Looking at the end of this calendar year and I'd be lying if I didn't say I was glad to see it pass. I am grateful though, for the many things that God is allowing me to experience. Good and bad. Two surgeries in 2014 and no major health issues on the horizon for 2015.
He is healing me from the inside out. Body, mind, and spirit. He is faithful. I finished my third class in Holitic Christian Nutrition. Another step closer to the ministry that God is forming. My boys are having a great year in school, lacrosse is still a major part of our lives and I love it. My wonderful husband is healthy and puts God and family first. His business is doing well. He had a couple of major issues this year that could've caused us an awful lot of financial distress. But God showed him favor. A lot of favor. Steve is planning a trip to Israel in the spring. I couldn't be more excited for him to walk the path of Jesus.
We are checking out colleges, planning more college visits and looking foward to March, when our son will be performing in Carnegie Hall with our school orchestra. Time is flying by. Every day is precious, even the really hard ones.
I long to rest for days on end and revel in what boredom is, but alas, that is no where in our future. I continue to exercise and strengthen my core. I continue to press into the ugly areas that hide in my thought closet and rid my mind of lies. I continue to pay attention to food and how it makes me feel. I look at food as fuel and living or dead and a waste of a bite.
My habits really are slowly changes and I am blessed to have beautiful friendships that keep me pointed to God. I never thought I would ever share any of this online, but I have. For one year, I have been sharing the good, the bad, and the "you've got to be kidding me" moments. I pray that as you close out your 2014. You take an honest look with me and see the many ways in which to be thankful. We live in a free country. We are free to honor and serve our amazing God. We are able to make mistakes and learn from them. I pray you are learning too.
Isaiah 53. Join me in reading about Jesus. Take the time to let His sacrifice minister to you and know that not only are you worth His sacrifice, you are beautiful and mighty. It is because of His birth, His life, and His resurection, that we are to be accounted righteous. He bore my sin, so that I can live, make my mistakes and learn from them and share His glory.
Merry Christmas. Smile and look forward to a really great 2015. (plus, the Hobbit comes out next week!)