Let me be real honest here...... I haven't really been blogging much in 2014. My word for this year is HOPE. Seems like I have been in need of HOPE most of this year. Oh it is only first world problems but I keep fighting to not grow weary. Often I feel I am losing that battle. God is with me and I know that. I am still counting my gifts and several.... of those include the HARD gifts.
Give Thanks. I have counted since 2007. God is faithful and I look for His gifts daily. I truly believe it is what keeps me going......
I do come here often and look at the screen. I do have lots to share but I can't seem to get it out. I still read other blogs but often do not comment like I once did.
I turned 53 in Sept. and we celebrated 34 years of marriage this month. I am still home schooling our three youngest. The older three are all adults and living in different places.
We are getting ready for Advent. I love the Christmas season. Not the cold but the Christmas part.
I am still struggling with my sustaining longing. I have called it that for years. Some of you may understand and some not. I know God knows and His grace, mercy and peace covers me most of the time. Some times I just want to wallow in self pity and after a bit He shows me that is not the way... and He gives me an extra amount of grace & joy!
I am so looking foward to all of us being together at Christmas. We haven't all been together since LAST Christmas. I know that is how things will be as my adult children live their own lives. I am so excited for them all to be home.
Just thought I would say hi. Maybe I will blog more soon.
May the JOY of the Lord be yours.