’ll be celebrating another Christmas and wondering how 2008 could possibly be over.  I suppose that it’s a little premature to speculate about this new year passing as speedily as 2007 did, but if the past few years are any indication of how fast time marches on I feel sure 2008 will be no exception. 

I pray that I will make the most of this new year, that I will allow God to do whatever He wants to do in my life and that He will continue to change me into the woman He wants me to become.  I am so far from being where I need to be in my walk with Him, the closer I get to Him the further I realize I have to go.  This spiritual journey I am on will never be completed until I see Him face to face.  I pray that He will help me to stay faithful until that day, and that I will find joy in the journey and be a blessing in the lives of everyone He places around me.  

Happy New Year!

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