Saturday, January 03, 2009
New Year & New Beginnings
A dramatic change has taken place in our lives these past 15 months. The home we are now residing in has gone from the top pic to the bottom with a few changes. The old saying was "getting there is half the fun!" I'm not sure, but I believe that "half" hardly covers where we have been. It took a while to get this blog off the ground for the year. First I had to locate the pics I wanted to use. Four computers hold the various stages of construction with backup in a fifth.
Holidays were wonderful as always! Last evening was the final holiday gathering. We held an open house for folks. People seem to enjoy the new digs. The food was wonderful and the fellowship much needed. God has a wonderful way of bringing all things around to a point where we can actually see the light. The light, of course, true light of the world, is the One whose birthday we just celebrated. After that all else falls into place according to God's plan. As I've stated before "God's schedule is far better than mine." this has been a night of looking back at how things were and then enjoying how they are. We are happy, healthy, and like everyone else(90%)of the country, suffering from the economic downturn. Personally I think if it were not for the government's intervention we would reliving be reliving the crash of '29 and ensuing years of depression.
So, here we are in the season of Epiphany and preparing for the best of future's possibilities. Thankfulness is evident in every prayer we share, and the blessings are so abundant that Cheryl and I can only look in amazement at times on the home God has provided for us and those we love. I pray your New Year is off to a great start and that this year will be a good one for our nation. In Christ's Love, Preacher.