Sunday, January 3, 2010

See?...A New Thing!


As we move into this new year, this new decade I can say that I have Hope, Excitement and Anticipation of what is to come. I couldn't say that over the past six weeks or so. God is so good in the way that He so lovingly restores our broken souls and heals the gaping wounds.

I can't explain why I feel so energetic. That can only come from the goodness of God.

I will be turning 40 years old this coming September. I have some goals. Some for weight loss, some financial, some spiritual, some relational, some emotional, some for recreation, some for family and home organization, some for....let's just say I have some goals. Hopefully, nothing so difficult that I give up without ever getting started. I typically am NOT a goal attainer. I make great lists and have wonderful aspirations, but my huge flame fizzles out quickly. Picture my bottom lip sticking out really far in self-pity.

This time, however, I really believe that I am motivated by that little "4" and little "0" coming around the corner. Is it some magic number? I don't know, but it is SCREAMING in my face to do something with myself that is different than before.

Set goals and attain them.


In the middle of the night the Holy Spirit put parts of this scripture on my mind and heart and I woke up trying to remember where I had read it. It is now my theme for the year:

Isaiah 43:18 & 19

"Forget the former things;
do not dwell on the past.
See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up;
do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the desert and
streams in the wasteland."

Thank you, Abba Father for renewal and hope.



  1. I have faith that 2010 is going to be a wonderful year for you. You YOUNG thing.

  2. Love this post.

    Love the new blog look (yours and mine).

    Love that you're a lifelong learner, too.

    Love that you actually learn from life.

    We don't have it figured out, but that 4-0 is looming for me as well and making me think about some things I might have been in denial about. ;)

    Love you...and yours.

  3. Such a great post. And I love your outlook on life. I just did a post as well about my verse for the year. I LOVE your choice! What great verses, LOVE THEM! Have a GREAT 2010.

  4. Happy new year to you and all your goals!! I had not been by here since I saw the photo shoot shots on the cute by the way! I was glad to catch up with all your Christmas posts. Your photos are always beautiful.

    I was so saddened to read about your rough Fall and issues with your agency, sad to say that we too had many, many issues with them. I will continue to pray for your family and your heart in wanting it to grow. Many blessings to you!

  5. Those are the same verses our pastor used in his sermon yesterday. Isn't it amazing how God desires to do NEW things and allows us to be a part of them? The things mentioned in these verses are impossible for man and only possible by God. May God work through you to accomplish things that you never thought possible. Hope you have a wonderful 2010! Oh, and turning 40 is great!....I'll be a little more sympathetic when you publish your "Turning 50" post, but by then....50 will sound YOUNG to me. LOL

  6. Miss Scarlet, you are lookin' fine!! And I have you beat by a decade!! YIKES!!! Haven't been able to say the actual number out loud yet. :0)