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~My word for the new year~

Written by Sue, Saturday, January 14, 2012                  Cold, maybe snow flurries tonight..
My word for this year, actually I have two words, are....


jour·ney

  [jur-nee]  Show IPA noun, plural -neys,verb, -neyed, -ney·ing.
noun
4.passage or progress from one stage to another: the journey to success.
verb (used without object)
5.
to make a journey; travel.

During the early morning hours on January 1st, 2012, as is the case when I am  not able to sleep, I usually will get up and read, I picked up my new devotional book, Jesus Calling, written by Sarah Young, and given to me by my dear friends, Janette, and her son, Benjamin. "Thank you so much, dear friends, in blessing me with this gift, for in so doing, I am now embarking on a wonderful journey, and  my life is enriched beyond words!"



The  first line of my new devotional book, on my first day, was beckoning me to come  to Him, (Jesus), on a new journey having a teachable spirit and an open mind, eager to be changed.  I was not to take with me old ways as I stepped into this new year, but to seek His face, and  in so doing I would have a renewed mind. I was assured that His eyes were always on me, that I would  have His full attention and everlasting love. That special plans were made for me. 


Jeremiah 29:11~ For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope
All I had to do was to give myself fully to His presence.
I am looking forward to this new journey with Him, as with any journey I know there will be smooth roads, rough road, hills, valleys and yes those wonderful mountain tops to travel on, but in the end, I will reach my destination and will look back in wonder and amazement at how I made it, knowing  that it was only because I had with me the best map maker there is....


My second word for this year is..

sa·vor

  [sey-ver]  Show IPA
10.to give oneself to the enjoyment of: to savor the best in life.

I savored every moment of this quiet time with the Lord, just basking in His presence as these words penetrated my very soul! 



I am also looking forward to savoring all of the special moments this year while taking this journey, moments such as .....
Special time spent with Mr. P.
Something  as simple and yet so pretty, as a lemon,


In the garden with some of His creatures, and creations.

As I pass by a vignette, I am reminded of Who I am in Him, and of what I

Choosing a good book, taking it from it's resting place, sitting by the fireplace, and savoring the words so carefully penned.

Watching bubbles rise in a bottle of dish detergent, while glancing at a sun catcher, loving made by dear daughter, this past summer .
passing by a window, pausing, if only for a moment to find  dear sweet Lucy sitting in the swing enjoying some sun rays, she is also savoring her moments. ~smiling~


Wishing you peace and joy as you travel on, and hopefully savor your journey this year,
Much love,
 Sue
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    My desire is that when you leave that you will be encouraged and know that you too are loved.

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    The phrase "There's no place like home", is so true.

    No matter where I go, I always love turning the key and hearing that clicking sound in the lock of our back door . Even if I have only gone shopping, I am so happy to be home.

    Did you know that every home has its own scent, the first thing I do is sniff the air, and I offer a quiet prayer of thankfulness, and for safety.

    My decorating style is my own, I decorate with the colors and treasures that are me. One of the things that I have enjoyed about blogging is the difference in how we all view the world, and our homes. Just like our Creator made each of us to be unique, we create our own unique styles and colors in our own homes. I have learned so much from you and enjoyed your homes so much, and have learned so much about you from your homes...

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