Man is like a mere breath; His days are like a passing shadow. Psalm 144:4
Coming to the end of this year I am grateful for the ordinary things:
A warm home
Highlights of 2017:
♥ I contracted and wrote an Amish romance for Annie’s Fiction. I’ve contracted for a second book with them and am almost half way through the first draft.
♥ I independently published MIRACLE IN BLACK.
The ONLY way the writing happened: Prayer warriors stood with me and encouraged me. Thank you, one and all.
Lowlights of 2017:
In January, my father-in-law passed away.
In September, my father passed away.
There is so much I want to say about these two wonderful men, but when I sit down to write out my thoughts, the words dry up. They just aren’t there. Some day I’ll be able to do it. In the meantime, I’ll treasure the memories. Daddy Gavitt and Dad Greene will always be in my heart. ♥♥
Looking forward to 2018
The mind of man plans his way, but the LORD directs his steps. Proverbs 16:9
After the difficulties of the past two years, I’m hesitant to look forward. Business plan? (Hmmm.) Health goals? (eye-roll) What was once so easy for me to do—plan and follow through—feels almost impossible this year. But doing nothing doesn’t feel right, either.
So my faith journey for the new year begins NOW as I take the first step into the unknown that stretches before me a full 365 days—and beyond.
I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
I many not know what the new year holds for me, but I do know the God who holds me and all the days of 2018 in His hands.
The LORD will guide you continually, giving you water when you are dry and restoring your strength. You will be like a well-watered garden, like an ever-flowing spring.
Goodbye, 2017 – Hello, 2018