December 31st has arrived! The sun is shining, snow is gently melting with rays of sunlight reflecting off the crystalized snow and tiny puddles of newly melted snow. It is so beautiful! To think this is only a glimpse, not even comparing to what Heaven will look like...take a moment and enjoy this beauty if you are in upstate New York. Regardless of where you live, God has created a beautiful setting...we each need only to slow long enough to enjoy it.
As I reflect back on my 2010 I am overwhelmed at the course my year took. One year ago I wouldn't have guessed I would be working on finishing my book, preparing to seek an agent and blogging. I didn't even know what blogging was! Yet midway through the year - I chose to listen to God and follow his course. It has been a wild ride.
There are days I can write all day without a pause while others make my head and heart hurt so much I just sit...a blank stare or "odd faces" (as my family will say) when I'm not sure what I remember, how I feel or how to begin to express these same perplexed feelings. YET...if I take a moment to pray asking God for His guidance, His help and His words - I usually hear "You are trying to do this in your strength...not mine!" Ouch...truth hurts.
So a goal for 2011 is to lean on God to finish the revisions so others can feel His loving arms wrapped around them in their times of trouble and stress. He is faithful and doesn't leave us...I'm opening my arms and resting in Him as I write.
I'll pray and think about my 2011 goals and post them tomorrow! You can help keep me accountable this year! :)
Happy New Year's Eve! Be safe and celebrate the 2010 by sharing memories and highlights of the year past while setting goals and striving for more and something greater in 2011! With God...anything is possi
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323