So, here's hoping and praying that you had a wonderful Christmas with family and perhaps friends.
I don't know why but my mind has spent much time over these last several days, pondering all that relates to our American way of doing Christmas and I've been wondering just how many families were able to celebrate the holidays in the way that they would have liked to this year. I guess I find myself doing a deep cleaning "examination of my own life kind of thing"these days; wondering and praying about changes I need to make in order to see myself become more of what my imagination tells me I'd like to be.
Change is not always easy. Not usually easy. Most often very uncomfortable and challenging. It's making ourselves step into things that we've never done before, causing us to become something we've maybe never been before and going places where we may not have been bold enough or curious enough to venture into, in the past. Sometimes it means an intentional effort to create within ourselves an interest that doesn't come naturally for us but one that needs to be a part of our lives.
Whatever you're looking at today, as we head toward another New Year - 2016 - may the LORD direct your thoughts, your contemplations and yes, even your imaginations.
I BELIEVE we can always do more, always strive for better and always improve our quality of life. That's what I BELIEVE he would have us to involve ourselves in this coming year. What can we do to make things more exciting, workable, profitable and beneficiary for ourselves and for those around us; for our children, grandchildren, friends, neighbors and beyond?
Maybe we all need a "special page" in our 2016 Daily Planners for just this kind of reveling!
I plan to create one in mine.
God bless you all as you do your little soul search.
Izzy Herriette & Co / Ginger Renken