Monday, December 29, 2008

Whatever hasn't killed me....

Whatever hasn't killed me, will make me stronger.
I'll be honest with you here...
There were times in 08' that I thought I might not survive.
Not really "physical" things...tho there were a few scares.
But the challenge of the mental and spiritual things.
I know I am not alone here.
Joy(savvycityfarmer) has had her share of mental anguish when her beloved lay in a coma this year.
Jenny(Prairie Farmeress) has had her share of heart hurts.
Amy (Apt. A) has had many upheavals this year.
I could go on and on.
And I would gander if I were to ask any of YOU how you survived this year,
most of your answers would involve
grace and mercy.
Grace and mercy from our God.

I LOVE the ending of an old year.
I make mental lists in my head of the changes I want to see.
I make written lists of what I want to accomplish.
I love taking down the old calendar, full of appointments, birthdays, memories passed...
and starting fresh with a blank slate.
Anything is possible this year.
There could be reconcilliation with family members.
There could be loved ones coming to a saving knowledge of the Saviour.
There could be new friends made.
Old relationships made stronger.
Anything is possible!

What are you hoping/believing/praying for?
What are some of YOUR goals for 09'?

Talk to me!

And if there are prayer requests...
let us join together to petition our Father.
Let's use this World Wide Web for HIS glory this year!
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ShutterShy said...

cityfarmer here
We are so much alike...I've had my calenders and daytimer for weeks now....waiting in the wings.

As of today I am purging closets and drawers. I'm starting at the top and working my way to the craft room.

Yes, this will be a year of victories ... If we can make it through these days we can make it through anything.

Father take the gloomy, desolate hours and redeem them as only You can do. Stir is us a revival for the advancement of Your kingdom. Clean out the closets of our hearts and restore to us the joy of our salvation.
Your blood washes whiter than snow.

We are righteous in Your sight. Imprint these nuggets of truth and promise on our hearts.
In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Amen.

p.s. new blog

Amy said...

Mercy & Grace yep:) I have put the calender of 2008 away too...those dates and notes are a little journal...among the bad stuff there was enough good* I just keep focusing on that, and not so much on all of the bumps. I am looking forward to the new year...Ok that photo up there in your header is so very very nice, your smile is beautiful*! you and your farmboy* Wishing you love peace health happiness & lots of laughter in the new year cyn! xo

Aunt Jenny said...

This WAS a challenging year..but like you said..Mercy and Grace....
I love the fresh start of a new year and plan to make a list of goals...tomorrow. I have so much to be grateful for.
Have a great week!!! Happy New Year!

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

Great Minds...I love the New Year. Got my own words to say but you took so many of them!
Loved the Christmas Card! Many Blesses to you!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the inspiration - beautiful thoughts to take in
to the new year.

Farmchick said...

Happy New Year to you and your family!!!

Lovella said...

Cyn. . .I hear your cry to the Lord and I echo it. . we all have our deep felt needs that only Christ knows and only He can answer. . .Praise God for this avenue to share and love and support one another. .
Happy New Year. .

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

OK girlfriend. New Post already! xoxoxo

Mimi from French Kitchen said...

I like the beginning of a new year, too.

I am glad you and Joy have each other for support!

Serenity said...

I'm a newbie to your blog - nice thing you have here! I'm glad to see 2008 go as it was kind of a rough one going in the first 5 months. After that I started getting these awfully sad feelings and attributed it to something going on within my family. While there was something going on...what I couldn't have known was that in June would be the last time I would ever see my 16 year old niece again. She died in a car accident in August. Some other family issues cropped up and some job related things too. Had I not been saved, I am not sure I would have had the strength to get through those trying days. I am very thankful to God. :)