[rejoice, pray, be thankful: 2012]
It has been a wild year, 2012 was.
We have survived the “end of the world” twice… in May and in December.
I don’t think I’ve had as many changes ever before.
But while it was a tough year, there were so many blessings as well.
Even though dear friends have had to move away, I’ve got new friends.
Even though I gave up a couple of ministries at Church, I got a new one, more global.
Even though sometimes it was hard to go on, there was always strength for one more step – and one more… and one more.
This fall I’ve heard various people share about what rejoicing means and I am thankful for those thoughts.
So I rejoice because I am still here and even if the world will end within the next hour, I do have hope for where I am going.
Selfishly, I am tempted to pray for this year to have less big changes… and at the same time, I want to pray God will continue to shape my life into what He wants it.
And I am thankful…
Oh, there are so many people and things I am thankful for.
My friends, my family, my church, my co-workers…