Looking Back

In just a few hours 2011 will be history.

It will be time to take down the calendar that has graced my refrigerator for the last 365 days – with its curled corners, loose pages and food stains.

For the past year it has recorded important birthdays, visits, and trips. It has reminded us of appointments, kept us organized, and recorded our days.

Days that were full of activity.

Laughter.

Tears.

Excitement.

Uncertainty.

Joy.

Pain.

In it’s place I’ll hang our brand new – spotless – calendar. It’s pages empty and waiting.

What will those pages record?

What will the next 366 days bring?

Whatever comes our way in 2012, I can rest assured that God is still in control.

Just as He was in the last 365 days.

Psalm 90:12 “So teach us to number our days, so that we may apply our hearts to wisdom.”

Wishing you all a blessed and Happy New Year!

New Year’s Eve

I love a new calendar.

It’s so fresh and full of opportunities.

365 days of the unknown.

One year ago I had no idea of the events that would unfold in the pages of 2010 calendar – the deaths, the births, the weddings, the heartache, the joys, the challenges.

But God did.

He sees my blank 2011 calendar and knows my every coming and going.

He knows the pain I will feel, the tears I will cry, and the laughter I will enjoy.

And He cares.

So on this eve of another New Year – I rest firmly on His promises.

“For I know the plans I have you says the Lord, plans for good and not for evil to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11

Have a blessed New Year!