2015!

The year of 2014 was a very eventful year along with the last day, that is last night. But lets hope all of 2015 will not be spent repeating last night’s events. (It wasn’t anything terrible, my dog got sick and I ended up cleaning her and everything up – no fun.)

But 2014 was really good with work taking me up to NY and then MD. I finished a NaNo novel in November that was so good that I am going to send it into agents instead of the one I was planning to send. We went on an amazing cruise to Florida and the Bahamas. My husband did really well this year at Christmas. We helped my daughter move. My youngest got married. My middle daughter got promoted at work. My son found an amazing job that will take him all over the U.S. We got a new puppy (the aforementioned sick one).

On a sad note my sister-in-law passed away and my dog of 12 years passed away.

All of that being things that happened in the world, let’s look at spiritual changes. God showed me that when He gives me a gift, it is mine. Unless I turn it into an idol that I value over Him, He will not take it away. He showed me His power in helping me memorize scripture at the age oif 47. I thought all chances of me memorizing scripture was gone because of my age, but what did He do for Abraham and Sarah at their old age? Right! He taught me that no matter how much I sin, He still loves me. And He taught me that when I seek Him, yearn for Him, and desire Him, He will let Himself be found in amazing ways.

So what are my goals for 2015?

I want to be even more consciously aware of God’s work in my life. I am keenly aware now but I want to see and acknowledge Him in every tiny aspect of life.

I want to devote more of my time to writing, to keeping up with my website, and with Goodreads.

I want to be more organized. As I sit here thinking and looking at my office – man it could use some organization. And that means throwing out what is of no use to me or that I haven’t used in forever.

I also want to give more. I know those that know me probably think I give too much, but I want my friends and family to have things of mine so I can see them enjoy the gifts instead of when I am gone.

And I want to dive into God’s Word with a heart full of love for Him and a mind open to what He wants to reveal to me.

So what are your goals foir 2015? How will you honor God with your life? Don’t worry what the path may hold. Just know that as long as you stay on the path God has for you, it will lead you to Him.

You will make known to me the path of life: In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forever.   Psalm 16:11